...chiefs at one force are warning officers that they may be upset by ‘swearing’ and ‘offensive language’ in training exercises – and that they should contact their supervisor if they find it all too much.No, I know what you're thinking, but it's not April 1st!
The move – part of a trend for so-called trigger warnings normally associated with ‘snowflake’ university students – has been met with derision from hard- bitten cops.
One officer joked on Twitter: ‘If this language is not acceptable to you please go directly to the safe space where the duty inspector will bring you a nice snuggle blanket and a cup of tea ... after that hand in your warrant card as you’re no ******* good to us.’I do hope that officer was anonymous, or it'll be them out on their ear!
But which farce are we talking about here?
The language warning comes as part of an online exercise devised by Hampshire Police and aimed at both officers and civilian staff.Ah. That explains things!
It is understood the warning was issued following a complaint by a distressed junior officer.Who, hopefully, did not pass probation.
Hampshire police were approached for comment but did not reply.Probably too distressed and upset by the reporter's question....