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Firearms survey - do you want to be routinely armed?

  • Posted On 31 Jul 2017

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    All Federation members across the country are going to be asked if they would like to be routinely armed in a survey being conducted throughout August.


    The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) survey will be sent directly to officers via the member database, you should also receive an email from your local Rep to complete the survey during the first week of August.


    “There has been much debate about routine arming of police officers lately so the Federation has decided it’s time to ask officers themselves for their views,” says Tom Cuddeford, chairman of West Midlands Police Federation, “Members were last surveyed on this issue in 2006 when the vast majority said they did not want to carry firearms.  Of course, we have seen considerable changes in the last 11 years so it will be interesting to see if officers’ views have changed too."


    The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and will close on 1 September. Results are expected towards the end of September.



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