Less than an hour to go before my first deployment starts. Had
an early start as none of us seem to be sleeping well, and managed
a trip to the gym on the other campus. I met up with some of my
team from Blacon looking very tired after a 3am finish following
the opening ceremony. Also met another who was going out at 10am
for his first deployment.
It's like stepping into the unknown. We'll get transport to our
local station and then we're on our own, mainline into London, then
across the city to our parading on Station. I am close to an
olympic venue this afternoon, where I understand there will be
medals awarded this evening.
Boots polished, Personal Protective Equipment checked, hat
iIroned (they dont travel well in a bag) and hi-vis jackets ready.
It's going to be a hot day so my water bottle's already in the
freezer cooling down!!!
Looking forward to getting out there and having the Cheshire
insignia on display, if you' re down here please take the time to
say "Hello" if you see us
- Sergeant Rachel Gallagher
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About Sergeant Rachel Gallagher
Rachel is a Sergeant on the Road Policing Investigation Unit
based in Blacon. She has 26 years service and has worked in a
variety of roles during her time at Cheshire Police, including
working in Crewe and on the Motorways.
During the Olympics she will be working for British
Transport Police as a Supervisor (she is working on
underground, overground railways
and cable car).