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The Highs & Lows Of The Job I Love In Two Photographs | Guest Blog

Police Sergeant Karen Jarman serves with Bedfordshire Police. 5 years ago, she was viciously assaulted by a known drug user who took exception to being searched. A week before Karen was savagely assaulted, she had passed her Sergeants exam after a lot of hard work and dedication. Karen said: “The first photo taken almost 5 years ago to the day

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PCSO Pens A Heartfelt Open Resignation Letter Citing Increased Pressure & Personal Safety Concerns For Leaving

A PCSO has written an open resignation letter that has captured the sentiment of many police officers and police staff who are leaving the force after serving for a number of years. In his letter (below), PCSO Hamer cites the ‘increase in pressure’ and ‘increased personal risk’ as being two of the reasons why he has decided to leave the

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BTP Special Constable ‘Told Off’ For Daring To Buy A Sandwich Whilst On Duty

For our civilian readers who might not know, a Special Constable is a volunteer police officer who dedicates their own time, for free, to help try and keep the public safe. Special Constables are a vital part of the police family. They provide an invaluable resource to senior officers in the fight against crime. Special Constables have the same powers,

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A Day In The Life Of A LONDON Based Police Response Team Sergeant

Sergeant Ross Hanway is the Patrol Sergeant for Response Team E which works across part of the borough command unit covering Enfield and Haringey. He has been in the Met for 17 years and in his current role for seven years and has a wealth of experience in running a response team. He explains that his officers work a six

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Police Officers Having To Spend TWO HOURS On Paperwork For ‘Simple’ Cannabis Stops

Police Officers are having to spend up to two hours completing paperwork following stop-and-searches which result in small amounts of cannabis being found. Often, these searches come about following routine stops where officers have had occassion to speak to someone and then suspect them of being in possession of a controlled substance such as cannabis. A Police Sergeant revealed on

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WATCH: Male Busts Out Some Epic Dance Moves Following A Vehicle Pursuit

Footage has emerged of the moment a driver who led police in the USA on a high-speed pursuit decided to bust out some dance moves before being taken into custody. The pursuit, in Southern California, involved multiple police units before it came to a conclusion. In the footage (below) the male can be seen break-dancing in front of bemused officers

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WATCH: 104-Year-Old Woman ‘Arrested’ At Care Home By The Police

Most people try to avoid getting in trouble with the police. But for one lady, getting ‘arrested’ was on her ‘to-do’ list. Anne Brokenbrow, having never previously come to police notice, smiled as officers “detained” her inside her care home before putting her into a waiting police car and taking her for a quick spin. Ms Brokenbrow had made her

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Heroic Cop Who Caught Fleeing Suspect Despite Horrific Injuries Has Been Commended For His Bravery

A West Midlands Police dog handler has been commended for his bravery in catching a fleeing suspect despite suffering a horror injury on a metal fence spike. PC Dan Thomas and trusty canine sidekick ‘Gil’ were tracking the man through gardens in Sutton Coldfield on 30 December 2017 when he slipped scaling an eight-foot fence. The three-pronged spike – on

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Cyclist Reunited With Members Of Public & Ambulance Staff Who Saved His Life

Ray Honour was competing in an event at the South Shields Velodrome when he collapsed just moments after he started the last lap of a veterans’ race. Heather Huntley and Damon Devine were both watching the event at the time and came to Ray’s aid, calling 999, beginning CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and calling for someone to collect the community

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Outstanding Police Officers Honoured By British Transport Police Federation

British Transport Police (BTP) officers who have saved lives, demonstrated bravery and meticulously investigated crimes have been officially recognised and their achievements celebrated at an awards evening in Edinburgh. The officers received Awards of Excellence from the BTP Federation after being nominated by their colleagues. The annual event honours the outstanding police work by dedicated officers who often risk their

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