One former officer warned trained bobbies would end up wasting their time "swanning around at tea and biscuit meetings" and added: "Might as well hand in your warrant cards
and become a PCSO.
The booty also includes dozens of warrant cards
, several bikes, riot shields, a red "door whammer" - a battering ram used by officers for breaking into houses - and breathalysers.
He was supposed to have handed in his warrant cards
, identity and badges - but had kept them.
MORE than 80 North East police officers and staff have lost their warrant cards
or official police ID passes over the last two years.
CARELESS coppers have lost over 1,600 warrant cards
in two years.
PC Andrew Malin from Little Park Street police station, said: "Members of the public should never be afraid to ask to see police officers' warrant cards
and they should thoroughly inspect the cards to ensure they're authentic.
They were issued with their warrant cards
at the ceremony by Assistant Chief Constable Tim Madgwick.
They were introduced as standard ID because the agency draws officers from all eight Scottish police forces - each with their own local warrant cards
POLICE officers who used warrant cards
to gain free entry to night clubs were "abusing their status", a force said last night.
Seemingly, the store do not consider warrant cards
proof of identity, yet on them it says "This is an official document".
Nigel and Barry jumped into the middle of the scuffle waving their warrant cards
Boozy officers have been using warrant cards
in many of the city's busiest bars along Broad Street, according to managers.