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Shall I stay or shall I go now?

Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 15th August 2014 at 10:25 - Posted in Police Blogs

I have now been using Twitter for around two years,  I remember when I first set the account up. I was sat on a coach heading up to London to join 35,000 other cops to protest at Government cuts.I felt the media portrayal was pretty biased and decided to dabble with the weird medium of Twitter.My force at the time was not prepared for individual officers using Twitter.The last two years has been an evolutionary journey for us all. We have had to adapt policies,  I have been described as...
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Boardmasters Music Festival Advice

Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 04th August 2014 at 15:44 - Posted in Police Blogs

This weekend we see the Boardmasters festival at Newquay again, it's going to be a great weekend with thousands heading to the music festival, many of whom will be camping.Here are some hints and tips to make sure you have an amazing weekend and leave with only good memories.First off a checklist of things to bring:Entry ticket (sounds obvious but some forget!)Money and cash card – keep these hidden somewhere safe like a  money belt (there are cash machines on site so you don't need to bring...
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A shift as a 'Response' Sarge

Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 27th June 2014 at 12:36 - Posted in Police Blogs

My role is that of a Sergeant on the response section, we are one of 5 teams who provide Police cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are the first responders, when you require Police in an emergency, to report a crime or the relatively minor stuff we are usually the ones who are first there, we deal with pretty much everything you could imagine. Everyone on different departments likes to think their job is the best, that is very much true of how I feel about life 'on response', I love the...
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Be Prepared.....

Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 06th February 2014 at 17:02 - Posted in Police Blogs

So there you are, sitting in front of the telly, watching Corrie when all of a sudden the power goes off and you are sat there in the dark, you wait for a few minutes waiting for it to come back on but nothing happens. What do you do? What preparations have you made?Alternatively you are sat watching Corrie, there is a knock on the door, a Police officer says the street is being evacuated, you need to leave your home, they have no idea when you will be allowed to return, what do you take with you?Both...
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'Wave Watching'

Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 04th February 2014 at 22:18 - Posted in Police Blogs

Over the past few weeks the coasts of the UK have been hit by storms and very rough seas, sea defences have taken a battering and in many cases have been breached or washed away. Many areas have suffered flooding, and there are warnings of yet more to come.Vide: KernowViddyWhen the storms hit the coasts we often see massive waves battering the coastline and the spectacle of these and viewing the power of the sea bring many people out to watch.Picture Mel BonfieldI can appreciate wanting to go and...
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'Single Vehicle RTC'

Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 10th December 2013 at 19:31 - Posted in Police Blogs

It was Sunday night, the early hours of the morning, my team and I had been on night shifts since Friday and were into the last few hours before we enjoyed a couple of days off.It had been a reasonably busy weekend but this evening there had been heavy showers so our night shift had been largely uneventful and routine.We were taking advantage of the lull in calls and enjoying a coffee at the station while I chatted with the team about a few things, I was new to the team and getting to know my officers.The...
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I am a police officer

Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 30th November 2013 at 16:17 - Posted in Police Blogs

Copied, source unknown, but so true....Since I joined the Police, way, way back then, I have learned much and performed many, many roles. Some of them easy and some of them not so easy.I have been:a marriage guidance counseloran acting veterinary nurse,a teacher,a babysitter,I’ve listened to advice from knowledgeable and experienced people,I’ve also listened to advice from people who do not have a clue what they are talking about,I’ve been an odd job man,a translator,a wrestler,a boxer,a fight...
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Anyone can be affected....

Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 17th November 2013 at 19:15 - Posted in Police Blogs

In the last 24 hours the M42 motorway was closed for many hours due to a man threatening to jump from one of the bridges crossing the motorway.The Police had to close the motorway and many thousands were diverted.Twitter & Facebook came alive with many commentators who made some cruel & vile comments. There was no compassion, no understanding, just animosity towards an individual who was in crisis and had caused them a small amount of inconvenience.Those people seemed to think that they will...
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Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 30th July 2013 at 18:35 - Posted in Police Blogs

Night Swimming?Over the past few weeks Newquay and the UK have enjoyed some great weather, temperatures have been warm at night and as a result a number of people have decided that part of their evenings entertainment will include a swim in the sea.Almost every individual I have spoken to that has decided to go for a dip has been under the influence of alcohol, most have little or no experience of the sea.Alcohol contributes to at least 20 per cent of all adult drowning deaths every year. This rises...
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Dealing with traumatic events:

Written by RSS Poster Regie on the 02nd July 2013 at 12:24 - Posted in Police Blogs

As a member of the 'blue light services' I deal with traumatic events on a pretty regular basis, A traumatic incident is any event that can be considered to be outside of an individual's usual experience andcauses physical, emotional or psychological harm.My employer has a very good system in place to look after my welfare, we use a system called 'TRiM', Trauma Risk Management.This is a trauma focused peer support system that originated with the Royal Marines. It is based on the principles of education,...
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