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Any Law Enforcement Officers (Police) from Poland here?


FMF 1 | 7  
30 Jul 2007 /  #1
Im a Police Officer in the United States and looking for any Police from Poland..Curious if we have the same or different problems !
Lady in red  
30 Jul 2007 /  #2
..........says you are an 'exporter' in your profile ?

have you changed jobs ?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
30 Jul 2007 /  #3
Are you interrogating him Ms LIR <grin>
Rakky 9 | 217  
30 Jul 2007 /  #4
Nice detective work there, Lir!
Lady in red  
30 Jul 2007 /  #5
Are you interrogating him Ms LIR <grin>

Nice one Amathyst, like that <grin>

How was your new job btw ? Hope all went well for you ?

Nope, am always naturally curious......... it's in my nature that's why I was/am so successful in my job <and no, dont ask what it was or is>

Nice detective work there, Lir!

Thanks Rakky. am getting good at this :)

I sat with my cup of coffee and thoughtfully analysed this post. I wondered why a policeman would ask such an open question on PF. So, I looked at the profile. Ah ha, an exporter as well. Maybe they allow moonlighting in the Police Force in the US.

Very strange hmmmmmm.

hehehehe !!
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
30 Jul 2007 /  #6
Lady in red

Have you been keeping as close a watchful eye on your builders?
Lady in red  
30 Jul 2007 /  #7
Yes, Daisy. Very , very carefully mmmmmm <grin>

Want some piccies ? Well, you can't have any,lol.
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
30 Jul 2007 /  #8
Want some piccies ?

Lol
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
30 Jul 2007 /  #9
Any Law Enforcement Officers (Police) here ?

No. They can't write.
Rakky 9 | 217  
30 Jul 2007 /  #10
Heh - good one, Grzegorz
OP FMF 1 | 7  
30 Jul 2007 /  #11
Im a full time Law Enforcement Officer with the Lewiston PD (Just North of Niagara Falls, NY)..Im a few years away from retirement and am operating an exporting business to subsidize my impending retirement.

And I agree, nice detective work. I actually joined here for business contacts, but after reading the many posts, Ive become quite interested...

Maybe they allow moonlighting in the Police Force in the US.

Actually, Id say half of the Officers I know work a second job or own a side business. I work midnights / 12 hour shifts and have a lot of time off from the PD..allows me time to pursue a second career...
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
30 Jul 2007 /  #12
I'm not a law enforcement officer but i do have an interest and would like to ask you a question, there is a big debate going on in the UK about arming our police (Guns), i just wanted to know from the horses mouth so to speak if you think this would be a good move as obviously you are armed in America.

What have been the pro's and con's etc etc. Hope i'm not pestering you but i'm just interested on an officers point of view. Keep up the good work, it takes balls to be a Cop in the modern world, if you don't mind me saying especially in the US.
OP FMF 1 | 7  
30 Jul 2007 /  #13
Im glad you said from the horses mouth and not the other end..lol

I couldnt imagine working without a firearm..On my normal shift, my departmant arms me with a pistol (Glock 40 cal) and in my patrol car there is a shotgun and a Colt AR15 rifle. Each has a specific job..sort of like a carpenter bringing differant tools for differant jobs. Id give anyone a lot of credit to put on a Police uniform and walk around unarmed.

How do they confront an armed suspect. To me its a big officer safety issue...Id love to read a bit about the pro's and con's...got a link ?
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
30 Jul 2007 /  #14
Your information is very interesting, i knew that an officer had a holstered pistol but did not realise that in every patrol car there was a shotgun (Close Combat) and a Rifle (Distance shooting). This means that there is three firearms available to your officers at one time. WOW thats a lot of fire power to us in the UK.

There is a procedure in the UK for facing armed suspects, an officer who is suspicious or has confirmed that a suspect is in possession of a firearm will contact the switch board and request armed back up (SO19) these are a specialised firearms unit, i suppose on a level with your S.W.A.T teams, that will be dispatched to the scene right away. To me this seems strange as the police are giving up control of the situation to the suspect until the armed response can get to the scene. Myself i believe our police should be armed, over here there is a big debate, on one side there are those who say that if we arm our police, the criminals will automatically arm themselves. On the other side there are those in favour who say. criminals will arm themselves anyway and we need to react to the criminal world.

I'm only 21 so don't have much experience or real knowledge of the police force or history so i haven't any links sorry.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
30 Jul 2007 /  #15
in the UK about arming our police

So they are unarmed now ? Seriously ?
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
30 Jul 2007 /  #16
They are un-armed yes, its really strange i guess but 'bobby's on the beat' those who walk the streets have never been armed!!!! i would ask the same thing in your position, its unbelievable isn't it??
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
30 Jul 2007 /  #17
They are un-armed yes

And people treat them seriosly ? They wouldn't here.
_Sofi_  
30 Jul 2007 /  #18
They have batons and stuff...
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
30 Jul 2007 /  #19
And people treat them seriosly ? They wouldn't here.

The general population yes, obviously the law breakers don't but by what your saying it sounds like the respect is gained by simply holstering a gun to your side. While this is not the right way to gain respect it does act as a deterrent to criminals to know that the police are armed.
_Sofi_  
30 Jul 2007 /  #20
i guess they dont get much respect in some areas --but if people don't take them seriously and bait them -they get a nice night in the cells. police are trained to overcome the criminals physically, so do not need guns i guess. but no, they are not very respected (at least where i'm from). I've seen many times police arresting people and being verbally abused like crazy --but the police just handcuff them and take them away.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
30 Jul 2007 /  #21
So they are unarmed now ? Seriously ?

they are given a stick to hit people with G but as far as i am aware, regulations stipulate that they are only allowed to hit them on the shoulder
_Sofi_  
30 Jul 2007 /  #22
....

only allowed to hit them on the shoulder

not that they stick to that :P
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
30 Jul 2007 /  #23
they are given a stick to hit people with G but as far as i am aware, regulations stipulate that they are only allowed to hit them on the shoulder

Unless nobody is look and then they can give them a right good old kicking :)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
30 Jul 2007 /  #24
not that they stick to that :P

Nah, they just give them a good wallop anywhere they feel like :-)
_Sofi_  
30 Jul 2007 /  #25
Unless nobody is look and then they can give them a right good old kicking

and if some ARE looking they can always get a shot if they have a problem with it...
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
30 Jul 2007 /  #26
Or they can video it on their phone and put it on YouTube :)
_Sofi_  
30 Jul 2007 /  #27
good solution :)
Puzzler 9 | 1,089  
30 Jul 2007 /  #28
re: Curious if we have the same or different problems !

- Oh yes, we have some corrupt cops too.
;)
Lady in red  
31 Jul 2007 /  #29
And people treat them seriosly ? They wouldn't here.

Yes, because this is the UK and I'm proud of our Police Force. The UK gets a lot of knocks for various issues but it's still one of the best places to live !!

Some Police are armed, even on patrol but it is not the norm .........

Airports, railway stations etc etc and others..........we just don't see it like in the USA where it's very apparent.

Polanda is good too.......

But I do have to stick up for the UK as well........

:)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
31 Jul 2007 /  #30
I think all forces have Armed Response Vehicles available to call upon. Iam against guns but obviously there are exceptions.
The Scottish Police Force lead the way in crime detection now though......



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