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Wk 9 - Traffic, Roleplays & Inspection!

By Student Officer Andrew Neilson

01/2018 Alcometer Monday began with an introduction to the breathalyser, which is officially called the Lion Alcometer 500.  In the afternoon we focused on the law surrounding 'driving without due care and attention', this was followed up with roleplays to test the new knowledge which we have acquired throughout the day.

Tuesday morning was taken up with more roleplay scenarios based on various traffic offences and writing our notes up in our pocket notebooks. During the afternoon we practised drill and we are certainly coming on both as a class and individually with our drill skills. After drill we visited the Royal Court to see where our passing out ceremony will take place. It was really interesting to see where we will be sworn in as Police Officers in nine weeks time.

Wednesday started with a morning inspection in the front yard of the Police Headquarters.  It is always a nervous moment.  However, Detective Chief Inspector Clare Cuthbert was very pleased with all our efforts and acknowledged how far we have come along.  There were some minor improvements to be made, but overall it was a successful morning. The rest of the day was based around RTC (Road Traffic Collision) theory.

Thursday and Friday saw a change of scene as we were based at Beau Sejour carrying out RTC roleplays in the car park.  All the knowledge we had gained over the past fortnight came into play throughout the two days.  Overall it was an enjoyable week, which I personally found very interesting!