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  1. Specials in BTP can drive police vehicles on general patrol, response, they could if already qualified drive the ERU police-fire engines. The issue is getting a course for specials, us regulars are all waiting for them but we're reorganising driver training to bring it in house.
  2. True enough - I've worked for BTP for 4 and a half years, I've only ever known one baton fail and it was a TCH camlock baton, these were all then recalled and replaced with Monadnocks. If the ballbearings drop out of the cam shaft the batons will fail, no doubt said PC was unscrewing the hindicap without following the correct steps
  3. Crikey, glad I'm in BTP and get a quality Autolock (never failed me!)
  4. General consensus is the ASPs were good, the Monadnock/Cascos were okay and new one is pants
  5. The filming in and of itself wouldn't be, however there could be a case for behaviour likely to cause Harassment, Alarm or Distress, particularly if a person is being treated. Would it go the distance at court, and is it worth it? No. I completely agree with photographers having the right to film what they wish in public, photography is not a crime. However there is such a thing as taste, and I think any decent human being would leave an emergency crew to treat a patient without recording it. This is where the law cannot accommodate for human decency in every step.
  6. You know what's funny, there's a whole debate about this over on Police Community, that's not in the spirit of PACE! http://police.community/topic/94724-s24a-pace-1984-and-procedure/?page=1
  7. Are you not issued a holder? Ours come with a plastic PVC cover you slip over the outside and a leather flap/holder for it. It's allowed, just don't attach anything to the book itself (as the cover is needed for files etc) - if you can get a holder if you don't have one, they're only cheap - Police Mutual used to give them away for free on their site!
  8. That is awful.
  9. I'm due in court soon with a delusional chap who walted as a soldier - he believes he's a soldier - maybe this chap feels wronged and sort of believes his own rubbish too?
  10. Look at getting your own place? Use the showers at the nick?
  11. Damn it - I'm not the only one!
  12. Not for long - BTP has reviewed the RSAS uniforms of a few TOCs
  13. Bit close to the wire I must say, but if they're well trained and not a bunch of rambos - who cares? They're presumably only going to S24A arrest persons who have committed indictable offences, the rest they will seek to eject from the event
  14. "AB123, AB123, Are you receiving BX over." "BX, BX from AB123, Go ahead over" "AB123, AB123, can you attend X location for Y?" "BX, BX from AB123, yes yes, show me attending with an ETA of zero five minutes" "AB123, respond BX." "AB123..." "Yeah Jon can you attend X location for Y?" "Yes yes zero five."
  15. To be fair having seen the Lancs Cadet uniform he probably thought you were bar staff with those black shirts :lol: