24th May ’18 | Twitter @ES_Humour | Contact us |Visit our Website
Jobsworth smiles with glee having taken an immediate response vehicle out of service
I’m aware that there will be some individuals out there who will see this picture of the Police vehicle incapacitated with a clamp and who will immediately think:
‘haha, serves you right for parking on double yellow lines..’
Only a fool, however, would not understand nor comprehend the fact that when the Police respond to 999 calls, then the last thing on their mind is how best to park their vehicle before running into what could be extreme danger.
The person who clamped this Police car, clearly thinks that he is some sort of ‘hero’ for acting like a buffoon.
In reality, he is potentially putting lives at risk.
I wonder how he would feel, if a member of his family was attacked in the street by a knifeman, but the nearest Police unit could not attend, because an idiot of the highest order had clamped the only available Police vehicle?
SHOP NOW —>
The person who sent us the images via our website, was not able to shine any more light on the situation in relation to who the individual in the picture is, or which company he might work for.
Its been a while since I retired from the Police, but I am hoping that the buffoon in the picture might get a visit from Thames Valley Police Officers in order to talk about the offence of ‘obstructing police’.
When we looked at the original post on Facebook, we weren’t overly shocked to read the comments from fellow buffoons who felt that the numpty in the picture was in some way a ‘hero’.
I am not sure about you, but to me, a ‘hero’ worthy of a medal is someone who puts their life on the line to potentially save the life of a complete stranger.
A hero to me, is someone who will confront a maniac armed with a gun or a knife, with just a metal stick, a can of CS spray and/or a taser.
A jobsworth who clamps a Police car, cannot ever be classed as a hero, even by the standards of misguided individuals who think that the Police should take the time to find a nice and convenient parking spot before running into unknown danger.
What the individuals heaping praise on this jobsworth seem not to understand, is that when the Police respond to an emergency call, if, for example, they end up being the first on scene to an incident that turns out to be a crime scene (such as a burglary, GBH or murder) then the Police Officers driving the vehicle that is first on scene will not be allowed to leave the crime scene until the scene has been handed over.
Whilst I will admit that I only know this because I once served on the #ThinBlueLine, it should not take more than a few milligrams of intelligence to understand that there will be a reason for the Police vehicle being parked like it was.
As is too often the case, ‘professional bystanders’ enter the debate having no clue about how the emergency services operate.
Perhaps graduates from the ‘College of Professional Bystanders’ have been brainwashed by the many media organisations out there who are clearly attempting to try and undermine the Police for their own personal (or business) agendas.
Need a new watch? Check out our vast range of military & emergency services style watches —>
Let us hope, that ‘Officer Waki’ gets a visit from the real Police, because I am fairly confident that ‘Officer Waki’ has committed some sort of offence.
If you know the firm that ‘Waki’ works for, then contact us, as we would love to ‘engage’ with them via Twitter (or some other social media platform).
The question also springs to mind, about whether this individual would have clamped an ambulance or fire engine? (or even a Coast Guard vehicle – don’t want to annoy our maritime oppos by leaving them out).
I am guessing that the answer will probably be a mahoosive ‘no’.
Which makes me ponder the following:
perhaps, just maybe, ‘Officer Waki’ was one of those individuals who never quite had the courage or bravery to join the Police Force, so instead picked a line of work that gave him an itsy-bitsy tiny bit of “authority” and “power” which has clearly gone straight to his head.
Written by one of the many international admins of Emergency Services Humour on Facebook, who is also a regular blogger in our hugely popular fortnightly satirical digital magazine, S__ts & Giggles that only costs £1 per month to subscribe to
If you enjoy our content, both on Facebook, YouTube or via our Emergency Services Media news website, then please consider supporting our work.
Without your much needed support, we are not able to continue to be the (un)official voice of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces.
Find out how YOU can help us by clicking here —>
Got a story or a video to share? You can contact our team (anonymously) at any time – we are the ONLY “information” outlet trusted by serving and former emergency services, NHS and armed forces personnel – contact our team –>
need a new bag? Visit our trade discounted online shop that is open to the public –>
Before you go...
WE NEED YOUR HELP.Here at Emergency Services News, we aim to tell you stories that the mainstream media are not interested in reporting. Whilst the MSM love to berate and ridicule the emergency services, who is there to report on the realities of serving on the front line?
Emergency Services News is currently a loss-making entity. But our team of volunteers, all former emergency services personnel, do not do it for the money.
We do it because we are sick and tired of the mainstream media constantly trying to undermine the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep you and your family safe.
How many MSM journalists who speak ill of the emergency services have actually dared to don the uniform and risk their own lives to save the life of a complete stranger? If you would like to help back our mission of reporting on fact-based news, then please consider helping to support us financially.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.
Waki works for me, call me 07703773063
No lights flashing, not an emergency. Cop deserves the ticket, not the clamp. I’m also a former cop. We, like any other citizen, are accountable to the law.
Then you should know as well as anybody that the blues do not have to be left on once at the scene of an emergency. The vehicle is not causing a clear obstruction nor blocking any part of the road from what can be seen, therefore no lights are required to be left on while the vehicle is parked.
Fool. You have no idea whatsoever why the car is there. If you were a ‘former cop’ clearly your inability to determine all the facts, before acting on them, shows you were not very good. Probably that’s why your are a ‘former cop’
I don’t think you are a cop mate. I am only in EMS but I pretty much leave my Ambo whereever is convient even when I am on a break due to me having to have fast access to the ambo and the resorces on bord. Cops are pretty much allowed to park wherever, even without lights on as long as they can afterwards explain why. Turns out we try to limit the use of said lights as much as possible,.
Not true, police officers are not above the law. They only have special dispensation during emergency situations.
The issue here is a lot of the force abuse the public and think they are unaccountable. This is the natural consequences of that.
Secondly, if Carsten is an EMS, how they hell did you get a degree with your spelling pal?
Karma, when a ‘clamper’ has a member of the public kicking off “who you gonna call?”…
Aaron you absolute chopper did you not concider that the lights were turned off on arrival??
Waki is a member of the public, recently released from prison for multiple car vandalisms and who works for the taxi company opposite where the police car was parked. The clamp had been cut off one of their taxis and positioned on the police car to stage a photo. The police were dealing with a genuine incident and were not clamped or ticketed.
Recently released from prison for multiple car vandalisms and works for a taxi company? Not in a driving capacity, I hope.
S.54 Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 – (1)A person commits an offence who, without lawful authority—
(a)immobilises a motor vehicle by the attachment to the vehicle, or a part of it, of an immobilising device, or
(b)moves, or restricts the movement of, such a vehicle by any means,intending to prevent or inhibit the removal of the vehicle by a person otherwise entitled to remove it.
(2)The express or implied consent (whether or not legally binding) of a person otherwise entitled to remove the vehicle to the immobilisation, movement or restriction concerned is not lawful authority for the purposes of subsection (1).
(3)But, where the restriction of the movement of the vehicle is by means of a fixed barrier and the barrier was present (whether or not lowered into place or otherwise restricting movement) when the vehicle was parked, any express or implied consent (whether or not legally binding) of the driver of the vehicle to the restriction is, for the purposes of subsection (1), lawful authority for the restriction.
(4)A person who is entitled to remove a vehicle cannot commit an offence under this section in relation to that vehicle.
(5)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—
(a)on conviction on indictment, to a fine,
(b)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum.
(6)In this section “motor vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle or a vehicle designed or adapted for towing by a mechanically propelled vehicle.
Perhaps you are all missing the point. For a moment, ignore the individual ‘clamping’ here and focus on the perception of the police in general. The highly publicised event during protests in various cities, where the police were seen standing witnessing acts of vandalism have tarnished the image of the service. Likewise, the use of the police by the Government to enforce draconian measures (reminiscent of a Soviet era police state) have further tarnished the image. Individual police officers forgetting that policing in this country is ‘Policing by Consent’ (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/policing-by-consent/definition-of-policing-by-consent) and militaristic, draconian techniques erode the trust of the public and lead to actions such as this (and, I was not a police officer, but did serve 31 years in the Armed Forces)