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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

I was pulled over about 3 years ago by a Traffic Officer who was new to the Division.
I let him get on with his spiel and nodded at all the right points and just rode with it, not mentioning i was in the job as i don't like to use it as a way of getting out of things.
My offence? i had a bit of dog blanket sticking out of the boot and he reckoned it was a hazard and could block my tail lights.
You should have seen his face a couple of days later when he was being taken around to visit the various faces in the station and he saw me sat at the table, in uniform and with my Mali sat at my side sizing him up.
Strangely enough he's one of my bezzie oppos now.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

My dad was pulled on in 2011 for 'speeding', doing 70 in a 50 zone. She pulled us and said the car had a headlight out (when it was a sidelight) and nothing more of it, but took my dad to her car. She then accused him of speeding, when the car that was speeding past had long gone, she just couldn't get out quick enough to catch it, so decided on us instead.

Absolute joke...

So after over a year of court visits, of her Sargent taking home the information of the case (which apparently was fine to do so), him giving his personal home number out instead of the station and verbally threatening my dad down the phone, tampering with evidence that after 3 court visits mysteriously only just turned up - he wasn't found guilty. Biggest thing that played in to this was my dad had his cruise control set, and I was witness to this.

Got very little respect for traffic police up near Yorkshire way >.<

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

I got stopped one night for apparently jumping a red light. I wasn't in my mums focus but in my forfour which as most know smart do there cars in 2 colours
me and my mate were coming home after the gym and thought id pick my wife and sister up from town and then drop my mate off at home.
I was at the 'point of no return' when the lights turned red so I went through. Saw blue flashing lights and stopped in a safe side street and he proceed to inform me of what id done, to which my reply was i was at the point of no return and he started doing his vehicle checks on my car.

He asked me if my car had had any paint work done as it was coming up as 'Gray' on the database. I have orange panels and the safety shell is Gray .. so I pointed to the Gray bit.
After he had finished I said 'I'm going to get a little cheeky now, what would you rather me have done, stamp on the brakes and you rear end me or do what I did?' he just said 'ill let you off with a warning and be on your way'

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

lol some interesting stories there... Stoney it sounds like a picture I would have loved to have seen :P

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

I have a few friends which are BIB they are the soundest people ive ever known , in the time ive known them ive noticed that the ones that have been in the forces for a few years are more easy going , where as newbies tend to try anything to book you to build there brownie points . ive been pulled a couple of times now and they have been very understanding and reasonable , apart from the one time it was a young lad I could tell he was a newbie , he asked me for license , insurance , ect , then went around the whole of my car trying to find bits wrong with it . what he wasn't aware of was ive been building and fixing cars since I was 7 years of age and my cars are maintained every month lol , I popped my head out of window and said if you can find anything wrong with my car matey I will give you double of what you earn a month , he then came round to me and tried doing me for being cocky lol .

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

Very true, newbies are trying to fulfill their core skills e.g. First arrest, first traffic stop etc. So they're under pressure to get as many pulls with results as possible.
I've been in the job long enough now that I use my discretion and common sense and can see grey areas whereas newbies see the black and white only.
Unfortunately many of my colleagues down here never mellow out and have a bit of an elitist attitude.
I try to treat people how I'd expect to be treated unless they fail the attitude test.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

I never go in with attitude ive found if you are ok with them , then they will treat you with respect . I have had a few episodes at my work , ive caught people with drugs like coke ect , soon as the police come they started giving it the big time gangster attitude , but what he didn't count on is an ex boxer and now a body builder pouncing on him ie MEEE lol , ive found you help the police they help you . which is why hopefully im soon to become a special . :)

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

Exactly, God luck with the Specials mate.
You may want a chinwag with TDCiST he went specials a few months back.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:47 AM

I did indeed!!

And I'm under that exact pressure right now!! Trying to get all my bits signed off to say I can do it!! Trying to find what you need and can do correctly is very hard sometimes!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:53 AM

You'll soon look back on this period and laugh.
It sinks in eventually. ;)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:25 AM

If you say so stoney lol!!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

I've had my fair share of run ins with the local BiB when i was younger, back in 1977/8 I unforunately (Or should that be fortunately) owned a Mk 1 Escort, ex-police panda, smashing little car and didn't half shift well, well up to about 60 then it was topped out.

Anyway there was this one local Bobby that seemed to take great delight in pulling me over every time he saw me, he knew the car was legit, and that i was old enough to drive, (though some said i didn't look it at the time) and had the required licence, but not a time went by that when he saw me he didn't pull me over.

It came to a point that at one time i had collected about 10 HORT5's within a week for me to produce the required documentation at the local nick, and the desk Sergeant, would open his little window and say "Oh no not you again"

eventually I asked the sergeant to have a quiet word with his constable as it was getting beyond a joke, or i would take it higher up and complain in writing about his constable.

The upchuck of all this is that a few nights later i saw him, and was fully expecting to get a pull, but he just scowled at me and kept on walking

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:52 PM

Some 'Bobbies' get a bit power hungry and overstep their mark.
They either learn their lesson or get 'moved on'.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:46 AM

There is one story that was related to me by my son, the four of them had rented a car to travel home, with my son and one of the others insured to drive, anyway my son's driving up the M1 having dropped one of the guys off at home when they got a tug from the traffic boys.

The car they were in was a left hooker with german plates, so Mr Plod walks up to the drivers window, and in his best pidgeon german asks, "Sprechen sie english", to which my son and the front passenger said, "Yes mate, ta very much" in a broad yorkshire accent.

Obviously expecting there to be a language barier the officer was taken aback some what and looked down to where my son had his wallet on his knee opened to show his military ID.

"Oh sugar" said the copper, "Your squaddies, Bog off and keep your speed down".

Somehow i don't think he wanted the paperwork

Edited by Stoney871, 28 February 2013 - 02:52 AM.
starred swear words, sorry


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

lol :)

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