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Should the police be allowed to use Spit Guards?

The Met Police recently suspended Spit Guards following advice from the Mayor of London they were about to embark on a pilot of spit guards but they suspended them. Which raised the question how can the Mayor of London politically interfere with operational policing.

The British Transport Police recently hit the headlines after a video appeared online showing a young man having a spit guard placed over his head which is now being investigated by the IPCC.

Ché Donald of the Police Federation is now set to speak at the Emergency Service Show in a special lecture on the use of Police Spit guards within operational policing as operational personal protective equipment.

The very emotive subject will feature in a lecture which will be hosted by Ché Donald a serving Police Sergeant with Sussex Police within front line policing and has been a Police Federation Representative for 12 years.

The Emergency Services Show is being held at the NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd of September.

Ché Donald is a serving Police Sergeant with Sussex Police within front line policing and has been a Police Federation Representative for 12 years.

You can follow Ché Donald on Twitter @PFEW_Che you can also follow The Emergency Service Show on Twitter @emergencyukshow.

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