Long hours, but a rewarding career
Police Sergeant (Former Employee) – Luton and Dunstable – 15 January 2017
There's no such thing as a typical day in the Police Service, everyday is different. You never know what the day has in store for you.
For instance, one Christmas morning when I was a motorised patrol Officer, working 0600 - 1400 shift, I was sent to investigate a woman screaming in the street. When I found her she was too distressed to speak, but she led me to an address where I discovered the body of a man lying on steps outside a dwelling house who had been stabbed in the chest several times.
I and a colleague forced entry to the premises, whereupon we arrested two occupants on suspicion of murder.
Subsequently, both suspects were convicted at the Old Bailey in London.
This is how variable the job can be, hours of boredom, and minutes of terror.