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Chief Bakes posted a file in General Public Downloads
30 downloadsThe national survey was commissioned by Chief Constable Dave Jones, the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s business lead for Citizens in Policing, working with the national Citizens in Policing Community of Practice. The Community of Practice was formed in June 2014 drawing together over 25 key stakeholders, including the College of Policing, Home Office, Association of Special Constabulary Chief Officers, National Police Chief’s Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, Neighbourhood Watch, and force and volunteering expertise. Download the full report.
So besides me signing up for Community Speedwatch, I also signed up to take part in Studentwatch. As its another PSV role I made sure I double checked I was allowed to do both roles, and I got a reply that it was fine. A few days ago I got a reply about Studentwatch and my application was successful! I will do this PSV role with many fellow college students and luckily meetings etc will be during college time. Wondering if anyone knows the type of things we may get up to?
Since this area is a little quiet, I thought I would add my little adventure on my process of becoming a Police Support Volunteer. I had shown previous interest in the Police service as a Special in 2005 and a PCSO in 2007/2008, the first two times I failed miserably at the interview stages. The third time however the interview could not have gone more smoothly, pending vetting and medical I was already given a start date for training and what area I would likely be assigned to (Was actually exactly where I lived). Unfortunately the "nature of the beast" that vetting is I failed and as per regulations was not told why. I wrote a letter to the constabulary possibly to the Chief Constable asking not for the reason but when should I apply again to ensure that vetting would be passable or would it be an indefinite no. I recieved a letter a few weeks later stating that I would be eligible to reapply after 2012. Fast forward a few years.. I went to visit my parents in Christmas 2013 and went shopping to Sainsburys with my father. Lancashire Constabulary had placed a wrecked car in the car park showing how drinking and driving affects lives especially over the Christmas period. At this time I am currently doing a Masters Degree at UCLan in Archaeology and thought that volunteering would be a good start to get some experience in the police service. Not feeling so confident that I would get through the specials selection, even though my life and military experience has changed me since my initial attempts I looked for another way to volunteer. I discovered PSV roles which in all honesty I had never heard of before. I do some further research, get in contact with HR and I am advised to send application forms... To be continued...