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  1. Thanks for that. I figured as much at the time but just wanted to double check.
  2. Recently I took a statement for a lady who had been receiving some fairly nasty threats over Facebook messenger. I included all points to prove for TTK but was unsure about ADVOKATE on the end. My reason for confusion is as such; ADVOKATE are identification principles included at the end of a statement as a way to ID an offender. But if the offender is ID'd by their facebook profile and is known to the victim through an online connection does it need to be done? I must admit I didn't include it, although it would have been more sensible to play it safe and put it in any way.
  3. Honestly, what kind of a slow news day must the Sun be having to report on this? And those witness accounts? I'm 99% sure they're just the journalists making stuff up.
  4. We have something similar in TVP, and it's an absolute life saver - literally.
  5. Congratulations! Knocked down two birds with one stone - first and first arrest. Top job!
  6. In at the deep, excellent! A few officer safety things for Night time economy patrols: Never go off on your own - you will likely be assigned a mentor PC, stick to them like glue. When dealing with an incident, face your colleague dealing with the other involved party. This can be a bit tricky, but try and pull your involved's attention away from the other so you're facing your colleague. Don't be afraid to call for assistance. It can be daunting asking for help on the radio, but don't risk you or your colleagues safety by not asking for support. Not really officer safety related, but make sure you've had a decent amount of food to eat. These shifts are draining as anything and you may not get a proper chance to eat until you get home. Make sure you have your pockets filled with gloves as well - there tends to be a lot of blood on these shifts, a bit of sanitising hand gel is also a good idea. And of course, enjoy it! Let us know how it goes
  7. At least a double dozen for that manoeuvre!
  8. Ahh, so that explains the amount of poor drivers on our roads...
  9. I don't really see an issue with them keeping that amount of money. Relative to the amount given it's fairly small, and ultimately they're a business, they have upkeep costs. I've given to the page and I have no issue with it. Much ado about nothing.
  10. Personal motivation and interest is a key factor in this. You could put on a huge range of activities and still only get Specials doing what they were before. Knowing what to arrange is very tricky, but I think trial and error is the only way to know. Every 5 weeks we run a warrant crack down to try and get the pages and pages of outstanding suspects down. This generally has a good turnout and furthers regulars investigations which helps improve the relationship. Traffic operations are also generally quite popular, targeting drivers with phones; speeding; no insurance etc etc The one thing I might suggest is when Policing large events with Specials, try to avoid putting them as prisoner handling. Previously, I attended (along with 5 or 6 other Specials) a large community event and spent the whole 8 hours on prisoner transport.. can't say I was best pleased, even if I did get to put my new driving ticket to use.
  11. This seems to push the boundaries of implied consent too far for it to cover Dave. The fact that Sid is drunk doesn't technically matter (voluntary intoxication and all that), but without being able to string together a sentence he cannot give consent unless it's in a written form. In terms of your wife taking your car. You will know whether or not she has a licence, is a named driver and the car is all in order so it's a slightly different scenario. Implied consent would also apply to it. Whilst you should know that regarding a son, if you've got 12 pints of goodness in you, I'd guess you wouldn't even think about it.
  12. Section 50's are a good tool in your kit. However, they are very much determined by what local orders are in place eg. Public Spaces Protection - to prevent antisocial behaviour.. whatever that is. If there was an order against drinking along the canal, then alcohol can't be consumed there, simple as. It becomes an offence so they are required to provide name and address if the PCSO requests it, or they can just leave (having surrendered their alcohol - though I think may be a point stipulated in local orders). As for the homeless individual, the PCSO could have construed this to be begging, which, again may have a local order to prevent it. As such, the above applies again, minus the alcohol of course. Personally, I've not used a section 50 - ever - and I know that many colleagues are the same. To be honest, in both scenarios I would have just left the men alone, rather than antagonising them. Of course, if they were doing anything particularly out of order, then that may change things. My opinion is that section 50s are very much a PCSO 'power' to give them some kind of authority to request details from a person. Please feel free to correct me if anything is wrong, I'm not best clued up about section 50s.
  13. From what I can gather, the point of the exercise was to gain said intel. Presumably they didn't have it before.
  14. Khan only cares about the Met, he couldn't care less about any other force. So, the government is essentially saying, 'You give us more money, and we'll give you more money'.. I'm not entirely sure about that one, seems a bit dodgy to me.