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  1. Routine Arming of Officers

    To be honest, I'd like to see routine arming of officers a thing. However, I still can't see it happening any great time soon. I still don't understand why taser isn't issued to everyone but alas.
  2. Warrant card, proximity card, driving license, police fed membership card, debit card, gym member card and McDonald's coffee bean thing. It doubles up as my wallet and is always in my pocket. I can feel when it's not there, it's a part of me now.
  3. Police squad as headed by Frank Drebin.
  4. BBC: Term-time holiday dad loses court battle

    Moved to Real World.
  5. Reprisals (and the fear of)

    Rizzo Nah, most certainly a Danny style hair cut on the go!
  6. Reprisals (and the fear of)

    I have been recognised out of work twice. I have a distinct Grease style quiff though so maybe that's why.
  7. BBC: Seven held after Westminster attack

    Posts merged, same topic.
  8. Police Drone Pilots

    I don't think my force even has one!
  9. Just boggles my mind really...
  10. Basic Driving Test (A-to-B)

    Mine initial consisted of "got a driving license?" Sure, you can drive. Followed by the compliant stop training and I tell no word of a lie; the DT got out a road roll mat with some toy police cars and demonstrated on the roll mat how to pull vehicles over...
  11. Copblocking tips

    The last thing officers want when they're dealing with a situation is someone filming in their faces or trying to interject. The officers are there to deal with a job and they need to deal with it appropriately and correctly. This is hard enough given the nature of the work officers deal with, without having to worry about someone else adding to their concerns and potentially causing issues. I would also advise against not to just "join up" with officers and follow them around. By all means go and talk and engage with them, but following them around is just weird and yes, it's an uneasy feeling. How would you feel if you were in a group of your friends and somebody whom you don't know is constantly following you around and filming you? It'd certainly make me feel uncomfortable. If your goal is to engage with police and see how they work, do it the way your local sergeant mentioned. Apply for a ride along and that way you can ask all the questions about situations and see why they deal with things in those ways. You won't be allowed to film however.
  12. Asp's

    I think it's usually around 21 inches. I have a side break scabbard, unsure the maker of which though. It's good, but i believe they're pretty expensive if not issued to you.
  13. How old were you?

    Special at 18. PC at 20.
  14. Depends on what you want. Do you wish to see if you'd like the job first and get a snippet of what policing is like first before committing? If so, join as a special and see how you feel. If you're adamant you want to do it as a career then apply now. There's no point in joining as a special if you're dead set on doing it full time. I joined as a special first to see if I'd like it, and I really enjoyed it so joined as a regular. However I must warn you that being a special is a lot different than being a regular in the work sense, etc. No harm in applying whilst you're a special though and seeing how it plays out!