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carmow

PSV to Special or not?

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carmow

2 Questions in 1 really. I am a vetted operational PSV acting as an Area Coordinator for Community Speed Watch, responsible for training the teams of volunteers in the use of HHR and the principals of how CSW works. 

My questions are these:

At 50 years old is it a good idea to join the specials, working on the theory I am now 'worldly wise' and still fit enough?

And .... From being Vetted as a PSV is there anything extra that would need to be completed vetting wise to move up to being a Special?

Could be an interesting percentage of yes and no...

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Pathca

I went the other way!  I would say go for it. I would point out from the start that you won't leave the CSV unless you get in the Specials then you don't end up with nothing. My vetting was pretty comprehensive as far as I remember the same as a Specials 

l think if you don't do it now while you can you will end up with 'what ifs'

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Indiana Jones

RV would be the minimum required for both roles, but your force might also do CTC for SCs.

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Buck

Not all PSVs get RV, some of ours only get NPPV up the level they need, depends on the role...

@carmow age is just a number, some of my best colleagues are older than you and add values in ways that younger officers can't even begin to... i would say go for it if you want to!

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Pathca

I think volunteering varies a lot from area to area and so will the vetting required. When I started we were appointed as volunteers then given a role, now in my constabulary area you apply for a role. I know when we do role play for student officers a vast range of people attend, some aren't even 'official ' volunteers 

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carmow

Thanks for the advise gang. From what you are saying Pathca, it's almost a case of keeping stumb about wanting to move to the specials from PSV so as to not put peoples noses out of joint. 

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blakey

Hello.

i was a PSV and a special,

PSV with the met and BTP, before i joined as a special, the vetting was not any quicker, the only benfits i got from gonig from PSV to special, i knew how to work the system, also was first one in to hendon as i was vetted and had my PSV ID

 

My mets vetting was Recruitment plus CTC (Volunteer and special)

BTP was NPPV Level 2

 

Depends what you want to do, can you pass the Fitness test ??? are you looking for admin role ?

 

what force are you looking to join

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