Thursday, 28 June 2012

Way out, >this way > old fella

In my latter decade in the police I was occasionally thought of by the ` bright young graduate entry fast trackers to senior officerhood` as being a bit of a relic. 
I mean, on some warrants I'd actually consider the first option as being a covert approach to the building (all exits covered) followed by a Mk.1 knock on the door. You'd be surprised how many folks actually answer a knock on the door or a ring of their doorbell at a reasonable hour and they always looked more shocked to see us than when we took the door off its hinges with a `7 kilo door key`. For some reason, the graduate entry young pretenders always looked disappointed when the former happened. So I felt a certain empathy with the guy in the attached Daily Mail story albeit he deserves his bird.
Nothing like an old fashioned knotted sheet and a full frontal wall scaling to show the youngsters how to do it. (What's the betting some graduate entry suggests he must've had the latest iPhone `Prison Break` App.)


CI-Roller Dude said...

I used to shock the young coppers when we were looking for somebody and I'd call them up and say:"Hey, would you mind comin' down to the police station so I could talk to you for a few minutes?"

They come. I'd talk. They'd talk. They'd go to jail.

Why make it so hard?

virgil xenophon said...

ONLY the police (or process servers, :) )knock on one's door these days--a dead give-away. LOL!!

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Always start off doing it the easy way. Entry teams are noisy, can create more problems than they solve, and require a LOT more paperwork. Knocking is the best way to start.

Quartermaster said...

If they don't answer the knock, then 4 turns of det cord will solve almost and locked door problem.

Personally, I'd go for the det cord right off. But, then, I'm a soldier, not a cop, and me likes 'splodey.

Yeah, I'm a "'Splodey dope," but at least I don't bow to Mecca and suicide holds no appeal. Just loud bangs and the earth moving.

Blue Eyes said...

And if you *are* going to put the door in, it's a good idea to make sure it's the right house.

Hogdayafternoon said...

Ah,the well worn old phrase is coming back to me, "Good morning sir, we're the SPG, you'll find your front door by the washing line".