Sapor62

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  1. Advanced Driving

    Just to confirm, are you already a Police Officer or are you training to become a Police Officer? If you are in training you are not yet a Police Officer... 1) It's already difficult to get driving courses due to budget cuts since 2010 and lack of trainers, holding a manual license won't put you any further in the que as all Police Drivers must hold a manual license, so you're in the same boat as everyone else. It's also very unlikely you will get a driving course straight after training, most officers wait years, depending on force applied for. Met Police officers sometimes wait upwards of 6/7 years and that's regular police officers, not specials (This is for a response course - blue lights and sirens) 2) You won't be able to put any of your medical knowledge to use and will not be authorised to carry any extra equipment and if you did you could potentially be walking down a misconduct route, nearly all forces in the UK require you to undergo rigorous internal police medic training before you're allowed to carry medical items, the police medic course is one of the hardest courses to pass and has a massive failure rate as it is so demanding. 3) Driving courses carry over departments, if you're a response driver on response team you'll also remain one at traffic providing you have completed your refresher training. 4) Specials must complete IPS (Independent Patrol Status) before they can patrol alone, this can take anywhere from a few months to a couple of years, it all depends how much you put into it - driving courses are not part of initial training.
  2. Caution

    I've locked this topic as you don't have an active recruitment pass, I'm happy to answer your original question based on your caution but I feel by leaving this topic open we could delve further into recruitment queries and away from the original question at hand.
  3. Caution

    It doesn't matter if you remove it, the police will still see it when you go through vetting, you'll have to declare it just like anything else whether it's written off or not.
  4. There are a substantial amount of MSC Response drivers, there are even MSC Officers trained to an Advanced Level and maybe 5 or 6 who are also TPAC. There are hundreds of Basic Drivers in the MSC, the information provided is grossly out of date. Just go onto DS and under Directory put in one of the traffic garages and you'll nearly all of the MSC there are basic, a lot of them Response and some are Advanced or TPAC. The ban has been lifted on Specials doing driving courses, but no funding has been allocated as of yet for Borough based units, some funding has been made available for MSC on "Specialist" units like Traffic, SO, etc and it makes sense they get them first as they're likely to use the skill more than a borough officer.
  5. insured or not

    This topic has been locked as it was off topic from the original debate, the thread looks very untidy and user(s) are digging/insulting each other.
  6. Asp's

    Do you also wear a cape and use a Police Call Box/Whistle instead of a PR?
  7. FMOTL and such

    Any advice on a specific area of law is from either currently-serving UK police officers, and is offered to the best of their ability, or from members of the public who are perhaps aspiring to be serving police officers and may not hold the necessary level of knowledge to provide such assistance or by any other member who may offer their opinion. Either way such advice can only be treated as an opinion and nothing more. Members should look for the Verified Members Badge that appears on the posters name as advice from members holding this badge are verified police employees. The information is based on their own individual experiences, expertise and training. It is stressed, however, that if any information or advice found in these forums is used by any person or organisation, then the respective police officer(s) and staff can not and will not take any responsibility for any outcome in any investigation in a criminal or civil enquiry. Any advice or opinion offered is to the best of the individuals knowledge and ability based on the information you have supplied, and we will stress that we will never be knowingly misleading or untruthful in content. [*]Please note, we do not offer advice or assistance in order to avoid penalties that you have incurred or maybe pending. [*]Such requests are deemed to be of an Operational nature and against our main Forum Rules. [*]You should always seek Legal Advice from a Qualified Solicitor in the event of any impending prosecutions or other involved legal matter. Administration Team Police Specials
  8. i said what?

    Thread has been locked as despite my request for you to all get back on topic you haven't and instead want to argue over whether something is statute or not. This thread was not started with that question in mind and this thread now just looks messy and doesn't make much sense if you haven't been following it from the start.
  9. i said what?

    I urge the contributors of this thread to get back on topic and to resist from discussing other subject matters, this thread is becoming messy and hard to follow.
  10. offensive weapon or not

    This thread has gone grossly off topic, has been completely discussed to its limits and serves no purpose to be discussed any further. There are indirect comments of violence towards other forum members and insults being used. This topic has been locked and no further replies can be made.
  11. who says whats the law and what isnt

    This topic has been locked for various reasons: A) It has gone majorly off topic from the original post. B) PS.Com discourages discussing personal matters relating to prosecutions or complaints. C) I feel this thread is going to spiral out of control and/or cause offence to members.
  12. who says whats the law and what isnt

    Discretion is a wonderful tool, as is being reasonable. For instance, If I see a father with his young daughter cycling down an empty pavement I probably wouldn't ask them to cycle on the road as it's probably safer for them on the pavement and realistically a little girl and her dad aren't gonna do much damage cycling at 2MPH. The problems occur when the local Deliveroo guy is cycling at 30MPH down a busy main pavement on his super tricked up road bike... That's clearly dangerous and he'd be told to cycle on the road. You have to weigh up Pro's and Cons and Public Interest, if littering is a problem in my ward I will punish littering more severely than if it weren't. I know officers who move on homeless people begging, I don't - infact I don't think I ever have, unless they're being aggressive I see no problem in them asking for help, people set up JustGiving pages asking for free money all the time! Is it worth my time, is it that big of a deal, do the public care? All things to take into consideration.
  13. who says whats the law and what isnt

    Any advice on a specific area of law is from either currently-serving UK police officers, and is offered to the best of their ability, or from members of the public who are perhaps aspiring to be serving police officers and may not hold the necessary level of knowledge to provide such assistance or by any other member who may offer their opinion. Either way such advice can only be treated as an opinion and nothing more. Members should look for the Verified Members Badge that appears on the posters name as advice from members holding this badge are verified police employees. The information is based on their own individual experiences, expertise and training. It is stressed, however, that if any information or advice found in these forums is used by any person or organisation, then the respective police officer(s) and staff can not and will not take any responsibility for any outcome in any investigation in a criminal or civil enquiry. Any advice or opinion offered is to the best of the individuals knowledge and ability based on the information you have supplied, and we will stress that we will never be knowingly misleading or untruthful in content. [*]Please note, we do not offer advice or assistance in order to avoid penalties that you have incurred or maybe pending. [*]Such requests are deemed to be of an Operational nature and against our main Forum Rules. [*]You should always seek Legal Advice from a Qualified Solicitor in the event of any impending prosecutions or other involved legal matter. Administration Team Police Specials
  14. Pub banning entry to Sky/BT

    That's not a moral offence, it's a criminal offence.
  15. Pub banning entry to Sky/BT

    Although not a criminal offence, lack of good beer is a very serious moral offence. Unless they have decent Bitter or Pale Ale I'm not interested.