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#81 Echelon



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:46 PM

By rights you are a Police Officer 24hrs a day 365 days a year on or off duty (In England and Wales of course).

I have on occasion "had to intervene" when off duty and am thankful I always carry my warrant card with me .

I was told this on joining and have always abided by this instruction.

The only time I did not was when I visited Northern Ireland in 1987 and again that  was an instruction given as one had to seek authorisation to travel to the province as troubles were high and the common sense advice was given.

#82 irishwarrior



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:59 AM

A police officer in the uk is 1 cop to 500 people.im proud to be in the service and will always carry my warrant. Like many have said i may not need it. But it wont hurt to have just incase. 😆

#83 nathanwil2014


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:55 PM

Definitely interesting hear both sides

#84 blueb



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:24 PM

I also have a nectar card in my wallet incase it gets a few unexpected extra bonus points.  If it comes to a scrap there is no time to show your card and if its quiet them there is time for you to just tell someone you are police until the onduty team arrives.  Carry it, don't carry it, makes no real difference either way. 

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