Folks this is going back into the post a bit but i thought it would be good to answer.

I have recently been told i was successful in joining the Police Force of Northern Ireland in which i start my training next month. I personally can't wait. I know that there will be a few (prob a lot more) hairy momments but i really am looking forward to it.

The reason i am posting is because a while back there was a question asked by Ashton i think, about the carrying of fire arms by the police of the uk. I know it isn't common practice in England, but in Northern Ireland it is. (no guesses as to why).

Sorry bringing up a point that was made well over a month ago but as i am sure you can understand, my interest in this part of the forum has increased dramatically as of late.

Cheers and take care,

Big Bear