Monday, July 23, 2007

Evening all...


On Sunday, we got a chance to visit the West Yorkshire Police Operations Support Division located at Carr Gate, near the M1 Junction 41 on the fringes of Wakefield. It wasn't open to the public but anyone with a tenuous connection to the police could go (Officers, support staff, friends, relatives, neighbours, but not criminals!) so that is probably a significant proportion of the County. It was very child friendly, the kids being able to sit in bikes or in cars and do what they all wanted to do- turn on the blues and twos.

This is the exciting bit of Policing- it encompasses a number of specialist areas such as dog handling, horses, divers, helicopters, weaponry and VIP escorts. Rather than write a long rambling post or over-precis these interesting topics, I'll come up with several posts over time. This made me chuckle though- WYP are an equal opportunities employer, even dogs can get promotion.


I learned several new words yesterday, including one nothing to do with Policing- Grasscrete. You can see it in this Video of the Force Band. This being Yorkshire, it wouldn't be the same without a Brass Band...

3 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, do give us several posts on this. Are the criminals going to lodge a "discrimination" complaint because they weren't invited?

Lord Straf-Moran said...

How do the dogs get their promotion, Ian?

Shades said...

Welshcakes, if they report it I'm sure it will be crimed and detected.

James, dogs get promoted the same as humans- by giving a shit about work. (Something that comes naturally to a hound).