How Policing Has Changed (31)

Today’s offering from our little book ‘One In For D & D’ is the phrase ‘turning someone or something over’ which means searching someone or a thing such as an address. Decades ago pick-axe handles, lump hammers or even a strong shoulder or a ‘peg’ (truncheon) were the favoured implements used to force open doors and windows. Nowadays to cope with reinforced and double-glazed doors more sophisticated equipment is used to to gain a fast entrance used by trained officers wearing protective equipment to shouts of ‘Police-Police’ as they enter. We now also live in the days of documented risk assessments and arguably increased bureaucracy. (Picture courtesy of the Walsall Express & Star)wfl ii - fishnet 1

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