What happens after you arrest?

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What happens after you arrest?

Postby Mailman » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:41 pm

When you are working in a small detachment and you arrest someone for domestic or whatever (meaning they have to stay in the cell) what happens to that PO? does he then have to stay off the streets to sit and make sure the building doesn't burn down, or the prisoner doesn't die?

Just wondering if you only have 2,3 or even 4 RMs working to have to take someone of the street to sit at the office must suck.

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Re: What happens after you arrest?

Postby polarbear » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:27 pm

I have gone through whole week-ends where I could not find a guard, and I was in a 2 man detatchment. This means that we were rotating guard duties throughout the week-end, and responding to calls solo.
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Re: What happens after you arrest?

Postby Mailman » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:35 pm

SProulx wrote:I have gone through whole week-ends where I could not find a guard, and I was in a 2 man detatchment. This means that we were rotating guard duties throughout the week-end, and responding to calls solo.


Ah, nice and safe.

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Re: What happens after you arrest?

Postby wicked_police » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:57 pm

Mailman wrote:Ah, nice and safe.


Dontcha know?

It's the rcmp way.


But, we have new policy now! :roll:

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Re: What happens after you arrest?

Postby wicked_police » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:10 am

MORE fucked up?!?!?!
Not possible......

After being in the largest detachment in Canada for my first posting, then going Federal, I have no desire to work in a small detachment. And the safety aspect is just one part of it.

My brother was in a small town in Alberta. He had many nights of calling around for a guard to look after the prisoner(s) in cells. And, he had absolutely no anonymity(which I really value). Everyone in town knew who he was, what car he drove, where he lived, what groceries he was buying at the Co-op..... Not really the life for me.

I prefer the convenience of a city, from a personal and work aspect. We never had to think about trying to find guards in cells at Surrey. :D

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Re: What happens after you arrest?

Postby wicked_police » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:07 am

Wanna pm me the org?

Unless it's another government agency, there's no way it can be worse... lol

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Re: What happens after you arrest?

Postby wicked_police » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:14 am

Got it.
Thanks!

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Re: What happens after you arrest?

Postby vpd » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:02 am

wicked_police wrote:
Mailman wrote:Ah, nice and safe.


Dontcha know?

It's the rcmp way.


But, we have new policy now! :roll:


What's up with that?

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Re: What happens after you arrest?

Postby wicked_police » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:03 am

vpd wrote:What's up with that?



The new policy? It's about minimum staffing levels and requirements for backup.

But as was told to me one time, policy is a guideline for a wise man, and a rule for a fool.

It's only as good as the person interpreting and applying it.

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Re: What happens after you arrest?

Postby Mark S » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:03 pm

wicked_police wrote:
vpd wrote:What's up with that?



The new policy? It's about minimum staffing levels and requirements for backup.

I didn't know we had a minimum staffing policy. I knew about the (nothing is) new back-up policy though. So does the policy actually state that we shall have no fewer than zero members on duty at a time?
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