Category Archives: Must Read

“This Isn’t About Race Or Religion. This Is About The Fifty People Who Have Died” | New Zealand Cop

It started like any other day in the office. A mountain of paperwork was in front of me, and I needed to sort some shifts out. I called our rostering team and was met with a rather quick response, “Sorry we can’t deal with this, we are trying to find the staff to go to Christchurch. Can you go?” It

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‘Home Office Reply Lacks Focus On The Petition’ | Former PC Who Endured 10.5 Year IOPC Investigation

The following blog has been written by Father Andrew Birks who was one of the four former Metropolitan Police Officers who were completely exonerated after an investigation that lasted nearly 11 years. Father Birks published a petition to get the current complaints process completely overhauled following his own experiences of the decade-long investigation into both himself and his colleagues. The

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‘These Mates I Love Like Brothers’ | ARV Cop

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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‘Some Unarmed Officers Are Happy To Help Us Out And Take Over From Us. Some Not So Much’ | ARV 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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‘If You Had A Broken Leg You’d Go Get It Sorted So Why Not Your Head? | Guest Blog

“Largely Facebook is full of c**p but I do find it cathartic at times so I am going to share a story with you lovely listeners seeing as it is mental health awareness week. In 1995 I joined The Police or as some would call them, the pigs, the filth or the po po.. I was sick to death of

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‘Five Years Ago The MPS Suspended Me From The Service And Withdrew My Resignation’ | Guest Blog | Father Andrew Birks

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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‘There Is More Outrage About M&S Sweets Than There Is About This…’ | Former Police Sergeant

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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HEMs Doctor Talks About Delivering Successful Open Chest Surgery On A County Durham Street

Across the country, there are dedicated teams of highly trained medical staff who can be flown to major incidents where seconds and minutes can mean the difference between life-and-death for a patient. The national network of Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMs) is only able to operate thanks to the generosity of the general public. The charitable donations which are made

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‘The Knock No-One Wants’ | A Day In The Life Of A Family Liaison Officer

The following is a personal account written by PC Sam Sparkes from Bedfordshire Police. PC Sparkes has been a police officer for 20 years. She has spent 10 years as a traffic officer, of which eight years have also been spent as a family liaison officer. She is also the family liaison officer coordinator for the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire

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Training Days and Qualification Shoots | 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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