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Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 04th February 2013 at 4:40 - Posted in Police Blogs

Drizzleshire Constabulary Superintendent recruitment – “The parachute scheme” Position: Police Superintendent Salary: Significantly more than £19k Desired qualities: - The ability to gain 20 years worth of operational policing experience from a 15 month training course. - No understanding of the complex requirements of your local community, nor how to provide round-the-clock policing. - Experience in wielding the axe of redundancy when budgets don’t cover officer salaries....
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Blue Light Taxonomy

Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 31st January 2013 at 20:53 - Posted in Police Blogs

Blue flashing lights and sirens on an emergency vehicles often cause other drivers to do strange and crazy things. Over the years I have developed my own classification system for different drivers.   THE KERB CRUNCHER Upon seeing blue lights in their rear view mirror, this driver mounts the kerb or verge, regardless of the capability of their vehicle for off-road pursuits, and often to the horror of a passing pedestrian. THE TWITCHER This driver pootles along without a care in the world until...
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It’s snow joke!

Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 18th January 2013 at 12:54 - Posted in Police Blogs

Following on from a something I tweeted earlier this week I thought I’d write my own piece of case law. Criminal damage to a snowman does not constitute a criminal offence. Definition of criminal damage: S1 Criminal Damage Act 1971. A person who without lawful excuse damages any property belonging to another intending to destroy any such property or being reckless as to whether any such property would be damaged or destroyed shall be guilty of an offence. Property is “of a tangible...
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Tongue tied

Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 07th January 2013 at 10:27 - Posted in Police Blogs

In my first week as a probationer police officer fresh out of training school, I was keen as mustard to get my first arrest. My tutor made it his mission to help me achieve this, and we spent the first ten minutes of every shift trawling through the arrest packages and warrants to find something suitable. One the way to one such arrest enquiry, I called on the radio to inform our control room where we were going and what we were doing, just in case it went a bit bendy when we arrived. I was still...
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Life in the fast lane

Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 02nd January 2013 at 6:22 - Posted in Police Blogs

A significant proportion of my time as a police officer is spent working in dangerous places. I’m not referring to wrestling with knife-wielding maniacs, pursuing armed robbers or intercepting terrorists. I am talking about working on fast roads. This is probably the most dangerous working environment for most officers. More police officers die every year working on the roads, than by any other means. Every time I step out of my car to deal with an incident on of these roads I am acutely...
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2012 in review – Blogtastic!

Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 30th December 2012 at 22:32 - Posted in Police Blogs

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views. Click here to see the complete report.

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Merry Christmas!

Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 24th December 2012 at 9:51 - Posted in Police Blogs

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my readers! Thank you for visiting and reading my blog over the last few months. I’ve really enjoyed writing my blog and meeting new people through twitter. I’ve got lots of ideas for blogs in the new year, so watch this space! If you’re working, stay safe. If you’re out partying, don’t drink too much. If you’re off work, don’t eat too much. If you’ve got young kids, good luck! Whenever you are, don’t...
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Stop press

Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 20th December 2012 at 16:01 - Posted in Police Blogs

The police seem to be ever present in the headlines, mostly for the wrong reasons with stories of brutality, corruption, greed and dishonesty. Some of these scandals are self inflicted and the media understandably grab hold of them and squeeze them for all they’re worth. Other stories however are misrepresented and the police service can take a pounding in the press on the basis of a half truth. There is a place for publishing and broadcasting the negative headlines, and the public should be...
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You gotta have faith

Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 17th December 2012 at 10:40 - Posted in Police Blogs

I am Christian and a Police Officer. Some would say those two things are incompatible and you can’t have one without compromising the other. Many people would expect a Christian to “turn the other cheek” and not use physical force to achieve something, especially lethal force. They may also have an image of Christians being weak, ineffectual and irrelevant. Others may have a preconceived notion that all Christians are hypocrites, prejudiced or bigoted. These would not be conducive to being...
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The ministry of good ideas

Written by RSS Poster PC Bobby McPeel on the 14th December 2012 at 14:04 - Posted in Police Blogs

THE OFFICE OF THE POLICE AND CRIME COMISSIONER FOR DRIZZLESHIRE Dear Chief Constable, Following my appointment as Police and Crime Commissioner in November, I been working closely with the think tank ‘Lunacy Exchange’ who have completed a period of consultation with the public to determine the strategic policing priorities for Drizzleshire for 2013. The results of this research have been published and there are several recommendations that I would like to implement over the coming months. My...
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