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"Nothing". Seriously? Nothing at all?

NOOOOOTTTTTTTHHHHHHIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGG! Although, I have heard that if you make a fuss of the fact you were a special in training school, you'll get shutdown pretty quickly. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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NOOOOOTTTTTTTHHHHHHIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGG! Although, I have heard that if you make a fuss of the fact you were a special in training school, you'll get shutdown pretty quickly. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

I think there's a difference between going into training school being the big "I am" about how you did x,y and z as a Special, and using your knowledge and experience constructively.

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The thing is, people in general tend to get frustrated at incompetence (or indeed perceived incompetence). Saying "he's learning" in any situation generally dissipates some of this frustration - in a policing context that can mean somebody remaining compliant for a little bit longer. I've said it before in this context for this exact reason. 

Why would you find it so embarrassing anyway? If the person you were dealing with flat out asked you how long you'd been in, would you have lied to them?

I agree, sometimes you have to.

Sometimes it's really quite obvious that the person is new anyway, especially if it gets to the point where you have to intrusively supervise what they are doing.  I've been doing the coached patrol stuff recently, and on a few occasions we've come across something they weren't taught and I didn't anticipate it happening so I didn't go through the paperwork before hand, so I've had to look over their shoulder and talk them through it.

I tend to do it with victims/witnesses only and in non-confrontational situations, but once or twice I've admitted that the person is new to defuse/prevent frustration etc.

If you don't want me to use the "Sorry, he's new" line, then do it competently :innocent:

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Just watched this and even as a new Special I found this really relatable. Within the first 30 seconds of the opening scenes I was nodding vigorously! I think that kid needs taken down a peg or two - if a tutor was at my desk asking how I felt it went then I sure as hell wouldn't be doing two things at once, it's just rude. Clearly has enthusiasm for the job though which is good.

Why is no one wearing hats though?!

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Just watched this and even as a new Special I found this really relatable. Within the first 30 seconds of the opening scenes I was nodding vigorously! I think that kid needs taken down a peg or two - if a tutor was at my desk asking how I felt it went then I sure as hell wouldn't be doing two things at once, it's just rude. Clearly has enthusiasm for the job though which is good.

Why is no one wearing hats though?!

From what I've seen and gathered is that they are all on response which I've found in my force don't wear hats(we should! but we dont). However, if your on public order/community events you always wear your hats. Thats how it goes in my force, and by the looks of it is how it happens in Lincolnshire.

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From what I've seen and gathered is that they are all on response which I've found in my force don't wear hats(we should! but we dont). However, if your on public order/community events you always wear your hats. Thats how it goes in my force, and by the looks of it is how it happens in Lincolnshire.

In Notts we don't get hats unless your an inspector (or so it seems) or PCSO and a custodian is a bit clumsy to keep in the footwell or on the dashboard.
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This says it all for me:

"When you first met me you thought I had the potentially to be a cocky..."
No, you are. The guy needs taking down a peg. This isn't a joke, this isn't something you can slip up on. His attitude throughout that feedback process was horrible, and if I'd been Andy I'd have taken Jack somewhere out of view of the camera and outlined why his behaviour's inappropriate. I don't think Andy was harsh in providing the feedback (if you've got a breath machine, use it), but Jack was argumentative twice from the outset and it's just not needed.

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What the hell is this lad's justification for search? You look a bit shifty? What?!?!?!?

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I started watching - but have switched off.  It is perhaps the single most cringeworthy documentary on the Police I have seen in some time.  Worst still, we're told they're the first new recruits in Lincolnshire for some time - so they were literally the pick of the crop.  I'm not sure what to say to that.  But one thing is for sure: it's a godawful programme.

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Aww I quite enjoy it. I'd like to think it was selective editing.

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That Jack really really needs a development/action plan, I would not be standing for his attitude or behaviour.  He gives us all a bad name.

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Gives credence to the notion that coppers were bullied at school...

He's not good at taking criticism unfortunately. He's too questioning of his tutor where he should be saying "yes, ok, I'll do better next time".

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Gives credence to the notion that coppers were bullied at school...

He's not good at taking criticism unfortunately. He's too questioning of his tutor where he should be saying "yes, ok, I'll do better next time".

I know I seen that and though well surprise surprise, I think he has joined for all the wrong reasons.

My tutor was very strict with me and pushed me quite hard. They would not have stood for his behaviour. 

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''This job wrecks you, wrecks your family''

 

Try not to be too positive!

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