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  1. Dutysheet app

    Do you have a suggestions box type thing? I'd love to be able to save my journeys for duties so I don't have to double check them every time. It's why I use the website for booking duties and booking off rather than the app.
  2. Seems fair, in the dim and distant past my father demanded I did some Motorway lessons after I passed my test. He refused to insure me until I did as he considered it a basic driving essential I had zero experience of.
  3. Advanced Driving

    My SC interview lasted nearly an hour and a half. Came out feeling like i'd been through the mill. Most people seem to have had 30 minutes and done. No roleplays though.
  4. Advanced Driving

    With my force being an SC doesn't improve your chances as much as people think. You're still required to go through the application process, you just happen to have a bit more of an idea what the police do. TBH It's worth it for the experience, and to see if you'd get on with it. I may apply to the regs, I may not. Have to see howI feel when the application process opens up.
  5. Advanced Driving

    Yeah, every force is a little bit different. Our regs are tied up heavily with ongoing long term protests at a particular site. So they're stretched thin. SCs are being used to fill gaps where possible. I'm about 65% through my PDP, in 3 months of activity. Need toto hit it a bit harder, but as I'm not allowed to go out with RPU, do custody or in fact anything but IR and set events it's going to be difficult.
  6. Advanced Driving

    Northern force, and I work the drug death capital of Britain. So as busy as you're going to expect it to be. Patch I work on is fairly varied as I don't work the central area except events. I'm told the people doing that area walk everywhere, while those on my patch get driven for the most part. Though the reg SGTs keep asking me if I'm IP and have my A-B as they're that level of busy.
  7. Advanced Driving

    TBH it won't make a huge difference if your force policy is that specials walk or go double crew. Most SCs I hear about use their boots more than a car key, but in our force they like us to do LOTS of IR rather than just working events. The Reg Supervision likes a double crew in a van if they can get it.
  8. Advanced Driving

    In my force driving is only allowed after completing IPS. It' ls not easy to get either, I know of one guy who has been a couple of years waiting. However they're desperately short of D1 licence holders (both SC and regular), so I'm told that bumps you up the list quite quickly. I'm told to make my SCI aware I have it as soon as I'm either near the end of my PDP with only a couple of things to sign off, or as soon as I finish it.
  9. You will however howl that what a copper does is unlawful, or wrong, or just not right. What we need to do with these people is long, boring custodial sentences. We also need to be able to chase them regardless, with an agreement on paper that they can still be pursued if they take their lids off. We also need to be able to stinger them, or just swipe them off with a baton strike if we feel confident in doing. All without having to worry that PSD or the IPCC won't hang us out on to dry.
  10. It's really easy to say "Something Must Be Done", but it's less easy to find something isn't it?
  11. They can get away from cars fairly easily, and on foot I'd just have to get out of the way. Knocking them off with a baton will be considered misuse of force, as will PAVA spray. There is literally NOTHING we can do to stop them either while stealing the 'ped, stealing things while ON the ped, or using their peds to get away from crime. All we can do is hope they crash without seriously injuring themselves or others. I've ridden a ped, they're not fast, but in an urban environment I rate their chances for getting away.
  12. I'm kind of expecting this to go a bit more national. Not looking forward to explaining to someone that we're not allowed to baton someone off their stolen moped.
  13. vehicle asb driver not identified

    Fair point, mate has confirmed the car. So mate can reconfirm it's the same car. Then we can double down on the S172.
  14. vehicle asb driver not identified

    Keeper confirmed it was the same car. Keeper says he wasn't driving. Keeper refuses to identify who was driving. S172 seems complete to me. If he'd said he was driving, or identified the driver I'd go down the S59 route. As he refuses he'd get charged as RTA S172 for refusing to identify who the driver is.