Thursday, February 25, 2010

Visiting Hoddesdon Police Station

I was shadowing my colleague again. Today we visited Hoddesdon Police Station's cells.

This police station follows the same policy that Sandro recommended for hotels- the guests must leave their shoes (including shoes without laces) outside their rooms.

(The picture is not Hoddesdon police station)


Anonymous said...

Hope you don't mind me asking,but do you know where the picture was taken?

I knew of this rule - but does it apply only to people being held in the cells, or anyone, - like a solicitor visiting their client?

Do you know why the lady in the picture is taking her boots off?
She does'nt look a prisoner, but then I suppose you shoul'nt judge by appearences!!

richyrich said...

I would imagine that those to whom you refer as "guests" may also be known as "prisoners" and that "rooms" are "cells"!

Celestial Fundy said...

Rich, they are called 'custody suites' not cells.

They might not want to be there, but they are still guests.

Celestial Fundy said...

Anonymous person, have you visited before? What do you think of this blog?

A solicitor or a drug worker like my colleague would not be required to remove shoes. I think the police can trust solicitors and drug workers not to kick the door, throw them at custody officers or try to damage the CCTV apparatus.

The lady in the picture is a journalist who was getting a taste of what it is like to be arrested. She is removing her shoes as a detainee would.

The source of the picture is here:

ET reporter spends a day in the cells

Jaz said...

What an amazing blog. I never imagine myself visiting police station.

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