Category Archives: Guest Blog

‘Life And The Job’ | ARV Cop | Guest Blog

Our new ‘Must Read’ section is dedicated to sharing the words of some of the top bloggers from within the emergency services, NHS and armed forces – both past and present.  The blogs are hand-picked by our team but do not necessarily represent the views of Emergency Services News. Instead, they reflect the experiences of individuals who have first-hand experience of what

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Former Police Commander Speaks Candidly About Mrs May & Policing | Guest Blog

Our new ‘Must Read’ section is dedicated to sharing the words of some of the top bloggers from within the emergency services, NHS and armed forces – both past and present. The blogs are hand-picked by our team but do not necessarily represent the views of Emergency Services News. Instead, they reflect the experiences of individuals who have first-hand experience

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One Of The Five Met Officers Subjected To 11-Year IPCC/IOPC Investigation Speaks Out

Father Andrew Birks is one of the five Metropolitan Police Officers who had to endure nearly 11 years’ worth of continued investigations following the tragic death of Sean Rigg, who died whilst in police custody back in 2008. Last Friday, Father Birks (who during the investigation trained to become a Priest) along with the four other police officers involved in

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Why The 2.7% Pay Rise For MPs Has Caused So Much Resentment

In light of the recent pay increase awarded to MPs, that will see their basic salary rise to just under £80,000 per annum, we received the following message from one of our followers. It summarises nicely just why so many people get so angry and annoyed when they see what many regard as blatant hypocrisy. Maybe people would perhaps not

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Before You Watch Dispatches: “Grenfell: Did The Fire Brigade Fail?” Please Read This

What follows below, is a personal account written by one of the many firefighters who attended the Grenfell Fire tragedy. It has been shared by ‘Save The UK Fire Service‘ with the following appeal: ‘In light of Channel 4 Dispatches programme airing tomorrow, we would like to remind our followers of a post we put up from a firefighter who

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‘It’s The First Minutes That Can Determine The Outcome Of A Major Injury, Which Makes Me Question My Colleagues Mentality’

This question was sent into us via email – let us know what you think in the comments below: ‘I think this is definitely something that needs to be pressed upon when it comes to first aid training. The lack of training and provisions provided to officers is truly frightening when you consider we’re normally the first on scene and

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‘My 10 Point Plan For Policing’ By John Sutherland – Former Police Commander

John Sutherland joined the Metropolitan Police in 1992. He retired in February 2018 having reached the rank of Chief Superintendent. John is a popular police author, blogger and commentator. Here is a blog that John wrote about what would be his ten point plan for policing (hopefully we are helping with point number 10): ‘I’m sitting on a train bound

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Why Volunteer To Carry Firearms? | ARV Blog

It’s a good question. Why did I, or why would you volunteer to become an armed cop? Why would anyone want to face armed criminals? Why, in the time of such a terrorist threat, would anyone want to be one of the Officers running towards the threat? All good, valid questions that I asked myself and have had my loved

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