March 19th, 2010

Fetch the Teddy

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Another day another story from Kent Police.

Hot on the heels from yesterday’s story about Kent Police not allowing to comfort victims by putting their arms around them, it appears they are coming up with alternatives.

Presumably, they will introducing protocols to deal with victims across the whole age range. They start with 6-years & under.

Trauma Teddies.

One officer has got a local manufacturer to donate 100 cuddly toys to be given to young children who are caught up in a road traffic accident. PC  Darren Chapman said: “It’s more difficult when young children are involved in a collision because you can’t always explain what is happening to them. Fear and confusion can overwhelm them and sometimes all they need is comfort and reassurance rather than the type of explanation you would give an adult.”

Presumably the traffic officers in Kent will be leaving the teddies at a safe distance for the child to collect themselves, lest they inadvertently touch the child or say the wrong thing.

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9 comments

  1. Tom Gane says:

    A safe pair of arms, a good attitude, and a caring demeanour trumps a teddy every time.

    Is that not what the police do. I mean rafanon and I are still believers in police officers. Why oh why do my beliefs become thwarted by some ass in a back room who proclaims to speak for me. They do not!

    Grrrrrrrr

    March 20th, 2010 at 10:32

  2. shijuro says:

    I have hugged boys/girls/men/women at work- when it demanded it…

    Although I may think twice before doing it again.

    I think the only answer robots…

    err.. thinking about it- that’s been tried? speed cameras are robots… and people dont like them- because machines (at the moment) only have deductive senses- not intuitive… so they cant decide to issue a caution, a telling off or a ticket/court.

    I dont know what the answer is.

    I do know that PSD will nail you to the floor and your career is effectively over should you be in front of them for some kind of sexually inappropriate behaviour.

    March 20th, 2010 at 11:27

  3. shijuro says:

    i ment to add- that a lot of this is in the eye of the beholder… you may think its a warm human like thing to do… the person on the receiving end may not … esp if you didnt do what they wanted- arrest/not arrest/ticket/not ticket etc…

    March 20th, 2010 at 11:29

  4. shojuro says:

    There must be occasions when my overwhelming desire to attack Pearl Harbor can be considered normal.

    March 20th, 2010 at 17:25

  5. Oi says:

    There must be occasions when my overwhelming desire to attack Pearl Harbor can be considered normal.
    Done already.
    Move along – Nothing to see…………..

    March 20th, 2010 at 18:07

  6. shijuro says:

    the entry at 525 is a troll… not me- note the dumbkopf spelling of shijuro…

    this troll follows me about like a love-sick puppy… he really needs to get a life…

    March 20th, 2010 at 20:46

  7. shijuro says:

    you may have noticed that PC Bloggs has switched to moderated only posts- its mostly down to this troll – he copies your alias and posts crap…

    anyway…

    March 20th, 2010 at 20:48

  8. Cogidubnus says:

    I’m sorry Shijuro…but it did make me smile on this occasion…perhaps I just have a sick sense of humour!

    March 20th, 2010 at 21:09

  9. Shijuro says:

    Trolls are ruining blogs over the Internet.

    March 21st, 2010 at 09:15

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