Should trading standards officers be added to law enforcement occupations?

+1 vote
in Policy and Style by T. Dowding G2G6 Mach 2 (28.9k points)

2 Answers

+2 votes
Without more supporting information. I will vote NO.

At the very least I would like to see a Wikitree profile that would be included in this category.
by Steve Thomas G2G6 Mach 2 (21.9k points)
edited by Steve Thomas
My father is a trading standards officer which is what got me thinking about this. I wanted to categorise his profile (private because living). I don't know any others, but it is a genuine career path so I'm sure there must be a few.

I'm not sure what more information you could want, the link describes the career in detail and it is clearly a law enforcement career.
Cheers Thomas,

I don't have a strong opinion on your question. Without any reference point, one of my first questions was which Wikitree profile can you point to for reference?

Steve Thomas.
+2 votes
they don't actually appear to be law ''enforcement'' officers, so no, wouldn't.  The linked text makes them appear as consultants more than anything.
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (402k points)
It does say "they advise on and enforce laws", and I know my dad (who works in the occupation) has had to take people to court for breaking these laws as part of his job. They do enforce laws, even if the link is worded in a more of a manner of "most people will only be advised on the law as we expect most people will follow it and not need the law to be enforced", if you get what I mean.
sounds like it's closer akin to legal profession, district attorneys take people to court on evidence brought them by the police, but they don't act as police as such.

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