With the recent changes in the weather for the worse, the CTCC has implemented the 4 X 4 strategy to allow for our continued efforts to keep the streets safe and make the populace feel safe as well as try to ensure that we hit our targets for attending incidents that are deemed to require Policing intervention.
The Force’s fleet of 4×4 vehicles quickly ran out so the local hire establishments were visited with a view to getting more of the Constabulary mobile in response to whatever the world could throw at us.
Not exactly Noah, the Ark and 2 X 2 but I’m sure you understand. As the blizzards did their blizzarding the roads became more impassable by the hour and countless Police vehicle became stuck, lost or otherwise undriveable and the trusty plan swung into action to rescue countless officers and their marooned vehicles.
The advice for people to stay at home clearly does not apply to ordinary Policing safety logic and the neighbourhoods still need our intervention.
It quickly dawned that all was not going according to the big plan as none of the 4 X 4 X 4 X 4 fleet had been equipped with suitable towing equipment so vehicles had to be abandoned to the elements as everything turned base bound unless there was a real emergency.
Needless to say the supply of suitable vehicles was maintained at HQ for those deemed vitally essential to implementation of the plan and those fortunate enough to own one of the substantial 4 X 4 X 4 vehicles quickly become part of the Constabulary Taxi Team.
We are planning for next contingency or emergency well in advance and making purchases of inflatable boats for when the next floods come.
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