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Overcoming Fear

Last Updated: February 1, 2017

Anyone tells you that they fear nothing is in my humble opinion lying. Otherwise they are not human beings. My friend Jerry was quite surprised at my response when he asked me if I ever get scared when I’m working. I said: “Sure I do. I face fear all the time as a police officer. [….]

Handling Weapons

Last Updated: October 18, 2016

The terrorist threats of recent years have heightened security concerns in the United States. The police force has a massive role to play in keeping law and order and snuffing out this threat of terrorism. It’s a pressure situation and knowing how to handle the weapons used by the police in the United States is [….]

Considering Becoming a Police Officer?

Last Updated: April 20, 2016

I love working for the police force. It gives me enormous satisfaction and I honestly never get bored. However, I feel I ought to mention a few things that any of you thinking of applying might like to ponder. The first thing I was told to do when I mentioned to my careers adviser that [….]

In the Right Direction

Last Updated: April 13, 2015

Wouldn’t life be easier if we were given the questions for an exam before we sat it. You can revise the relevant sections of the subject and just write them down at the time of the exam. A-grades all round. Of course this shouldn’t happen but you can still be prepared when you sit your [….]

Mind on the Job

Last Updated: April 11, 2014

I was reading a very pertinent article the other day about how crucial it is to keep your mind on the job. In fact to be exact it was keep your mind on one job at a time. A guy called Ron Borsch, who is a manager of a regional in-service academy in Ohio, says [….]

Police Academy 3 – Survival Tips

Last Updated: April 5, 2011

Sorry folks I just couldn’t resist another Police Academy blog! It is a few years since my experiences at police academy but I think the principles of how to survive there still hold true. Talking to my slightly younger colleagues has confirmed this for me. So here are my survival tips: 1. Prepare yourself both [….]

Police Academy 2

Last Updated: April 4, 2011

Just like the film series I thought I would create a sequel to my earlier blog on Police Academies. I highlighted some of the areas where recruits would get training and I have no doubt that has whetted some people’s appetite. So it may be apt to also tell you folks about some of the [….]

Police Academy

Last Updated: April 3, 2011

Some of you may be old enough to remember the Police Academy series of films from the 1980s. Basically there was a lot of mischief and incompetence from everyone involved in the Police Academy. Recruits, trainers and chiefs were all a bunch of idiots. Needless to say real Police Academies are quite different and certainly [….]

Fit Body and Mind

Last Updated: April 1, 2011

I was awoken early this morning by my dog, Herman, barking. Herman is slightly eccentric and I think he barks in his sleep. It reminds a bit of the film Arthur when Dudley Moore just laughs out loud seemingly at nothing, before declaring that sometimes he just thinks funny things. I might rename my dog [….]

Patience and Working Hard

Last Updated: March 31, 2011

I don’t know about you but when I decide I want to do something I generally go for it. Having decided when I was 16 that I wanted to become a police officer I couldn’t wait to get going. Yet there is the wise old saying ‘all good things come to those who wait.” That’s [….]

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