What would you do
DONT LET THE WOLRD AROUND YOU SQUEEZE YOU INTO ITS OWN MOULD
A young police officer was taking his final exam at Police College in
Johannesburg . Here is one of the questions:
You are on patrol in the outskates of Soweto when an explosion occurs in
the township. On investigation you find a large hole has been blown
in the footpath and there is an overturned van lying nearby. Inside the
van there is a strong smell of alcohol. Both occupants - a man and woman
- are injured. You recognise the woman as the wife of your Divisional
Inspector, who is at present away on a peace making mission In Sudan.
A passing motorist stops to offer you assistance and you realise that he is
a man who is wanted for armed robbery. Suddenly a man runs out of a nearby
house, shouting that his wife is expecting a baby and that the shock of
the explosion has made the birth imminent. Another man is crying for
help, having been blown into an adjacent dam by the explosion, and he
Describe in a few words what action you would take.
The officer thought for a moment, picked up his pen, and wrote:
I would take off my uniform and mingle with the crowd.'