RMP Warrant Card

#1
Yes me again, sorry must be getting naffed of me by now.

To any RMP or ex-RMP when would you need to use your warrant card and put it into use? If you ever need to anyway. Any purposes of it?

Ozne.
 
#2
Yes me again, sorry must be getting naffed of me by now.

To any RMP or ex-RMP when would you need to use your warrant card and put it into use? If you ever need to anyway. Any purposes of it?

Ozne.
When NOT in uniform conducting Police Duties an RMP must present their warrant card (ie when effecting a search warrant in NON uniform) Very rare.

Warrant card should be carried at all times whilst on Police duties however does not need presenting when in uniform.

An RMP is granted a 'warrant' to arrest any person subject to military law hence the need for a document to be held to such effect.
 
#3
They used them to get in to the some of the bars and clubs of Osnatraz.
 
#5
When NOT in uniform conducting Police Duties an RMP must present their warrant card (ie when effecting a search warrant in NON uniform) Very rare.

Warrant card should be carried at all times whilst on Police duties however does not need presenting when in uniform.

An RMP is granted a 'warrant' to arrest any person subject to military law hence the need for a document to be held to such effect.
As above, but...

They used them to get in to the some of the bars and clubs of Osnatraz.
...also very true and applies to lots of different establishments based near RMP units.
 
#9
Even further thread drift, a mate of mine who was working in an off-license while down on his luck a wee while, and having recently been incensed by one of his co-workers getting entrapped by a 17-year-old on a sting operation, had a Lancashire Constabulary warrant card presented as ID when he challenge-21'd a youthful looking individual. Whereupon he refused to make the sale because said warrant card didn't have his date of birth on it. "I'm sorry, sir, your colleagues were most insistent on this point." In front of a queue of other shoppers.

So: things you can't use a warrant card for: buying alcohol from UK off-licenses.
 
#10
I understand on good authority that they were quite good at one time for getting around "The Smoke" on buses and tubes
 
#11
Slight thread drift, but honest question for RMP. Let's say you're called to a bar fight in the Ram, Tidworth. No problem, lock up the drunken fools and jobza. But if the protagonists deny being soldiers, and say the bar is outside a garrison area (even if only just), how can you prove they are soldiers and deal accordingly? Or even, how can you prove they are definitely NOT under mil law and thus avoid putting a civvy into pokey? Is it not the case that a civvy, if questioned by RMP is at liberty to tell you to foxtrot oscar? Or does the "long game" come into play, and a quick call to civpol gets them instant attention? Just curious.
They can arrest anyone they believe to be subject to service law. So if it turns out they are civvie its no big deal. They are frequently called by the civil police to attend incidents that have nothing to do with the military where they can use powers similar to the civilian arrest right.
 
#12
shiels said:
They are frequently called by the civil police to attend incidents that have nothing to do with the military where they can use powers similar to traffic control.
Fixed that for you :)
 
#13
I understand on good authority that they were quite good at one time for getting around "The Smoke" on buses and tubes
In the MET a few years ago there was an official agreement between the transport companies and the MET. It was implied that if you did use these services after flashing your "Blue Rover" (when off duty) you were liable to help out if crime was being committed.

I am pretty sure that this is the case still.

I was a Thames Valley cop, and our CC refused point blank to even discuss this matter with the transport companies.

There were no official agreements for entry into Night Clubs or for free Kebabs either.

But there were ways around these minor problems...
 
#14
In the MET a few years ago there was an official agreement between the transport companies and the MET. It was implied that if you did use these services after flashing your "Blue Rover" (when off duty) you were liable to help out if crime was being committed.

I am pretty sure that this is the case still.
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Certainly is.
 
#15
I use mine to scrape the ice off my windscreen during the freezing months!!
 
#16
I think there are only about four forces that have an agreement with TFL. However I have only ever had the staff on the tube give my warrant card more than a cursory check on one occasion.
 
#17
In response to the deviation from the thread:

So what if someone says they are a civie! AFA 06 gives us the power to arrest IF we think that they are military! So tough luck to those that try. What a loop hole in the Act :)
 
#18
In response to the deviation from the thread:

So what if someone says they are a civie! AFA 06 gives us the power to arrest IF we think that they are military! So tough luck to those that try. What a loop hole in the Act :)
Still waiting for somebody to test it out though.
 
#20
In response to the deviation from the thread:

So what if someone says they are a civie! AFA 06 gives us the power to arrest IF we think that they are military! So tough luck to those that try. What a loop hole in the Act :)
In what way is it a loop hole? It's an intended consequence of the act. If used properly, it won't need 'testing'
 
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