'Do you know who I am?'
After reading a fellow blogger’s post you have decided to write one of your own. There are two types of Badge Flashers, take these examples:
1. Call over the airwaves ‘An Off-Duty Officer has arrested two males in connection with serious criminal damage to a car. He is requesting assistance as they are becoming agitated.’
2. An intoxicated woman approaches two males in a nightclub while on a night out with her training intake, she flirts with them. When she is rejected she proceeds to walk away, all of a sudden and to her colleague’s horror, she shouts out at the two men: ‘I can do what I like, I’m a Police officer!!’
The first example is that of an Officer acting Off Duty in accordance with the oath they took. When this came over the radio, there were no shortages of units to attend, two went, one while on route was directed to another incident requiring Police attendance.
The second example is that of an idiot acting in accordance with alcohol. Not a good example of a Police officer to the public and she let herself down as well. Plus you doubt any of the other Officers on her intake wanted to get their teeth kicked down their throat because they were ‘outed’ as Constables.
Here is a quote from a forum you read:
‘One of their numbers decided to approach the DJ. A few minutes later, the DJ put "a shout out to all da Special Constables in da club" at which point some of them cheered. I left. Quickly.’
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear……………………..
Some people just don’t realize the magnitude of the situation they could get themselves into, like it or not a lot of people do not like the Police, some even hate the Police. So Officers identifying themselves could get themselves and their colleagues in a world of trouble, because alcohol and policing do not mix well, ever.
You are putting this image on your blog for Jackie: