NegevLandRover Posted February 23, 2006 Share Posted February 23, 2006 This post refers to the recent Frontera related posts..... I know very little about how the law enforcement regarding green lanes and byeways in the UK works so excuse my ignorance. However I will tell you a little about how we make a difference over here. Firstly I will place my cards on the table - I own and run an outdoor experience company that among other things leads "urban cowboys" on out door trips - but responsibly, and I see this not only as a way of making a living but also educating the masses. Contrary to some of the posts on the other two threads I belive that people making money by leading such trips can do lots of good. A few years ago I and several other outdoor pros asked the law enforcement authourities in Israel if we might be allowed to help protect the outdoors that is the very essence of our business. After much discussion the aforesaid authourities decided that any of us who had a clean record (and I mean spotless) would be trained and allowed to join on a voluntary basis but that if we were found to be taking advantage of our status we would be droped and then charged. Having completed a course in law enforcement and nature preservation I, and 5 others, joined the Nature Reserves Authourity and have all the clout afforded to a ranger including stop and search rights and the power to arrest offenders. We prefer to warn and educate but have in the past been driven to arrest and cuff offenders and bring them to trial. Although the authourities were at first worried by the proverbial "cat gaurding the cream" the project has proved to be a huge success as we are in effect undercover and also provide a much needed boost to the manpower available to the authourities. So why don't some of you try and get the authourities to deputise you so that you can help protect what you guys care about ???? Adam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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