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A new special on response, from the busiest station in the area.

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Eebs

I'm sure you're all very familiar with the last weeks news of Daily shootings, Mass shootings and such incidents.

 

I'll try and set the scene for what follows, Me and my colleague are both walking through the busy town centre, 10;45am on the lovely sunny Monday morning Begining our shift. Nothing out of the ordinary yet, we'd done a loop of the town and began to walk through the centre past, just past the local food places. A Member of the public leaned in as if to say something, while pointing they whisper, "There's a black bag down there.."

 

I look behind this bin next to the cafe, shaded by a tree and bin, the bag inbetween. Rather busy area. Around a meter by a half a meter not a small bag by any measure. The bag, already opened a couple Centimeters, I cautiously leaned over to have a look, my colleague taking a few steps backwards..

 

As i peer over all I managed to make out was what appeared to be a black box with a few wires in the bag. Not to be too alarmed, Hidden big back, box, wires. No one around it, the usual thing to leave in a busy area right? Heart slightly racing..giving a slightly nervous look to my colleague as they gaze on.. What more to do than give the zip a slight poke with my baton to try and open it.. Failing to move the zip without touching it, I step back.

 

Contemplating what im going to say to control. A male comes running up from behind shouting 'wait, wait!'.... What felt like a tense few seconds, followed by "Sorry mate.. I Left my speaker.."

 

Brilliant.

 

I did speak to the male about it, as there were a few concerned people looking at me, and I spoke to another officer about this afterwards, and they taught me the H.O.T principle for reporting things, In hindsight I'd of done it much differently and been more cautious. live & learn, luckily.

Eebs

during day 2 we just seized some vehicles and did some TORs ;), Bit boring to describe that for a few hours ( but i enjoyed it ;) )

Day 3:

Rank:SC

     Length of Service:3 months 

     Planned Hours:0700x1500

     Type of Shift:Traffic

0700; Gear up at breifing, get out callsign and my colleague/prep the car

**** head out for an operation

 ****car known for someone wanted and recent fail to stops is spotted and we begin responding along with other units.

**** arrive at a location to await dispatch from helicopter

**** dispatched to go stop car, car fails to stop and we and another unit begin pursuit

went a long time following directions from helicopter (would of not been possible without the heli), eventually car the person was caught and arrested. As much as I'd love to go into more detail of how AWESOME the pursuit was, also i've removed times/details :P :( 

lost track of time between now and approximately 1300 when we were booking him into custody...there was a long wait. 

1430 back to the office to compelte paperwork

1550 paperwork complete home time

 

Traffic cops got nothing on me after this, the drivers of the vehicle(s) showed some incredible skill and resiliance, traffic do actually do something :P 

 

Most exhilerating shift ive ever had... by far. How i refer to being a special ; "it's like watching traffic cops, except then someone asks you what to do". Well this was literally my traffic cops day :P 

 

Eebs

Rank:SC

     Length of Service:3 months 

     Planned Hours:0700x1500

     Type of Shift:Traffic

the Bobby I was with said this was a slow shift even with us trying to be proactive.

0650: arrive to kit up and sign on before briefing 

0700 grab our vehicle and kit it out, check everything's working 

0715 joint special ops briefing

0730 briefing ends

07:45 quick catch up and were off

0815 arrive on the south bank of the force where we are today and drop some stuff off at the local Nick, and head up to park on some popular roads to monitor.

09:20 been around a few spots and a bit of a drive when we find a chap without a seatbelt, pull him over and issue a ticket (TOR).

10:25 head off to see if we can catch some speeders, get the speed gun out when..

10:30 call of debris lane 2 on the motorway so we head off for that, the torque on the bmws is immense. In the time you overtake a few cars you're almost topping triple figures.

10:40 empty motorway and we hit 155, first time I've done this so I had a nice grin on my face..

10:45 rolling road block on and road checked, debris has cleared itself to off the carriage way, resume with patrol back to our speed gun spot 

12:00 nothing found so refs

12:45 resume patrol with another patrol in convey, heading to a popular road to try some get MOT/Tax/Insureance hits, drive around then head back to the nick

1500 arrive at the Nick and go home :D 

 

pretty boring shift but was a lot different and I really enjoyed it :D

 

12:00 refs

12:45 head back out

Eebs

My first response blog

 

Rank:SC

     Length of Service: 2 Months

     Planned Hours:1400x2300

     Type of Shift:Response (IRT)

1400: Arrive in breifing to have a superintendant drop by, brieifing complete, and he begins to discuss force model and any questions we may have. 

14:30 inspector comes in to tell us we have a few calls waiting, we all grab our vehicles and sgt reads out who we're paired with. I'm working with someone i've never worked with before (I'm yet to ever work with the same person twice :P) Lovely guy and excellent to work with :P, We're in the new van!  We head out, ours was a non-urgent call to someone reportedly assaulted and was with the ambulance service, we had not received any more info than possible assault but not confirmed by crew in attendance.

14:50 Arrive on scene to find no injured party or ambulance. Member of the public approaches us and tells us that they were taken away around 10 minutes ago, update comms and they tell us they're at the hospital. We go off to the hopital and speak to the person (15:10) Injury appeared old and not recent, and they were unsure of how it had happened, given advice of how to proceed if they remember any details of the incident. Resume patrol around area.

16:15 still on patrol around in our area, Get called to a house where the delivery person had found the door open, they shouted upstairs but no reply. We get cancelled en-route as the family had been contacted and they were found, resume patrol 

16:00 attempt to do some paper work in a local nick, login to the computers to get called to a Domestic that happened over half an hour ago, over an hour away in rush hour... Begin the long journey non-blues. The IP had left the property and was no longer a threat. 16:45 Stood down as unit from another station were in attendance.

17:30 back at the nick again trying to do paperwork, login and straight out as we're called up again. Misper reporting wanting to commit suicide, En-route we're updated family were picking him up, all safe and well, stood down around the corner to return to duties. :) 

18:00 attempt to go back to the nick... Get around the corner and we're called to someone who was on the phone to the 999 operator saying they wanted to end their life and they were in the process of self harming. All times after this are approx as i lost track of time :P My first call to a self harmer/attempted suicide, so im going in clueless on this one.

At the same time calls went up for a suicide in the next town over, we were not resourced for this.

18:30 Arrive en scene to knock at the door, no answer. We open the front door and find the person laying on the sofa right infront of the door with a knife to their throat. My collegue immediately draws his Taser and has a good shot on the person. After what felt like a lifetime of trying to talk to the suspect, put the knife down we're here to talk and help ect, they attempted to put the knife into their throat, then realised it was a taser and put the knife down.

The first thing they said was 'you're really cute', Weird i know, they didn't say it in a sexual way so i wasn't offended :) Me and my collegue get talking to the person( me and my collegue share the same first name, always a good ice breaker ^_^ ) while talking to the male it appears there are many more issues than first appear. Family and mental health issues as well as PTSD from serving in the forces (I've been attracting these jobs lately). They were continually making threats towards themselves/others, We talk/walk around for a good two hours before the ambulance shows up. They becomes abit agitated at times and said he had been drinking/taken a small overdose. 

20:30 Ambulance arrive and do basic Obs, ECG shows minor abnormalitiy, after much convincing and an 'agreement' between my collegue and the person we got him to the ambulance, and that was still a struggle. My collegue was excellent with them, while he would happily talk with me and we had a laugh at times he could talk to him much more :) 

21:00 arrive at the hospital and they do their thing, we stay with him talking to them, turns out the person and collegue were both knew people in the town where they were from so we had a good laugh/talk with him, but he was still getting iritated at times.

21:15 Minor set back and the person kicked off, attempting to leave, S136'd and we remain with them to make sure they stay for treatment. Didn't have any problems after this as we were all happy talking, things got a little heated once when talking about what had happened to them, but in the end a night shift came over to cover us, hand shakes done and goodbyes said we go on our way :) 

22:30 Crew turn up to releive us, Refs time :) 

23:00 arrive at nick to do crime reports from earlier and finish up some paper work

00:15 finally go home for my dinner

 

Apologises if this is terrible, there are a few details i missed out purposely in an attempt to keep everyone anonamous as you do. If i've revealed too much do edit/delete my post as approrpiate. And it's my first shift blog so go easy on me"

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