One of our platoons was short for their Charlie shift so I took an afternoon shift to help out on days off. Unlike most Charlie shifts I was working alone as my partner for the night had a recruit so they were already paired up.
The day started out with someone turning in a decent sized box of ammunition that was part of an estate. Some of the cartridges were quite old, hand loaded and showed signs of decomposition. This is a potential sign that the ammunition could be unstable and required special handling. I catalogued it and arranged for proper destruction.
The first day shift coming back from a set of holidays always feels like a bit of a catch up day. I got through some emails, read the last 12 days of reports and answered some routine calls.
This block I was on holidays, yet I managed to work 5 days instead of the usual 4!
As part of our annual qualification we’re required to take a minimum number of training days. I love training days, they’re a great way to practice a set of skills and learn some new ones. We have training topics available to us that range from tactical scenario days to mental health lectures and legal updates. Our training staff are great, they take their jobs very seriously and have a passion for pushing information to us and making us better police officers. My intention isn’t to use this blog to discuss our tactics or training but to give you a glimpse of the additional and ongoing training that we have available to us.