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By: Tim Clements

A Grandad's Story of His 30 years in the Kent County Constabulary

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“UNUSUAL AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE” - The comments of a retired Metropolitan Police Dog Sergeant who had proofread a book written by Tim Clements.

Discover the extraordinary life of a dedicated police officer in this captivating memoir. Unveiling experiences never encountered by senior officers, the author’s manuscript has finally been published. For thirty years, the author served as a Constable in Kent Police, immersing himself in a diverse range of extraordinary circumstances alongside the routine demands of the job. From handling peculiar cases to engaging in day-to-day police work, he delves into a myriad of encounters that defined his career.

As his grandson faces bullying, the author aims to inspire by showcasing that hard work, humour, and a thirst for learning can conquer anything. This expanded edition delves deeper into grassroots policing, revealing the satisfaction and worth found in one of the most challenging occupations. From bustling communities to solitary patrols covering vast areas, witness the author’s time in Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, culminating in his role as the community officer for the Otford area.

Tim tried to join the Royal Air Force after leaving school, but was rejected onmedical grounds as he was partially colour blind and deaf in his left ear. He be-came a fitter and turner apprentice in Chatham Dockyard, as these problems didnot matter in that trade. Towards the end of this five-year apprenticeship, therewere periods when he was not producing anything and he became bored. Apply-ing to join Kent Police, he amazingly passed the medical and began a most unu-sual and possibly unique career, dealing with crime, deaths, natural disasters,accidents, car chases, the list goes on.

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