I meant to write something about this months ago, but it got buried in the “Blog Posts that Time Forgot” pile.
The Scottish Police Federation’s stand was by far the best at Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference in Aberdeen in March. It looked impressive and very high tech. They gave you headphones and played a series of videos. If you watched them at the same time as others, you all jumped at the same moment. They showed a series of dangerous situations that Police can encounter in the course of their duties. You have to think of what they would do in that situation. The SPF staff said that you could have a whole roomful of experienced police officers and they would offer up different solutions to each terrifying and potentially life=threatening dilemma.
The most chilling was the call to a report of potential domestic violence. This is an incredibly upsetting video. What reminded me of it was a tweet from the SPF this evening:
It doesn’t get any easier to watch:
What would you do faced with that situation? It really makes you think.