Length of Service: 2 Months
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 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"