A Small Dose Of Reality

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  1. Dave Padfield says:

    Long distances not unusual in rural forces. A few months before my explo dog and I were made redundant (this year). I was sent from a job at Camerons house near Chipping Norton to Portsmouth dockyard to examine a suspicious substance with some specialist kit (which I had to detour to pick up). I was the only one covering both Hampshire and Thames Valley with the necessary expertise! Hampshire Fire were unable to attend as their vehicle carrying the same kit was ‘in for service’. Anyway I was driving an unmarked diesel ford transit (covert blues) distance including detour approx 120 miles, it took over 2 hours on blues all the way! Since then my old dept of 7, 5 civvy 2 cops has been disbanded to save money 5 civvies, all 30yr ex cops with vast and varied combined experience and their explo dogs made redundant. 1 of the 2 cops has retired early in disgust at how we were treated. Civvies replaced by 3 cops with no dog experience. I could go on but you get my drift….

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