How Policing Has Changed (29)

Historically prisoners when arrested were conveyed in ordinary police cars. The experienced officer always advised putting the prisoner in the rear nearside passenger seat with an officer sat next to them to minimise the potential for them to throttle the police driver from behind. Those who didn’t heed this advice sometimes found themselves battling to keep control of the vehicle whilst being attacked!tracking the hooligans - 34 Nowadays many prisoners are conveyed in specially adapted caged vehicles (picture courtesy of BTP media). Today’s offering from ‘One In For D & D’ refers to the slang word for a prisoner which used to be a ‘body‘ and is now more commonly referred to as a ‘PIC’ – Person In Custody.

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