New training ground will prepare Cumbria police for riots
Last updated at 13:21, Saturday, 25 February 2012
Explosions, a shower of missiles and a blazing inferno tested the mettle of police and firefighters as the cutting edge in emergency training arrived in Cumbria yesterday.
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@ Mr.Sensible; "who would you expect to protect you and your property?" Yeah right, because thats what riot police do. Come off it. One of th biggest accusations aimed at the police during last years riots was that the police DID NOT do anything of the sort.Riot police are Govt. tools for cracking heads.
@anonIf you're not job i'll eat my cap."NUMBER OFF...."
The reason why Cumbria have riot Police is not just for riots .The Police Support Unit can be used for prison riots, dangerous house entries and of course riots. Cumbria as a force who has signed up to mutual aid has to have a certain amount of officers trained in public order tactics so if needed by other forces such as the MET .Like last summer ,they had enough to send several PSU to the MET to help at the riots and Nottinghill Carnival which was a week after the riots and tensions were still running high. The comment regarding "do they know something we dont" is a good one as we have seen civil unrest last year and who knows as we get into more debt and more people lose jobs its only matter of time before the wheel comes of and people have had enough.