Police recruits tackle drunk drivers

The newest police recruits from States of Jersey Police will be getting to grips with drunk drivers in their latest training exercise.

12 weeks into their 16 week course the recruits from Jersey and Guernsey will be facing 1 of the key components of their future careers “ tackling road safety.

On Friday morning (20 January) they will be training to spot drunk drivers, stop vehicles and use a breathalyser, with recruits taking it in turns to take on the role of driver.

Trainer PC Simon Cross said "One of the core functions of any police officer is to identify and prevent drunk driving so this is one of the most important lessons they will learn throughout their training.

"The skills and awareness they pick up on Friday will help them throughout their career as a police officer and help with the States of Jersey Police's aim of making our roads even safer.

The recruits will be taking advantage of the private space at Albert Bartlett & Sons Ltd, on La Route de la Trinite, which has been generously lent to the force for the morning to train.


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