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A New Look & Membership Discount

You can't help but have noticed that the site has changed in how it looks, well this is part of our two year anniversary celebration.  Believe it or not it is almost two years to the day since we launched. The site was created about a week before we went live in 2014 and the moderation team who came over worked really hard for that week to populate it ready for an influx of new members.  Who would have thought that two years later we would be where we are. We have kept the site up to t

Chief Cheetah

Chief Cheetah

 

The Beginning...ish

Now every good story starts from the beginning, however, this is not something I can do as my mind does not stretch that far back and I would be making it up otherwise. And with this being the first blog I have ever even composed It may not read fantastically so you'll just have to put up with it I shall go back as far as I can remember... once upon a time in a land far.... no wait that's something else It's about 2230hrs,  late in the year so by this point it was dark and it was

PCW

PCW

 

New VIP Feature - Ignore Topics

For some time there has always been the facility to follow content and be notified of responses as and when replies are made to your favourite topics but how about those topics that you read and then question why they keep appearing in your news feed as they are of no interest to you?  Well as of today as a VIP or Lifetime VIP member you will have the ability to Ignore Topics. This will prevent it coming up in your news feed and in any searches you make if you choose to ignore it. You will

Chief Bakes

Chief Bakes

 

IPLDP (training for the regs!) - Role-plays

So here I am, updating you after 15~ weeks - I've been meaning to for a while and have had several not-so-subtle reminders from certain members to do so *cough*  @XA84  *cough* ... Where do I start? I'm not going to go week by week as in my previous entry, as that would take more time than I have to spare. Well I'm actually in week 20 of training now and a lot has happened since my last blog post. There have been many ups and downs in that time and at the moment training really does feel l

Eddzz!!

Eddzz!!

 

Becoming a PC - My Blog

So, taking influence from @Eddzz!! and his wonderful blog, I've decided to post my own spin on what it means / involves to become a PC.  I got the official go ahead about 2 1/2 weeks ago that I had been successful and I would be on the next intake, which starts on Monday October 24th. Lots of paperwork, forms and signatures to complete before then. I've been invited for a pre employment day on Saturday 15th October at the force training school. This is to be shown around, meet your new trai

danswans

danswans

 

PCSO Blog and boots

So I'm convalescing. I had a BCC tumour on my snozzle, sounds gross and a little wow but really it was nothing, other than making me look like a cast member of The Wizzard of Oz. OH of course had a melt down during my recruitment process but after lots of letters and phone calls my surgeon reassured them that it was nothing and I wasn't going to keel over on guard duty because of it, they were fine.  Well, it's been whipped off by a very nice surgeon from Oxford and the skin graft has taken well

HappyValleyNewbie

HappyValleyNewbie

 

PCSO Blog

I shall post my experiences as I go along, so others can compare or have an idea what's going to happen or what was different for them. If I bore anyone just scroll past  it's going to be a sort of Blog. For you exciting OSU or firearms officers with your really cool uniforms ( or so says my daughter ) please feel free to scroll on by ok, so after passing all the requirements back in 2014, I sadly got the email telling me that due to Buget cuts, the whole of the 80 odd PCSO's would be she

HappyValleyNewbie

HappyValleyNewbie

 

If there's ever a time I thought I was going to die..

I'm sure you're all very familiar with the last weeks news of Daily shootings, Mass shootings and such incidents.   I'll try and set the scene for what follows, Me and my colleague are both walking through the busy town centre, 10;45am on the lovely sunny Monday morning Begining our shift. Nothing out of the ordinary yet, we'd done a loop of the town and began to walk through the centre past, just past the local food places. A Member of the public leaned in as if to say something, whil

Eebs

Eebs

 

IPLDP (Training for the regs!) - 4 weeks in

I have been meaning to write this blog for a while and as I sit here studying for my definitions check this Friday, I can think of no better time than to avoid said study and put into words my experiences over the past five weeks! I'm hoping this will give prospective recruits a little bit of insight into the IPLDP format and I intend on writing a series of blogs as my time on the course progresses. So here goes... In my force, an IPLDP course consists of 18 recruits, no more, no less and n

Eddzz!!

Eddzz!!

 

PIgzilla

A month or two ago I had a call about a found pig.  I knew that there was a litter of 2 week old pigs down the road from where the call was so thought it would be no problem to grab the piglet and toss it in the pick-up truck and return it.  I arrived to find a 350 pound sow with auction numbers painted on her back. Well fudge, that is NOT portable. So I drove around knocking on doors for awhile and finally discovered it belonged to a friend of mine whose husband had bought it on a whim.  T

gsdk9

gsdk9

 

Protecting the vulnerable

Rank: Special Constable Length of service: 6 Months Duty time: 1700-0200   All times are estimates due to PNB not being handy...   1700: Get kitted up and head down to briefing. Say hello to early turn who are now finishing up. Begin briefing, one in the bin who was arrested by the night turn for drink drive who blew 162 on the intox machine… he is still unfit for interview! The section I am on with are good and always make me feel welcome, I supply the cake

Tempo

Tempo

 

A cold evening in February [Ride Along]

My first of two ride-alongs I took part in during the application process for Thames Valley Police for the role of Police Officer. A cold Friday evening in February 15:00 - 24:00 13:30 - Arrived at station, supposed to be collected at 13:40 for safety briefing. 15:00 - Actual start time, accompanying officer had a shift change and I was forgotten about. Oops!  15:30 - Signed the indemnity document, policies and a quick overview of the night's plan of action. Tonight would be

Ironic

Ironic

 

A Little Bit Of Traffic

Your rank: PC Your planned duty hours: 1300-2200 This is just a duty report from a shift recently where I managed to get a little bit of traffic in, nothing special but just fancied writing it up.  1300 - Was working on my SOLAP as I am still a probationer however a grade one call comes in of a female self harming with a knife. All early shift crews are tied up so me and another officer jump in together and respond to it. A local officer was nearby and arrived before us as he had knowl

DB11

DB11

 

Management Team - Welcome Cheetah

It is with great pleasure that @Chief Rat and I would like to welcome @Cheetah to the Management Team here at Police Community. @Cheetah has a proven track record with the forum and has been a valuable member of the wider Police Community Team for some considerable time. Cheetah's work ethic and commitment to keeping the forum running and available for all the members is something that I am very grateful for and as Cheetah now takes up his new position on the Management Team I am sure that you w

Chief Bakes

Chief Bakes

 

One Year On - Lessons Learned

On the 29th of March 2016, it will be one year to the day since I started training to become a Special Constable.  I was on a training course recently and my colleagues, who are far longer in service than me, were asking me if the job was what I expected it to be.  I replied that it was, but it got me thinking about the changes I've seen in the last year and the lessons I've learned.  I thought this might be handy advice for those of you looking to join, or a throwback for those of you "old swea

Mazza

Mazza

 

A More Typical Duty

This is a more typical duty that I have done recently   Your rank: PC Your planned duty hours: 0700-1700 0700 - Briefing. Double crewed, only double crew to cover the area. 0800 - Call received from a lady stating that she had been made aware of a lifeline activation at her elderly mother's address. Upon her arrival all of the doors are locked and her spare key is useless because there is a key in the other side of the door. Mum has had a history of falls in the last 12 month

DB11

DB11

 

New Forum Sponsor - Rewards For Police

I would like to introduce to you all our brand new Forum Sponsor - Rewards For Police  You will start to see their banners appearing within topics across the forum and we hop that the deals they bring will be attractive to you our membership.   Membership Benefits The UK's largest discount website featuring 1,000's of discounts. Exclusive Cinema Rewards

Chief Bakes

Chief Bakes

 

Saturday Shenanigans

Rank  - SC Experience – 14 Months Duty – Saturday 1900-0400   I hadn’t done a Saturday night for a few weeks so I joined the same shift I’d been with in the week for a couple of duties.  I include it in the blog because of one particular incident which show what factors affect the decision making process.   All timings approximate.   1900 – Get in and catch up with the shift.  We are fairly flush for officers and they are catching up on pap

MajorDisaster

MajorDisaster

 

Special. Are you? Could you?

I wrote this back in November and this was originally published on https://cccupolicingandcj.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/a-bsc-in-service-policing-service-discusses-what-it-is-like-to-be-a-special/ Reading back there are definitely a few bits I would've redrafted! However all criticism welcome     Special. Are you? Could you? Easter will bring the fourth anniversary of when I walked through the hallowed gates of Hendon Police Training College to begin training as a Special Constable

Posh

Posh

 

Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Now you see me... When I'm waiting for my coffee at the petrol station at the start of a shift. Now you don't see... That I've already worked an 8-hour day, and this is just the start of another. Now you see me... When I'm stopping you in the street asking you questions, making you late, checking your details. Now you don't see... That I'm looking for someone who just broke into a garage or a home, and took treasured possessions to sell for drugs. Now you see me... When I sto

Mazza

Mazza

 

Sponsor Any Of Our Forum Areas - Just £10 per year

We are now allowing each of our forum areas to be sponsored by your company at a cost of just £10 per year.  All you need to do is place an order direct on our website by clicking HERE. We will place your logo under the forum and the logo will link to your website. You do not have to have an association to the specific forum area and any company can sponsor any area.  The monies raised through this as per any othe

Chief Bakes

Chief Bakes

 

Sitting waiting

I've never written a blog and so I apologise in advance ... Thought it was about time I started blogging as I'm quite often told, I've always got something to say. 02/02/2016 - Here we go I may as well start the blog and share where i'm at at the moment. My "special" journey began 15/18 months ago I suppose, I had heard word on the street that there was going to be a recruitment for regular officers as well as special constables coming up in my area and having been patiently waiting fo

doc4eva

doc4eva

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