AFO

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AcronymDefinition
AFOAnkle-Foot Orthosis
AFOAnimal Feeding Operation(s)
AFOAquatic Facility Operator (various locations)
AFOAssociation Française des Orchestres (French: French Association of Orchestras)
AFOAdvanced File Organizer
AFOAssociation Française d'Ostéopathie (French: French Association of Osteopathy)
AFOAir Force One (The Movie)
AFOArellano-Felix Organization (drug trafficking cartel)
AFOAlgar-Flynn-Oyamada (chemical reaction)
AFOAlien Front Online (Sega video game)
AFOAdmiralty Fleet Order
AFOAcademy of Fixed Orthodontics (various locations)
AFOAir Force Ones (Nike shoes)
AFOAssociation Française d'Orthoptique (French: French Orthoptic Association; est. 1965)
AFOAuthorised Firearms Officer (UK police)
AFOAdvanced Furniture Outfitters (Bryan, OH)
AFOArmed Forces Only
AFOAdvanced Force Operations (US DoD)
AFOAdditional Forms
AFOAir Failure Open (valve operation mode)
AFOAlzheimer's Family Organization (Florida)
AFOAxial Force Only (engineering)
AFOAwaiting Further Occurrence
AFOAuxiliary Fuel Oil
AFOAnnounced Flight Opportunity
AFOAnnouncement of Flight Opportunities
AFOAnti-Fascist Organization
AFOAdvanced File Organizer (software)
AFOAccounting & Finance Office/r
AFOAudio Frequency Overlay (train location technology)
AFOAlaska Field Office
AFOAgency Field Office
AFOAero Force One (Aerosmith fan club)
AFOAgencia Filatelica Oficial (Spanish: Official Philatelic Agency, Barcelona)
AFOAway from Office
AFOAvailable for Obligations
AFOAircraft Flight Operations (job title)
AFOArmy Finance Officer
AFOAlternate Fridays Off (work schedule)
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He left the military seven years later to joinNorthumbria Policewhere he went on to become an Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO).
Those who succeed qualify as an authorised firearms officer (AFO) but to become a full-time armed cop, they have to be nominated to become a specialist firearms officer.
The tributes to Alan, a former car mechanic who joined the police and became an authorised firearms officer before joining the traffic division, were led by his widow and by the chief constable.
Becoming an authorised firearms officer means you have to demonstrate a willingness and ability to put yourself in harms way to protect the public.
However, there is also a limited opportunity, if you're a qualified Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) from another Force, or would like to train as an armed officer to apply accordingly.
The successful qualify as an authorised firearms officer (AFO).
PC Saddique trained as an authorised firearms officer in 2001 and five years later he became a VIP close protection officer.
Initial Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO) training is made up of an 8-10 week course.
Victoria von Wachter, representing the Civil Nuclear Police Authority, added: "The claimant was not able to fulfil the standard required to continue as an authorised firearms officer.
"Due to the limited range, single shot capability of Taser and the fact that it may not have the desired effect on the subject, an authorised firearms officer may have to resort to other options including the use of a conventional firearm.
Tasers were first introduced in Durham in 2005, when they were issued to a handful of authorised firearms officers to provide a "less lethal" option in situations where lives were potentially at risk.