Tough Test!

I saw this on Gill Staden’s interesting Livingstonian Online which she produces weekly. I re-publish it mainly for Len Norman, ex Zambia police and a loyal and regular reader of the blog. There’s a picture of Len and some of his family taken at Chanters Lodge some years back.

So, what would you do if you were a Zambian policewoman or policeman? A young police officer was taking his final exam at Police College in Zambia . Here is one of the questions:

You are on patrol in the outskirts of Lusaka when an explosion occurs in a nearby 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.

A passing motorist stops to offer you assistance and you realise that he is a manwho 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 cannot swim.

Describe in a few words what action you would take.