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Why are the British police nicer than those in other countries?

I don't care how bad you think they are, they are definitely nicer people. In my job, i travel a lot and come into contact with local forces (sometimes unintentionally...), but the UK police are much nicer. they are never rude, never arrogant, never overly aggressive, unlike our european and american neighbours. Thanks UK cops! Is it because UK police training different to quasi-military police of most of europe? i should point out i have lived in, and thus have experience of police in, the UK, france and the USA - i work for BAE Systems.

Asked By: <><><> - 12/19/2008
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british police nicer. . . what part of england where u in . australian and new zealand police have to be the nicest
Answered By: Th - 12/22/2008
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I would say so yes. The Italian and Spanish Police are a fuucking disgrace.
Answered By: Chappy - 12/19/2008
 
because they don't have guns,bhaaaaa!
Answered By: benfranklinscoldbeer - 12/19/2008
 
Because us Brits are just THAT cool, obviously. My brother's friend trained to be a policeman, and he seemed to become far more polite and less aggressive, but he never mentioned anything about the training that should've really made a difference. Maybe they feed them something special?
Answered By: cheer_up_love - 12/19/2008
 
Have you just been busted for something and are trying to win favour?. I have lived all over, and I don't think the police here are much different from what they are elsewhere.Mind you, I was kicked unconscious by three back in '79, which tends to stick in the mind. Oh, and another couple destroyed my car because of... More
Answered By: Amustapha - 12/19/2008
 
Police forces in north west Europe tend to be ok, but southern and east European police are just mafias.
Answered By: fried green crack baby - 12/19/2008
 
Better training, a civilian based outlook and a lower level of corruption. Compensation culture also helps remove some of the extreme behaviours. Some police officers are just genuinely helpful and good at their jobs.
Answered By: Stoo73 - 12/19/2008
 
they may well be better than others but they still beat up inocent people on a friday night!
Answered By: Bob C - 12/19/2008
 
They don't routinely carry guns
Answered By: psycho bob - 12/19/2008
 
How can you base that they are nicer when you have only had experience with 3 countries police force. That really isn't a big sample of forces.
Answered By: lemonsaresharp88 - 12/19/2008
 
dont be such an ars licker they can be right bstards,and get away with it
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Answered By: jaxx - 12/19/2008
 
Police in NZ are the nicest. I was stopped for a flat tire and the officer not only didn't fine me but even pumped the tire for me while I just stood there.
Answered By: Kristaich - 12/19/2008
 
I think it is because they don't have guns. They have been trained to calmly diffuse problems, only using force when needed. Whereas if they had guns it would be too easy to just threaten people with it.
Answered By: megsmaw06 - 12/19/2008
 
Well I am afraid that I just dont agree... More
Answered By: Private - 12/19/2008
 
I have lots of experience with different police forces, I have paid bribes in several far eastern countries because that is the acceptable thing to do. You may find british police more friendly because you share a common language, culture and experience. Being well trained and unarmed is also another factor, you may... More
Answered By: Ir080485 - 12/19/2008
 
Because they eat more doughnuts and are always high on sugar.
Answered By: BlackSheep - 12/19/2008
 
im american and personally i dont care if our cops are rude or polite as long as they keep us safe thats all that matters. people dont seem to understand how hard it is to be a cop. in retrospect, you cant compare the jobs of police officers in the UK to those of the US. the united states has a lot more violent crime... More
Answered By: Adam Morris - 12/19/2008
 
I agree once while I was in custody in Victoria a copper opened the cell door and let me sit in the ouside of the cells we had a good chat he gave me cigarretttes cups of tea and he was just your average guy just doing his job to keep a roof over his head the flip side of this is whilst Squatting also in victoria... More
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Answered By: The Mock Race see - 12/19/2008
 
I think the NYPD and LAPD are the most friendliest police in the world, especially if one is a person of color.
Answered By: Scott - 12/19/2008
 
I think they are nicer because it is a cultural thing there to be polite. Also I am sure their training emphasizes being polite. Furthermore the nature of crime is much different in Britain and the USA ( and many other countries). I think it is easier to be polite in a world were hand guns are rare.
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Answered By: Douglas L - 12/23/2008
 
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