Saturday, March 17, 2018
Pete and I spent an interesting couple of hours in the back of a Police Van last night! Don't worry , we weren't in any trouble , we were doing an Observation in our roles as part of the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel. Unfortunately we didn't have any examples of the Stop and Search procedures but we did see a couple of very interesting interactions between the Police Constables and the great British public and although most went off without any trouble or tension , the couple of 'discussions' with young teenagers were a different matter . Although the Police tried their hardest to 'engage' with the youngsters , they were met with a lot of abuse and disrespect . We honestly felt so sorry for the guys who were only doing their jobs and trying to keep the lads safe and out of trouble , they were a credit to the Force. I wouldn't be a Police officer for all the tea in China but as I said, it was an interesting way to spend a Friday evening.