The following snippet recently came my way and I wondered whether anybody else might have heard of this outrageous incident.
The innocent chap in question was eager to achieve his Level 2 and apparently booked £1000 worth of tutored and assessed stalking with a 'professional'. Quite how much he was charged per outing I do not know but lets work on £200 a day. That makes a likely total of ten outings. Sufficient, I would have thought, for an almost guaranteed successful completion of his portfolio.
Not so, I'm afraid. He went away, his portfolio incomplete. So which PC did he fall short on?
Unable to follow up appropriately with a dog.
Following up with a ruddy dog?????????!!!!!!!!! When the hell did that enter the syllabus? Good to cover for future reference, no doubt, but I certainly do not recall being asked during any of my assessments "and now please use your dog to locate the fallen beast".
Please chaps, do tell me this is a one off since I have no reason to doubt the facts as they were related to me.
Angry and sad.