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    Ye Olde Police Recruitment

    Perhaps this rather too honest advertisement should be used now. Rather than the warm and fluffy, touchy feely recruiting campaigns you now see.



    the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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    No mention of having to be a special or a PCSO in there oh how the times have changed.
    "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
    "the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein

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    But we were happier then. Just one set of clothes to wear for every occasion, no worries about being fashionable. (not that old Motorway has ever worried about that).
    And 17 shillings a week. No razor blades or clothes to buy. Luxury.

    To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.



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    aren't you the third one from the left?
    the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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    4th.
    To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.



    I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!

    It's not until you look at an Ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day, that you realise just how often they burst into flames for no reason!

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    Of all things to understand, I actually get the no regular shaving idea. Back when this was written, a shaving cut could go septic and kill you. Sucks that they've taken so many of your rights away from you since this was originally penned.
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    This reminded me of something I saw a while ago...

    "I Think This British Police Handbook has been Tampered with" on the Chive.

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    In Memoriam: Officer James C. McBride, MPDC - EOW 8-15-2005

    This product is meant for educational purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. List each check separately by bank number. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment. Use only as directed. No other warranty expressed or implied. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment. Postage will be paid by addressee. Subject to CAB approval. This is not an offer to sell securities. Apply only to affected area. May be too intense for some viewers. Do not stamp. Use other side for additional listings. For recreational use only. Do not disturb. All models over 18 years of age. If condition persists, consult your physician. No user-serviceable parts inside. Freshest if eaten before date on carton. Subject to change without notice. Times approximate. Simulated picture. No postage necessary if mailed in the United States. Please remain seated until the ride has come to a complete stop. Breaking seal constitutes acceptance of agreement. For off-road use only. As seen on TV. One size fits all. Many suitcases look alike. Contains a substantial amount of non-tobacco ingredients. Colors may, in time, fade. We have sent the forms which seem right for you. Slippery when wet. For office use only. Not affiliated with the American Red Cross. Drop in any mailbox. Edited for television. Keep cool; process promptly. Post office will not deliver without postage. List was current at time of printing. May cause abdominal cramping and loose stools. Vitamins A, D, E, and K have been added. Not designed or intended for use in on-line control of aircraft, air traffic, aircraft navigation or aircraft communications; or in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility. Container may explode if heated. May contain traces of various nuts and seeds. Opinions expressed are solely those of the provider, and no other endorsement should be assumed or inferred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11001001 View Post
    This reminded me of something I saw a while ago...

    "I Think This British Police Handbook has been Tampered with" on the Chive.

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    Produced by Monty Python Publishing House?
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    "...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
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    "No meal breaks are allowed, the top hat may be used to hold a snack."

    Finally, an explanation for the practical utility of that hat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11001001 View Post
    This reminded me of something I saw a while ago...

    "I Think This British Police Handbook has been Tampered with" on the Chive.

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    Pretty soon he'll be in France, and everyone will be a lot more nervous!

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    It's so interesting seeing how it used to be!


    Sometimes I feel like I got into this job 10,15,20 yrs too late.
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    I though Motor had a sammich or 2 in his hat when we were in DC! (Probably a pint or 2 as well.)
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    awesome thread motor,

    and they did not carry guns?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    awesome thread motor,

    and they did not carry guns?


    lol@take bath before med exam!
    Actually they could back then. They could carry a weapon on night duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    "No meal breaks are allowed, the top hat may be used to hold a snack."

    Finally, an explanation for the practical utility of that hat!
    The helmet (women wear hats), was designed to stand out in a crowd, so other officers could see each other. They also offer some protection from strikes, as they are toughened.
    To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.



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    It's not until you look at an Ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day, that you realise just how often they burst into flames for no reason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Actually they could back then. They could carry a weapon on night duty.
    They were also allowed to carry a sabre, there is a photograph in one of our stations of the mid 1800's of officers doing sword drills with a curved sabre type sword.
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    Got to keep the peasants at bay some how, what.
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    I see the grooming standards still apply. (Here I though it was just the French!)
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    They look a little different today in Edinburgh, although muzzle discipline needs work.
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    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
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    It's alright they aren't allowed to have the bullets anyway.

    That requires a chief Constable, two assistant chief constables and a superintendent to authorise the release of ammunition from the safe back at the station.
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