East Lancs police officers to pose for 'Hollywood movie calendar'

Chorley Citizen: From left, Sgt James Saddoo (photographer) Jill Kirkham (community fundraiser for Derian house) PC Daniel Gunn (Spud in Trainspotting) police staff Paul Jones and Bernie Manton (Blues Brothers) Steve Lloyd (trust manager at Police Roll of Honour Trust) From left, Sgt James Saddoo (photographer) Jill Kirkham (community fundraiser for Derian house) PC Daniel Gunn (Spud in Trainspotting) police staff Paul Jones and Bernie Manton (Blues Brothers) Steve Lloyd (trust manager at Police Roll of Honour Trust)

POLICE officers posed for an ‘arresting’ series of pictures featuring Hollywood movie backdrops.

The photographs have been turned into a calendar for 2014 in a bid to raise case for Derian House and The police Roll of Honour Trust.

The finished product shows East Lancashire Superintendent John Puttock, who posed as a convincing Mr White from Reservoir Dogs, and cohesion sergeant Mark Cruise, who replicated Daniel Craig’s James Bond in Quantum of Solace.

The calendar, which took 12 months to complete, was created by custody sergeant and amateur photographer Jim Saddoo.

He said: “I got the idea from two officers at Accrignton.

“I always looked at them and thought that if you put them in a suit and sunglasses, they would look like they were in Men in Black.

“I had to coax one or two people to join in, but once I explained it to them and showed them the characters, they were up for it.

“Derian House and the Police Roll of Honour Trust are both great charities, and I hope we can raise as much money as possible for both.”

Blackburn College allowed the officers to use their studio space and students from the college helped out with hair and make-up designs.

Jo Halliwell, course co-ordinator at the college, said: “The students found the work a real test of their skills but, with the support of their course tutor, they were able to create hair and make-up looks copied from the original films.”

The calendars cost £10 and are available from Derian House and Greenbank Police Station, in Blackburn.

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11:04am Wed 4 Dec 13

HairyBowls says...

Police officers should concentrate on Policing matters and leave fundraising to external organisations...The public want to see officers on the street, not in calenders. Where does one draw a line?
Police officers should concentrate on Policing matters and leave fundraising to external organisations...The public want to see officers on the street, not in calenders. Where does one draw a line? HairyBowls

11:35am Wed 4 Dec 13

glossopkid says...

Its nice to see the human side of police officers, not the usual arrogant, stuck up side.
Its nice to see the human side of police officers, not the usual arrogant, stuck up side. glossopkid

6:05pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Rich Riley says...

HairyBowls wrote:
Police officers should concentrate on Policing matters and leave fundraising to external organisations...The public want to see officers on the street, not in calenders. Where does one draw a line?
Got to agree. Hope it was done in their own time and not at the expense of the tax payer
[quote][p][bold]HairyBowls[/bold] wrote: Police officers should concentrate on Policing matters and leave fundraising to external organisations...The public want to see officers on the street, not in calenders. Where does one draw a line?[/p][/quote]Got to agree. Hope it was done in their own time and not at the expense of the tax payer Rich Riley

7:47pm Wed 4 Dec 13

rtheyreal says...

Rich Riley wrote:
HairyBowls wrote:
Police officers should concentrate on Policing matters and leave fundraising to external organisations...The public want to see officers on the street, not in calenders. Where does one draw a line?
Got to agree. Hope it was done in their own time and not at the expense of the tax payer
Charity is about giving and as such officers gave up their free time( not that they have a lot of that) and lets not forget the benefit the students would have got out of this. Why do people always want to point the finger when the police do something good. Many officers i know do lots in their free time for lots of charities....well done to all involved.
[quote][p][bold]Rich Riley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HairyBowls[/bold] wrote: Police officers should concentrate on Policing matters and leave fundraising to external organisations...The public want to see officers on the street, not in calenders. Where does one draw a line?[/p][/quote]Got to agree. Hope it was done in their own time and not at the expense of the tax payer[/p][/quote]Charity is about giving and as such officers gave up their free time( not that they have a lot of that) and lets not forget the benefit the students would have got out of this. Why do people always want to point the finger when the police do something good. Many officers i know do lots in their free time for lots of charities....well done to all involved. rtheyreal

8:10pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Chuck-Norris says...

Good causes so fair enough --- some of the miserable comments on here have no doubt had a brush with the law .. a little bitter and twisted are we??
Rich Riley - I doubt you've worked a day in your life to pay any taxes so don't let it worry you .. or if you do have a job no doubt you spend half the day skiving....
Good causes so fair enough --- some of the miserable comments on here have no doubt had a brush with the law .. a little bitter and twisted are we?? Rich Riley - I doubt you've worked a day in your life to pay any taxes so don't let it worry you .. or if you do have a job no doubt you spend half the day skiving.... Chuck-Norris

11:53pm Wed 4 Dec 13

HairyBowls says...

Nobody is criticising the charity side of what these officers choose to do in their own time...but police stations should not be used like shops to sell anything...charity or not. What next? Patrol cars blazened with McDonalds logos?
Nobody is criticising the charity side of what these officers choose to do in their own time...but police stations should not be used like shops to sell anything...charity or not. What next? Patrol cars blazened with McDonalds logos? HairyBowls

11:55pm Wed 4 Dec 13

HairyBowls says...

Commercialism has no place in the police service...whatever the cause.
Commercialism has no place in the police service...whatever the cause. HairyBowls

12:19pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Rich Riley says...

Chuck-Norris wrote:
Good causes so fair enough --- some of the miserable comments on here have no doubt had a brush with the law .. a little bitter and twisted are we?? Rich Riley - I doubt you've worked a day in your life to pay any taxes so don't let it worry you .. or if you do have a job no doubt you spend half the day skiving....
Ha ha! I paid more in taxes last MONTH than you have in your sad life. My tax bill for November would cover the cost of your flea ridden bedsit. I just want to know if they're being spent wisely and not being used for the police to have fun making calendars.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck-Norris[/bold] wrote: Good causes so fair enough --- some of the miserable comments on here have no doubt had a brush with the law .. a little bitter and twisted are we?? Rich Riley - I doubt you've worked a day in your life to pay any taxes so don't let it worry you .. or if you do have a job no doubt you spend half the day skiving....[/p][/quote]Ha ha! I paid more in taxes last MONTH than you have in your sad life. My tax bill for November would cover the cost of your flea ridden bedsit. I just want to know if they're being spent wisely and not being used for the police to have fun making calendars. Rich Riley

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