The little orange button

The little orange which can do a lot. Every police officer has one. It is the same orange button which no one wants to hear. It is like time freezes for the next 10 seconds after it has been activated, everyone stops what they are doing and await a location, officers rush out in their […]

Act of Kindness

Police Officers across the Country put their lives at risk. They work stressful hours, unsociable shift so members of the public can sleep at night, so members of the public can spend time with their families and so they can remain safe, whilst the officers can’t. I see this role as one of the most […]

Assault Police

I came across a video on social media recently where an officer in the course of conducting his duties is assaulted by a person who observes the officer arresting a male. The original male makes a getaway whilst the second male who assaults the police officer for no apparent reason (other then to allow the […]

You’re never off duty

I was reflecting over a recent incident which I dealt with off duty. But then another sprung to mind. I have been involved with a series of incidents off duty, I don’t know whether it is just sheer luck, whether I am at the right (or wrong) place at the right time or whether I […]

The start of the beginning…

As the thin blue line gets thinner, I join a police service at a time of austerity set with cut-backs and difficult times ahead. I, like others around me have a lot to say about how the cuts are affecting policing in England and Wales as well as other public sector jobs. However, we must […]