Tag Archives: England

“Paddy Wagons”

Ah another day another allegation of Police Brutality, this time in a Prisoner Transport Vehicle. I recall when Kent Constabulary received these vehicles for use. The basic idea is fairly old, that unruly or multiple prisoners can be transported with … Continue reading

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Mawwagae part 1a

Now I realize I owe you part II of our story, I couldn’t help but remember this wedding story, when I came across someone else nightmare story, and I just had to get it down before I forgot it, which … Continue reading

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Force Continuum

So in a recent conversation about British Policing, I¬† was describing how when I started with Kent County Constabulary, way back in the Dark Ages as far as my audience was concerned, I was telling them how we were issued … Continue reading

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Emlyn Volume #6

The Police Station in Maidstone, on Palace Avenue, is a purpose built structure, and extremely ugly. It is attached to the old court-house so that prisoners could be moved directly from the Station cells to appear in court. On the … Continue reading

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Royal Swans

Back in 199_ on patrol in Maidstone one night, the police station is right on Palace Avenue, ‘downtown’ with a one way dual-carriageway going right by, the station on one side, a small tributary to the Medway River on the … Continue reading

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The Sheep

Please let me introduce you too Flossy, the Maidstone Flower Sheep. Originally designed for use in 1998 only, Flossy returned for quite a few seasons, before presumably going to either the butchers or the florists. Flossy was meant to be … Continue reading

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Just another day at the office part II Riot Days

One of the most scary things you can be in as a Police Officer is a riot. So many times we talk about crowd sourcing, crowd thinking, it seems to be¬†synonymous with cloud thinking and cloud sourcing now. But crowd … Continue reading

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