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The author served for 18 years in an English Police Service, leaving in 1990 as a Sergeant. This book recalls the journey from novice to experienced officer over a period of 6 years culminating in promotion and transfer.

Most people have a view on the police and on what it might be like to be a Police Officer. What makes someone a good Policeman? Is it all rushing around with blue lights flashing? What is it like to face violent and drunken people on a Saturday night? How would you cope with the carnage of a fatal accident, or interviewing a suspect for a robbery? How much have police methods changed over the last 30 years? With a light touch this book gives an anecdotal insight into all this and more. The book describes murder, violence, terrorism, rape, industrial disputes, robbery and public order through the eyes of a young English Policeman in the 1970's.

The review of this Book prepared by John M Bourne



What makes someone a good policeman? Is it rushing around with blue lights flashing and sirens blaring? What is it like to face violent and drunken people on a Saturday night? How would you cope with the carnage of a fatal accident, or interviewing a suspect for a robbery? How much have police methods changed over the last 30 years, and how different are the methods used in England?

The book covers a period of six years, beginning with the selection and training process, continuing through some of the early experiences and mistakes to the end of the probationary period. The adventures and learning continue on a wide front, including responsibility for training new recruits with many attendant adventures. The successes and failures in seeking promotion occupy the last part of the book, concluding with promotion to Sergeant

The book shows murder, violence, terrorism, rape, industrial disputes, and robbery through the eyes of a young British Bobby working in a provincial English town in the 1970's.

The review of this Book prepared by John M Bourne








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   lawmen Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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