Health & Wellbeing

How To Survive Your Early Years As A Police Officer

Tips, Tactics and Humour for the Probationer and Beyond

by Darren Moor
Released: 28th January, 2022
In this entertaining book designed primarily for new officers but also of interest to their more experienced teammates, recently retired Sergeant Darren Moor draws on his thirty years of front-line service to offer humorous guidance on common policing scenarios and how to make the best of them.

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With practical – but not always polite - advice on subjects as varied as team dynamics and how to be accepted by your new gang; why the police does the bizarre things it does; why the public does the bizarre things they do; fisticuffs not taught at Training School; confrontation; breaking bad news; the media and when to ignore it; how to deal with stress, sleepless nights and people who want to be arrested (oh, and punched); getting promoted and doing well on courses; the lure of patrol car romances; drug ODs which aren’t drug ODs; decision-making when it’s all going wrong; avoiding complaints; firearms incidents; non-supporting DV victims that really need supporting; quick-time searches involving dogs and air support; people suffering dementia, behavioural problems, excited delirium or even threatening to throw themselves from high buildings; house fires; deaths following police contact; rail suicides; high-risk MISPERS; giving evidence in court (and the tricks barristers play); and just how you should be reacting when your crewmate batters someone in front of you … this book is the ultimate boiling down of experience from the ‘seen it, done it and still generally amused by it’ frontline skipper as he hands in his warrant card.

Also in this series.

The follow-on from this book…

How To Survive Your Police Career - A Practical Guide To Health For The 24/7 Bobby And Bobbie

And, something for the partners of officers…

How To Survive Your Relationship With A Police Officer – A Practical Guide To Living With Your Bobby Or Bobbie

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