Jump to content
Notice Board
  • To post a recruitment query in the "Recruitment Areas" or in the "Force Specific Areas" you will require a Recruitment Pass or a Membership Package. Click HERE to read more.
  • Great Deals

Disable-Adblock.png

We have detected that your browser is using AdBlock

Police Community is a not for profit organisation and advertising revenue is key to our continued viability.

Please disable your AdBlocker on our site in order to continue using it.
This message will disappear once AdBlock has been disabled.

Thank you for your support - we appreciate it !

If you feel you are getting this message in error please email support@policecommunity.co.uk

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'emergency'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • News
    • UK Policing News
    • Police Oracle Features
    • Real World News
    • Foreign Policing News
  • General Policing
    • General Policing Discussions
    • Police Officer & Special Constable Recruitment
    • Specific Interest
    • Force Specific Communities
    • Scenario City
    • Tackleberry
  • Verified Members
    • In The Job
  • VIP Members
    • The VIP Executive Lounge
    • The Think Tank
    • Downloads Library
  • Resource Centre
    • Download Library
    • It's The Law
    • What I Did On Duty - Discussions
    • Info Library
  • Police Videos & TV Shows
    • Clips
    • TV Programmes
  • Policing Family
    • PCSO
    • Police Staff
    • Police Volunteers
    • Policing Outside the UK
    • Other Organisations
  • Off Duty
    • The Back Yard
    • The Locker Room
    • The Other Half!
    • Marketplace
    • Clubs, Groups and Teams
    • Game Zone
    • Competitions
  • Police Community Forum Help & Support
    • Guests Click Here

Blogs

  • Police Community News
  • What I Did on Duty... Finally
  • jamieMET - "What I Did On Duty" East London Borough
  • Major Disaster at large
  • Following the Thin Blue Road
  • Hire Professional Business Attorneys from Renowned Law Firm of Kansas City
  • Tempo's Special Blog
  • Becoming a PC - My Blog
  • ForceHQ
  • HPE - What I Did on Duty
  • Newb special on response
  • Policing Version 2015
  • What duties may have occurred...
  • What I Did on Duty? Otee
  • Will - What I did on duty
  • A Probie's Diary
  • The View From The Lateshift
  • DB11's Duties
  • doc4eva
  • Ride-alongs
  • Free access to PNLD
  • Fun with Animals while on Patrol
  • IPLDP (Training for the regs!)
  • Becoming a Special
  • Beat Bobby
  • A hypothetical Day in the life...
  • From Barmaid to Rookie - Recruitment & Training
  • Happy Valley PCSO Blog

Product Groups

  • Membership Plans
  • Site Access Services
  • Forum Services

Categories

  • General Public Downloads
    • Specials Impact Magazine
    • Volunteering Matters Magazine
    • Police Community Artwork
  • Resource Library
    • Forms
    • Guides
    • Useful Information
    • Userbar Library

Categories

  • Special Constables
    • Recruitment
  • Police Officer
    • Recruitment
  • Competency Framework
  • Policing Professional Framework (PPF)

Calendars

There are no results to display.


Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Found 2 results

  1. Seven police forces in England have given company cars with blue lights and sirens to civilian staff not trained to use them, the BBC has learned. Finance, HR and IT directors were among nine senior staff given vehicles. One tax expert said the recipients could save thousands of pounds each year as emergency vehicles are treated differently by HM Revenue and Customs. The forces said the vehicles were part of their wider fleet, and denied they were provided for tax reasons. BBC News sent Freedom of Information requests to all 45 UK forces, asking them if they had provided civilian staff with cars fitted with emergency response equipment, and received responses from all. 'Not qualified'The seven forces which said they had were Devon and Cornwall, Merseyside, Humberside, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Avon and Somerset, and Greater Manchester Police. The main recipients were finance directors, although human resources and IT directors have also benefitted. In addition, West Mercia and Warwickshire Police said they used to jointly pay for a car for a "director of enabling services", but no longer did so. None of the vehicles had been used in an emergency, and the drivers of the vehicles were not qualified to use them in such circumstances. South Yorkshire and Humberside Police were the only forces to say they provided two senior civilian staff with vehicles. In a statement to the BBC, South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings said the scheme pre-dated the appointment of police and crime commissioners. "Even so, I am disappointed that I was not made aware of it. I have asked the chief constable to review the policy and I understand that the equipment has now been disconnected, pending removal from the vehicles." Responses by forceThe BBC sent Freedom of Information requests to all 45 police forces in the UK. All responded. Seven forces said they had provided cars for the following civilian personnel: Devon and Cornwall - Head of roads policing unit Greater Manchester Police - Assistant chief officer Humberside (two cars) - Assistant chief officer of HR; Assistant chief officer support Merseyside - Director of finance West Yorkshire - Director of finance and business Avon and Somerset - Chief financial officer South Yorkshire (two cars) - Director of finance; Director of IT In addition, West Mercia and Warwickshire forces said they previously provided a joint vehicle to a director of enabling Services. Humberside Police said one of the vehicles was made available for driver training on a regular basis, while the other supplemented the force's fleet and could be used for special events or royal visits.The forces all denied the arrangements were part of efforts to reduce their tax bills. But a report earlier this year from the College of Policing found many police officers felt "a culture of entitlement" existed at senior levels within forces. A focus group spoke of "staff at chief officer rank being provided with executive cars fitted with emergency equipment", such as blue lights and sirens.This was despite the fact they would not have been trained or authorised to use the vehicle, and was "apparently motivated by the advantageous tax treatment available for emergency vehicles," officers in the focus group said. Laura Hutchinson, a director at tax specialists Forbes Dawson, said any potential tax saving would depend on the cost of the vehicle and its CO2 emissions. 'Tax break'For example, a BMW 5 series saloon costing £30,000 would incur a taxable benefit charge of more than £2,200 for someone paying the 40% tax rate. However, this fee would not apply if HMRC was satisfied that the vehicle was used for emergency purposes. "It is clear that the vehicle does not have to be a marked car, which may make this an attractive route to providing tax-free benefits where the rules were not intended to apply," said Ms Hutchinson. Earlier this week, officers in the West Midlands complained that their siren-less vehicles were hampering efforts to catch criminals. In 2011, a BMW fitted with emergency response equipment - covert blue lights and a two-tone siren - was stolen from outside the home of the force's former finance director. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34142499
  2. adrian.middleton

    Emergency Button Use - Examples please

    Hi all. I'm curious about how and when the police Emergency Assistance buttons are used. What kind of situations may call for it? And I'm assuming that in terms of response teams / patrols, they are normally done in pairs, so I'm guessing use of the button would mean something pretty hairy right?

About us

Police Community was originally founded in 2014 by two serving Police Officers.

In 2016 it was incorporated as a limited company called RAW Digital Media Limited and then purchased 3 other forums; Police Specials, UK Police Online and Police UK to form the largest policing discussion forum network in the UK.

Get in touch

  • 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU
  • contact@rawdigitalmedia.co.uk
  • 0844 357 0111
  • Forums In Our Group - Police.Community - UKPoliceOnline.CO.UK - PoliceSpecials.COM - PoliceUK.COM

Twitter

Facebook

    Meet The Team

  • Chief Bakes
    Chief Bakes Management
  • Chief Rat
    Chief Rat Management
  • Chief Cheetah
    Chief Cheetah Management
  • Rocket
    Rocket Global Moderators
  • David
    David Global Moderators
  • Fedster
    Fedster Global Moderators
  • Devil
    Devil Global Moderators
  • MindTheGap
    MindTheGap Global Moderators
  • Sir Penguin
    Sir Penguin Global Moderators
  • Remmy
    Remmy Global Moderators
  • Techie1
    Techie1 Global Moderators
×