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Police: The Shoe on the Other Foot

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

“God damn it”, I mutter to myself, standing in the aisle of Tesco. I’m holding two different bags of sugar; One of Caster sugar, and one of powdered sugar. At the same time, I’m facing a third kind of sugar; the kind that goes in tea, I think. I fish my mobile out of my [...]

Police: Vice City Love

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

“When was the last time this happened to ya,” John says, reaching for the handle underneath the passenger seat. He stops mid-sentence, before finally finding the right handle, leaning the seat further back by a few notches. “Hmmh?” I ask. I briefly turn on the ignition so I can roll the window down a little, [...]

Police: Fear and Loathing

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

Despite everything you hear about he job as a police officer, I’ve got to say, I don’t do ‘scared’ very often. Overall, on my day-to-day shifts as a response officer, my shifts tend to be extremely varied, and even occasionally dangerous. I get the odd adrenaline dump here and there, but scared? Not really. In [...]

Police: Knocking on… Well, a door, of course.

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

“Eight-six receiving Mike Delta”, my radio murmurs into life quietly. I turn the volume up. Today, I’m running the Misper car, the oh-so-joyous task of looking for missing persons who rarely are missing (and occasionally aren’t even persons*) had taken me into a care home, where the lady who was reporting somebody missing had been [...]

Police: Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot?

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

“So basically, you want to have your neighbour’s kid arrested for splashing you with a bit of water?” I ask the man standing in front of me, more to summarise the situation in my head than to get any actual confirmation out of him. “It wasn’t just a bit of water” the man snaps. “It [...]

Police: The Password

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

“Mike Delta 592 receiving Mike Delta” my radio encroaches on my rather pleasant chat with Kim in the cafeteria. Kim is a police constable. She is also married, and I really shouldn’t be talking to her at the moment; she’s going through a tough time with her husband, who used to be a custody skipper [...]

Police: An Eviction

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

Pete and I were standing outside a block of towards the north end of the borough. Our destination was on the eleventh floor, but sod’s law struck gold, and of course the lifts were out of order. We started the long climb. I started whistling a song, but noticed that Pete didn’t join in – [...]

Police: Going the way of the Dojo

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

In the parking lot behind a local Sainsbury’s I’m sat with my feet on the dashboard, in the passenger seat of a Panda, waiting for Jay to come back with our lunch. I don’t really have any reason for having stayed in the car, other than complete, abject laziness. I suppose I was fiddling with [...]

Police: The Arrest Enquiry

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

“Delito”, the skipper snaps, peering over his stack of loosely-arranged papers. I look up. “What are you, six years old?” “What? I… I didn’t even do anything”, I try, but the sergeant’s eyes confirm my suspicion that my half-hearted lie was never going to be believed in a hundred years. I hang my head, mumbling [...]

Police: A shot to the heart…

Written by RSS Poster Matt Delito

It’s about half-way through my shift, and it has been completely and utterly dead all morning. Sometimes, dead is good, and I’m sure quite a few of my colleagues would disagree with me when I say this, but I much prefer busy. Officially, the shifts are about 9 hours long, with one hour over-lap. Sometimes, [...]

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