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  2. Sorry can't be much help, but have you considered asking Joey Essex, he seems to get everywhere and has an opinion about everything.
  3. Whoop, whoop, whoop - Not bad at all. The last time the French can claim Frenchmen marauding around Britain and taking titles for themselves - 1066. Froomy the Conqueror
  4. For me he is service personnel and so totally appropriate for service police to assist in finding him. There are times we all get so hung up on jurisdiction instead of getting the job done. The mist recent example was soldiers policing some strategic sites during increased terror risk. I think, however, the police cannot be accused of not doing enough. They have devoted over £1 million in resources searching this landfill, but if the RAF police can help out, then why not. Am I right in thinking his mother is a police Scotland cop or have I just made that up?
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  6. In truth the police were about policing, much of the softly softly stuff was handled by social services et al. What wasn't particularly good in reality was safeguarding. It would be unheard of for a prostitute to make a claim of rape, if they did, it wouldn't go anywhere. There was too much of 'Well she asked for it' or 'What do they expect'. Much of the stuff that is viewed as sexual offences now was not seen as such at that time. In that respect things have rightly changed for the better, as has the management of domestic abuse. But where it was different is when it came to antisocial behaviour, property crime, youth offending, drugs, we managed it all as crime without having to delve too deeply into the social elements, background story, or other baggage that may lay behind the behavior. In the 1980s that was seen as a social/community/mental health/youth workers job. As the cutbacks have taken affect more and more of these issues have been taken on by the police, hence the many hats now worn by officers.
  7. They are not constables so can only use powers on service personnel anywhere and 'any person' powers on civilians anywhere.
  8. It is limited to service property and personel
  9. The last 2 occasions that I've done it for Kent it has been; (I'd imagine this will be accurate to Andrews as Kent and Essex share the same HR team/site) • Please give an example of a time you've had to encourage someone to see an issue more positively • Please give an example of a time you've had to consider a number of options before making a decision • Please give an example of a time when you've had to manage your time to complete tasks • Please give an example of a time you've had to intervene in a situation All 4 split into 5 probing questions that mirrored the STARE method - 100 words for each • Why do you want to become a police officer • Why have you applied to Essex Police • What impact do you think being a police officer will have on your social/domestic life • what roles and duties (in detail) do you expect to do as a police officer • What have you done to prepare yourself for the role of a police officer • if you have applied in the past, what have you done since that application to improve yourself The above had no word limit! I'd definitely echo Mac in saying that it's worth drafting your answers and doing a lot of proofing before you send them, both with people in the job if possible to make sure you're hitting the key points and out of to make sure it reads well! Speaking to serving officers in your force will also be a great way to say that you've researched the role [emoji846]
  10. Even in my short(ish) service greater emphasis has been put on mental health, ASB, vulnerable persons, safeguarding and all the endless reports that go with it. When I first joined Sir Ronnie Flannaghan has just done a report on police bureaucracy and the force was trying to do away with unnecessary paperwork. It's increased ten fold and seems to get worse year on year. Crime is up. Demand is up and numbers have been cut by 20000.
  11. Interesting. I wonder when all this mental health and other stuff that police now have to deal with came about, 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago? Logic dictates that if the police are expected to deal with more, then they need more manpower. I do not see why the government lack the mental capacity to grasp that. Where I live, every time I see a police officer (which isn't very often nowadays) they look stressed.
  12. In the 1980's at the nick I worked at was something like out of Ashes to Ashes. It was close to the wind sometimes and I never remember ever really dealing with social work/mental health issues where we didn't just ring social services or the health service and hand it straight over.
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  14. Indeed, here is the link you are looking for https://police.community/topic/6155-utility-belts/
  15. Nope! They did a half job safe in the knowledge there would be no repercussions.
  16. Will send you a PM in due course. Can I interest anyone else in helping out?
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  18. Totally and utterly incorrect , service police jurisdiction isn't limited to a geographic area
  19. They only have authority on Base. Nothing wrong with MajorDisasters comment
  20. Err, that is what the last sentence appertains to.
  21. She referred to him as a social hand grenade and described him as reckless so I'm not sure it is fair to say she is totally blind to his actions and the consequences of them. I'm not surprised two people who are divorced don't see eye to eye either.
  22. And in 1985 did the police have to do the same amount of safeguarding, mental health and paperwork?
  23. Froome was the last to leave the Velodrome - starting his 22.5km time trial at 16:04 BST Tour de France: 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of the final stage on the BBC Sport website. BBC Radio coverage from 16:30 BST on the website. Chris Froome effectively clinched his fourth Tour de France title after finishing third on the penultimate stage of the race in Marseille. Briton Froome finished six seconds behind stage winner Maciej Bodnar. The 32-year-old took time out of all his major yellow jersey rivals on a 22.5km individual time trial. The Team Sky rider will not have his lead attacked on Sunday's processional final stage into Paris and will win the race for the third successive year. Earlier in the day, the women's race - La Course by Le Tour - was won by Dutch cyclist Annmiek van Vleuten. In an unusual pursuit format, she managed to hold off a group of three riders that included Britain's Lizzie Deignan to ensure that she won both of the two stages of the race. Deignan outsprinted Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini to claim second. Desperate battle for a podium spot Froome might have extended his overnight lead from 23 to 54 seconds, but there was an almighty battle for the other two podium spots. French favourite Romain Bardet trailed Froome by 23 seconds overnight and Colombian Rigoberto Uran by 29 seconds. But Froome's Sky team-mate Mikel Landa had been in superb form during the Tour and, starting the time trial one minute 36 seconds behind the leader, went down the ramp knowing that a strong ride could see him claw his way into the top three. Uran got a corner wrong as he prepared to enter the Stade de Velodrome at the end of his ride and Bardet was almost caught by Froome after attacking too hard on the climb up to Notre Dame de la Grande. In the end, Bardet slipped to second, losing that spot to Uran, and clung onto a podium spot by the tightest of margins - finishing one second ahead of the unfortunate Landa. More to follow. View the full article
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  25. Except the RAF have a police force specifically for such tasks. So your sarky comment is unnecessary.
  26. @MajorDisaster. That's exactly the set up we have where I am. It's what I did since joining up to help out. I never ever just worked with just one shift or had any preferance to anyone at all. I was doubled up with whoever the Sgt said when I did my ten till two/three shift. I soon got to know how they worked and adapted to it. I remembered the good things that went well and also the things that could have gone better, (as you do). I did duty with everyone, and with traffic when they were single crewed at night. I even helped dog section on occasion when they wanted someone to hide up on a trading estate or wherever and play a burglar at night, it was a nice change. . I know that there is a huge difference in areas and stations and their respective requirements, and the bosses call it as they see best for their specials. I know I wouldn't have stayed long in the seventies if I could only have done night time work once a month and having to work with the same person/shift but that's just me. It could be twice a month admittedly if some were on a split shift the following weekend. (5-1)Personally I thought it was a good arrangement as I got to know every one in the station after six months or so and the different thinking. Rich.
  27. Hyphen you're so right. I think one of the major increases on police resources has been caused by the reduction and pressures in other services and their resources that police end up backfilling. It is having to fulfil the social worker, mental health nurse and other responsibilities when these services can't.
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