Tag Archives: Maidstone

Pirates in Pinstripe

So back on patrol in Maidstone Kent one night with PC ‘Spike ‘ Milligan, who later went on to be a K9 officer….”heel Spike,  good Spike “. We came across a group of juvenile delinquents headed into town to cause … Continue reading

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“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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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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Once a Knight

Back in the day of 199_, when I was working patrol in Maidstone,  England, the fine old castle in Leeds was in our patrol district. An internationally well know tourist destination for castle tours and the gardens, it was well … Continue reading

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Men In Black

Well it must have been 1997, since that’s when the Men In Black movie came out. Korean car manufacturers were really pushing their product into the UK. One deal I remember someone taking advantage of was; buy a brand new … Continue reading

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