Tag Archives: Police

“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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The time I drove a Rolls Royce

So back in the day, while I was still a “proby” or probationer Police Officer in Maidstone, Kent, we were on patrol, day shift, not assigned any particular detail, just roving around taking whatever calls would be good training points, … Continue reading

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On Michael Brown and Eric Garner

British Meme- Heaven is where the police are British, the lovers French, the mechanics German, the chefs Italian, and it is all organized by the Swiss. Hell is where the police are German, the lovers Swiss, the mechanics French, the chefs … 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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Never… leave your car keys in the Ignition

Now here is something I had never heard of before coming over to the US. In the UK if you leave your keys in the ignition of the vehicle parked outside hour home overnight, you have every expectation that the … 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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