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Vetting advice required.
Trippy * posted a topic in General Policing DiscussionsHi everyone, Apologies if this is posted in the wrong place but I'm a newbie to the forum. I'd be grateful if anyone could offer me some guidance on a vetting matter. In 2015, I was suffering a mental health crisis. My father had just had a suicide attempt and I felt suicidal myself. I was in bits for lack of a better word. Stupidly, I decided at the time it was wise to steal a trolley of shopping from Asda. I had no money due to being on benefits because of my mental health and I was essentially desperate to feed myself, not thinking clearly or wisely. I was caught and received a Community Resolution Order. I haven't had any dealings with the police since then and my criminal record is clear apart from said incident. As its a dishonesty offence, would this preclude me from joining and passing vetting or could mitigating circumstances be considered? Thanks, Trippy
Thousands of police officers and staff 'not properly vetted'
Fedster + posted a topic in UK Policing NewsThousands of police officers and civilian staff have never undergone stricter criminal record and background checks, despite the fact that they were introduced in 2006, the BBC has found. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47073883
Reina1901 * posted a topic in UK Policing Newshi there Anyone knows what the vetting process requires? I mean what they check except criminal records, I am wondering if we are allowed to be on a dating website.
Watchdog to get role in vetting chief officer job applicants
Fedster + posted a topic in Police Oracle FeaturesPCCs or chief constables will be able to consult Independent Office for Police Conduct. Chief superintendents looking for promotion could have their disciplinary records checked The IOPC is to gain a role in vetting candidates for chief officer posts. The watchdog, formerly known as the IPCC, is one of the bodies, alongside professional standards departments and chief constables which can be consulted for details of an applicant’s disciplinary record. Its new involvement has been revealed in a College of Policing guidance document on appointments. Although candidates are expected to declare any issues when they apply for a position, the recruiter may also now contact the watchdog. The new IOPC facility will be available later this year after the organisation has ironed out all logistical, policy and legal issues with the process. It will remain the responsibility of the PCC or chief constable, depending on the role, to decide if any disciplinary issued make the person unsuitable for a job. The document states that the decision-maker should take into account the disciplinary issue’s impact on the “force, region and community”. A spokesman for the IOPC said: “We agree we have a part to play alongside police forces in sharing information that could be considered pertinent in the appointment of potential chief officers. “We need to be able to take fair and consistent decisions about what we provide in response to such requests and are putting in place a process to achieve this.” In April 2016 Dawn Copley lasted 24-hours as acting chief constable of South Yorkshire Police after it emerged she faced an investigation into her conduct. PCC Alan Billings said she had told him she was under investigation but she nevertheless stepped aside following adverse publicity. Other measures in the document include guidance on recruiting chiefs from overseas forces and from fire and rescue services under joint governance arrangements. Louise Meade, from the College of Policing, said: "We recognise that chief officer roles are incredibly demanding so we have developed new guidance to ensure the best and most talented individuals apply, and the most suitable candidates are appointed." View On Police Oracle
Social Media Vetting
PoliceHopeful posted a topic in General Policing DiscussionsHi, If you're applying for the police should you have social media accounts? I have heard its best to close them down but unsure if this is true? Thanks
Being re-vetted every X years
TheCu posted a topic in General Policing DiscussionsSo for any Officer role you are re-vetted every X amount of years. In my Force it is every 5 years. Question is, what happens if you fail? Specifically, for the case where it isn't your fault e.g. family members. Surely it's unfair to be blamed for someone else's actions.