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    Police officers filmed using riot shields to sledge down a snowy hill while on duty have been reprimanded.

    The footage of a group of officers on Boars Hill, Oxford, was taken by Rick Latham on Tuesday. He posted it on the file-sharing website YouTube.

    Supt Andrew Murray, from Thames Valley Police, said the snow had "a habit of bringing out the child in all of us".

    He said the officers involved have been spoken to and advised that their actions were a "bad idea".

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o...re/8458822.stm

    Funny.
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    What a bunch of miserable *****.
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    Awesome, I want one :P
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    That looks frickin awesome to me! Anyone who complains about this, when they don't appear to have done any harm or damage to anyone/anything is a right miserable **** IMO
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    Looks like they're having fun! As long as there isn't someone being murdered around the corner then its okay.
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    I guess the Inspector doesn't think it's very professional of them.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o...re/8458822.stm

    Funny.
    Nice video.
    Looks like lots of fun.
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    Anybody moaning about this is a kill joy.
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    I'm not paying for them to have fun I'm paying for them to uphold the law. They can sledge off duty on their own time and equipment. What would have happened if an emergency cropped up whilst that man is over there. Wasting precious time to get back to their method of transport whilst the situation would potentially get worse. The officers should be fired, fined or spend a night in a cell.
    If I were to use police equipment like that I'd get prosecuted and perhaps jailed. They weren't using it for official police business and I don't see how they should be above the law.
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    I wish all police were like this!
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    I'm not paying for them to have fun I'm paying for them to uphold the law. They can sledge off duty on their own time and equipment. What would have happened if an emergency cropped up whilst that man is over there. Wasting precious time to get back to their method of transport whilst the situation would potentially get worse. The officers should be fired, fined or spend a night in a cell.
    If I were to use police equipment like that I'd get prosecuted and perhaps jailed. They weren't using it for official police business and I don't see how they should be above the law.
    i know it is a ******* disgrace who do they think they are having fun like that
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    (Original post by MSB)
    i know it is a ******* disgrace who do they think they are having fun like that
    I'm not saying they're not allowed to have fun, but to have fun on our time when they're meant to be protecting and serving us is out of order.
    Like I said if they want to do that they can do it on their own time and equipment.
    Don't try to straw man me.
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    I'm not paying for them to have fun I'm paying for them to uphold the law. They can sledge off duty on their own time and equipment. What would have happened if an emergency cropped up whilst that man is over there. Wasting precious time to get back to their method of transport whilst the situation would potentially get worse. The officers should be fired, fined or spend a night in a cell.
    If I were to use police equipment like that I'd get prosecuted and perhaps jailed. They weren't using it for official police business and I don't see how they should be above the law.
    This is all true but lighten up man.
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    I'm not paying for them to have fun I'm paying for them to uphold the law. They can sledge off duty on their own time and equipment. What would have happened if an emergency cropped up whilst that man is over there. Wasting precious time to get back to their method of transport whilst the situation would potentially get worse. The officers should be fired, fined or spend a night in a cell.
    If I were to use police equipment like that I'd get prosecuted and perhaps jailed. They weren't using it for official police business and I don't see how they should be above the law.
    That's right, because anyone in any job shouldn't be allowed to have a bit of fun. They should just do what they are told....


    /sarcasm
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    I'm not paying for them to have fun I'm paying for them to uphold the law. They can sledge off duty on their own time and equipment. What would have happened if an emergency cropped up whilst that man is over there. Wasting precious time to get back to their method of transport whilst the situation would potentially get worse. The officers should be fired, fined or spend a night in a cell.
    If I were to use police equipment like that I'd get prosecuted and perhaps jailed. They weren't using it for official police business and I don't see how they should be above the law.
    lol, what about when they take a luch break?
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    (Original post by H.JJJ)
    That's right, because anyone in any job shouldn't be allowed to have a bit of fun. They should just do what they are told....


    /sarcasm
    Why don't you read my post properly instead of straw-manning
    Or is that all you can do?
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    (Original post by Hanvyj)
    lol, what about when they take a luch break?
    Then not on police equipment.
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    As soon as I saw the picture in the newspaper last week I thought "hmm, I bet they get in trouble for that". Sure enough...
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    Prime Directives
    1: Serve the public trust
    2: Protect the innocent
    3: Uphold the law

    Directive 4: Use riot shield for sledging purposes on a snowy day.
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    Then not on police equipment.
    you don't think they are wearing all their police equipment when they take a lunch break? They got £1000s worth of kit on then.

    - it obviously didn't damage the shield, they are designed to take a lot more than that, whereas sledges are very thin and flimsy and last years. Pretty easy to assume it wouldn't damage them...
 
 
 
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