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Football duties were never the same..

Ex BTP officer.
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Back in the early 90's deployed on football duties at Norwood Junction Railway station with three other officers, one of whom always fancied himself as a bit of a ladies man. George (not his real name) would try to flirt with virtually any woman. We were joined by two female officers on horseback who positioned themselves either side of the...

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cocky driver

Richard Exley
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When I was a young probationary officer, my tutor constable had a prior engagement to go to so he dropped me at a road junction and told me to stop vehicles and report any offences, he would collect me in around half an hour. I stopped a van for having a defective light. The crusty old driver decided to kick off, the usual, "haven't you any real...

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A foxes' life on the A20

Sean Hollands, former KentCounty Constabulary Traffic patrol.
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One summer evening on the A20 near west Kingsdown, Kent, together with a colleague, whilst on main road traffic patrol, we came across an accident, in which a huge fox had come off the worst in an argument with several passing cars. Having got the traffic flowing again we were left with the poor fox, which was breathing but apparently unconscious,...

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The American Legal System

Paul Thompson
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This took place in Charlotte North Carolina. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire....

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Computer hacker Assange slams prison IT

Computer hacker and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has complained about IT provision in his prison.

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Performer captured in mid-air arrest praises 'kind officers giving me hot vegan food'.

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On a More Serious Note

Uplift won't solve road safety crisis ministers are warned

A lack of resources is preventing traffic enforcement work, frontline officers have warned.

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Magistrates to get longer sentencing powers to cut court backlog

Magistrates are getting new powers to hand out longer sentences.

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New platform to plug gaps in force's struggling 999 and 101 service

Force looking to catch up with other services which are fast developing digital contact channels.

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