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  1. I assume that the Lancashire officers are familiar with the case of Andrew Blades, one of your officers who has lost his job following a manoeuvre with a vehicle that resulted in a minor damage only collision according to news reports. If not, see here:- https://www.policespecials.com/forum/index.php/topic/150876-mp-slams-scandal-of-special-convicted-of-dangerous-driving/#entry2683796 I see the media is reporting that his case is being raised at various levels of government, including with the Director of Public Prosecutions. My question is, do you know of anything being done to help him and challenge the madness that has happened regarding this offence?
  2. Disciplinaries

    I have recieved my vetting forms for becoming a new PC. It is asking about past disciplinaries at my current/previous jobs for the last 10 years, does anyone know if having disciplinaries at a previous job will effect me being taken on as a PC? Would appreciate any advise. Thanks
  3. A cautionary tale

    I'll start by saying I'm not looking for advice, this is my story of how I was forced out of the police over something I eye as rather silly, and something I know people do all the time. Be aware, the federation seem like they aren't always as much help as they should be. Let's go back a few months, I've moved a long way from friends and family to pursue the career of my dreams. I'm 6 months into my probation with a police force. After serving 8 years as a special in my local force I had a fair idea what to expect, however this force at the other end of the world did seem to do a lot differently. Nothing too surprising though. I'd made some friends but as normal in the first 6 months I was getting moved from pillar to post every few weeks on attachments etc. I had met one person there I liked very much romantically however we ended up as just friends. I was living in a one bedroom flat on my own so thought I'd give Internet dating a go. Now... I've seen stories like this http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/exclusive-the-dirty-cop-650962 And although I certainly didn't intend to go on a "sleazy swingers website" I remembered what we had been told in training by psd, and made the decision to use a false name and to say my job was a recruitment consultant, at least at first, until I thought I'd got to know someone. I was in my probation so didn't want any hassle or any chance of getting in trouble. An Internet search with my real name makes it quite obvious I was a police officer. I ended up chatting to a few people, exchanged phone numbers with a few to text and looking back what caused the problems was probably swapping my email address with someone. However, I never did find out what the real cause was. Forwards to a Saturday afternoon. As I'm getting in the shower I hear my next door neighbours intercom buzzer going a few times. I'm basically naked with some loud music on (I like some tunes on while I shower!) but I thought nothing of it, had my shower, got out and there's this banging coming from the communal entrance area. Then my intercom buzzer goes. At the time I thought it might have been the landlord of the flats trying to get in and maybe forgot their keys. I throw some clothes on and go down and open the door. This is when my life fell to bits. Stood there is a DI from psd, along with my fed rep, my inspector and 2 strangers in civvies. The DI asks to come in, but days if I don't let him in he'll be staying me and coming in sec 32 anyway. Well, I'm racking my brain at this point as to what I've done wrong! Nothing I thought so keen to cooperate like a good little probationer (and checking with my feed rep first) I let this crowd into my little flat. I'd actually been diagnosed with depression a few weeks before and had already been engaging well with the welfare team and my gp but I could feel myself slipping deeper already. All I ever wanted to do was be a good cop, and miles away from my old colleagues, friends and family I had a strange DI telling me that I wasn't. We got inside and this DI then cautioned me and told me he was investigation an offence of misconduct in public office, and that he wanted my Mobile phone, laptop and any other device that could access the Internet. If I didn't give them to him again he would seize them section 19 pace and if I asked him to leave before he could do that he would arrest me. I looked at my fed rep. The advice was to give him the stuff and keep quiet. He got the stuff, searched my flat for any more stuff then left, leaving me with my feed rep and inspector. I told them the whole story. They couldn't believe it and thought there must be more to it. I'm sure plenty of you reading this think there must be more to it! Sorry to disappoint you! Anyway, the Monday came and I went into the fed office as arranged to be formally suspended from duty. Embarrassing and I thought needless. Horrible experience. I still couldn't work out what I'd done wrong. Chatted with the fed appointed solicitor. He was pretty amazed, he had all the information from psd on my reg notice, again couldn't see any misconduct let alone criminal offences. The decision was to give psd an early interview, cooperate completely and show them I had nothing to hide. Being interviewed under caution formally on tape is horrible. However, I told them everything. Gave them my reasons behind what I did, explained everything, hey I thought, I've done nothing wrong the sooner they see the sooner I can get back to work. Days went by. Weeks went by. They dragged my friends into interviews. They told a female friend I was a "danger to women" and advised her that as I once did some painting work at hers that she should change her locks! I lost friends, they didn't believe there was no more to this. I became more depressed. The fed started out saying things like "we can't see what you've done wrong" but slowly their tune started to change. They wouldn't tell me why but they started getting very concerned about saving my job. I got very depressed, ended up having hallucinations about that day they turned up at my house. Ended up finding myself miles from home with nothing on my feet being taken in a police car to hospital for a mental health assessment. I decided since I was suspended anyway I'd return to my home town and see friends and family. Former colleagues from when I was a special. After a week or so, around 5 weeks after all this started I get a knock on the door very early one morning. Unexpectedly it's my fed rep and my welfare contact. The first thought was they'd come to give me my warrant card back and tell me to be at work tomorrow. Then I saw the look on their faces. I was very tired, very hungover (not great on antidepressants I know but sometimes these things happen) They came in, I put the kettle on. My fed rep told me they couldn't save my job and they had come for my resignation. My fed rep couldn't really tell me why but told me that under no circumstances would I be keeping my job and that I needed to resign, it would look better for my future and they weren't going anywhere without my forms signed. Stupidly I think, on that advice, I resigned. I STILL don't know what I did wrong. I still think somewhere along the line something I don't know anything about has happened. I know a lot of people on this site are young in service in the regulars, like I was with a few years of service (and commendations etc....) as a special. Don't let this happen to you. I still don't know why it happened to me. It's caused me no end of financial trouble, heartache, serious depression, just be careful. I wish you all the best, Dazednconfused
  4. Thought there was a topic on this already but not been able to find it.
  5. Policeman who answered £2m jewellery heist in Edinburgh rapped by chiefs for failing to cancel appointment first THE officer, who responded to the robbery at Hamilton and Inches in Edinburgh, was given a dressing down by his superintendent for failing to cancel a pre-arranged meeting with a complainer. A POLICEMAN who responded to ­Scotland’s biggest jewellery heist was given a dressing down by his bosses for failing to cancel an appointment first. The officer is believed to have been one of the first on the scene of the £2million armed robbery at Hamilton and Inches in Edinburgh on Friday. But instead of being praised for his actions, he was given a dressing down by his ­superintendent for failing to cancel a pre-arranged meeting with a complainer on another case. A source said: “It’s the talk of the stations. “No one can believe he was in trouble for responding to a robbery report and didn’t manage to cancel an appointment on the way there.” The uniformed officer and his working partner are understood to have been driving the “diary car” – a vehicle reserved for appointments with complainers of crime. They were on their way to a meeting when calls came over the radio that a gang of men armed with hammers, machetes and axes were raiding the shop in George Street. The control room then refused his plea to cancel the appointment. The source said: “They were ­probably the closest car there so they did their job and radioed in. “One of the cops told controllers he had an appointment and could they cancel for him. He was told to do it himself. “But in the rush to get to the shop and in the aftermath he didn’t get a chance to do it. “We’ve heard he was given a severe reprimand by his superintendent.” The incident has highlighted unhappiness by officers about bureaucracy within Police Scotland. The source added: “Cops have been told if they’re going to miss ­appointments, they have to phone the complainer. It’s a complete joke.” Another police source said: “Control are no longer there to support us. “Once the scale of the robbery became known and the sheer violent nature of it, the fact they’ve been given a row is just incredible. “And they wonder why morale is so low within the rank and file.” A spokeswoman for Police ­Scotland last night said the matter would be looked into. One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries following the raid, in which staff were rounded up as the gang smashed up the store and grabbed handfuls of jewellery. The hunt for the four men has turned to England after it emerged the white BMW used as a getaway car and found half a mile away was stolen from the Liverpool area. Source: Daily Record You couldn't make it up!!
  6. I saw this reported on the BBC website earlier but oddly it seems to have disappeared. :new_hmmm:
  7. A link to the full report is here.
  8. Hi Wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar and able to help me rectify a situation. I applied to be a special in 2011 and was successful in all areas. In March 2012 I was offered a place on a training course which I had to decline due to being pregnant and the course was postponed as a result. In the meantime I changed jobs and notified HR. No questions were asked other than my job role and company I would be working for. After having my baby last year I was told to contact the police with regards to a start date. As the hours of my new role conflicted with the training course it was decided to complete the training while I was on maternity leave, so I joined a training course when my baby was 3 months old. It came to our attention on the first day that holding a personal alcohol licence (not being the DPS) may be a conflict with the role, at which point I made my trainers aware that as part of my role in my paid work I would require a licence once returning from maternity leave. This point was left with the trainers, who after speaking to HR requested my job description, in order to see what capacity my licence would be used, as well as a detailed letter outlining specifically why I need a licence. This was past to my trainers to forward on the first evening of the course. Throughout the course I asked my trainers for updates who at first said that they'd heard nothing, then informed me that it was at the discretion of the Special Chief Constable and I would be contacted directly with an update. I assumed as the Chief Officer would be busy that the delay in response would be perfectly reasonable, however after a fellow class mate got kicked off the course during the 8th week of the course as a result of age, which apparently had gone unnoticed until this point, I thought it best to make some enquiries. I was informed that there had been a transfer of who was dealing with the issue and the parties currently dealing with that sort of thing had no idea of my circumstances, despite now being 9 weeks in. Today I find myself 2 days from final roleplay, 4 days from final exam and 11 days from Attestation, due to collect uniform tomorrow and I have been told that the Special Chief Officer has made his decision and i am no longer able to be a special. Needless to say I am devastated. Over 150 unpaid hours wasted, not to mention time revising and completing computer packages, time away from my newborn and the general stress that comes with completing an intense course. NPIA guidelines state that a person with a licence IS able to become a special but may be closely scrutinised and is at the discretion of the Special Chief Officer, but all cases will be looked at on an individual basis. My cases was discussed over the telephone and decided as a result of Professional Standards blanket response to licence holders, far from an individual basis. I find myself now in an awful position, being asked to surrender my licence, which is in affect the sole reason I was hired, and means losing my paid job, or volunteering in another role, something I have zero interest in doing, particularly after being treated in this way. I am writing to the PCC and Chief Constable with regards to the matter but is there a lot else I can do? Or am I stuck on the basis that one man has held my future in his hands and said no without taking the time to meet with me to discuss the matter? Any suggestions welcome. Thanks
  9. I chose to post this topic in the Parade Room as I was anxious to get views and opinions from serving officers (regular and specials) who should have a legitimate and informed opinion rather than the public in general - at least for now. There is an idea growing within both the regular and special constabularies at present to re-design the special constabulary into a form of Police Reserve. I have personally heard the idea publically promoted by three ACPO officers over the past week at regional award ceremonies. A number of links to threads around this discussion are included at the end of this posting. Similarly, Chief officers and PCC's are going into writing in the local press floating this idea. I will summarise (as objectively as I can) the position and would be interested in views. A Police Reserve: Many Chief Officers (regular and special) have commented that the current arrangements for the special constabulary have served the police service well, but will fail to meet the demands of either service moving forwards. One suggestion is to formalise the Special Constabulary into a statutory reserve force. This could replace the special constabulary in its current form or be an alternative to it allowing both to run in parallel within forces. This would allow a transition phase and would not disenfranchise forces or individuals who did not wish to make the move. The most popular form under discussion is a model where the relationship is similar to that of the TA to the regular army. Such a change would require greater commitment and capability as compared to the existing special constabulary. It would also impact on transition to and from specials to regulars and vice versa. Unified rank structures and promotion processes would undoubtedly fall into scope along with greater demands on existing special constables and potentially their employers. However, it is a model which has worked in the Armed forces so shouldn't be dismissed as too complex or out of hand. This would clearly require both legislative change and amendments to police regulations. It may be seen as a threat by regular officers (particularly at the time of Windsor and increasing austerity) and specials (who may not wish to have the additional responsibility and accountability). However, it could also be welcomed by both providing a more professionalised reserve in support of regular officers as well as raising the standards of discipline and accountability within the voluntary service. From reading the articles and listening to comments from ACPO officers this appears to be a genuine attempt to professionalise the special constabulary without forcing a new model on any force which didn't want to adopt it. However, as a former officer myself, I recognise the political sensitivities on both sides of the debate and how it could impact on regulars and specials alike. I would be very interested in thoughts on these discussions.. Sources: http://npia.pressoff...-guest-blog/559 http://www.policeora...ded-_56022.html http://www.policeora...ded-_55983.html
  10. So not quite 2% of complaints resulted in misconduct proceedings. Not bad going.
  11. Anger at huge wage bill for suspended cops COPS raked in almost £5MILLION in pay while suspended from work, figures reveal. Scots forces paid out the huge sum to 170 officers under investigation for misconduct in the past five years. They include Central Scotland assistant chief constable John Mauger who remains in his £150,000-a-year job 24 months after being suspended over allegations of bullying. Lothian and Borders chief inspector Allison Strachan — suspended in 2010 and fined £400 in April for illegally accessing police files — still picked up her £80,000 a year salary until she quit last month. And a PC at Strathclyde Police — which topped the spending table by dishing out £1.8million to 34 cops — was paid £90,766 despite not working for two and a half years. Politicians branded the figures “unacceptable”. Tory John Lamont said: “The public will wonder what is going on.” A spokesman for the Association of Chief Police officers in Scotland, said: “This time next year Government will have replaced our outdated conduct regulations. We welcome that development.” http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/4426714/Police-officers-raked-in-almost-5MILLION-in-pay-while-suspended-from-work-figures-reveal.html Thoughts on this? Obviously only refers to Scotland but I actually thought the figure would be higher over 5 years. The thing that grabbed my attention was the quote from ACPOS, sounds ominous.....
  12. Senior Surrey Police officers probed over Dowler hacking

    Senior Surrey Police officers probed over Dowler hacking The deputy chief constable of Surrey Police is to be investigated over the hacking of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler's mobile phone voicemail. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would examine the conduct of Craig Denholm, who led the probe into her disappearance. The IPCC is also investigating Det Supt Maria Woodall, who took over as senior investigating officer in 2006. The probe follows claims that officers knew the phone had been hacked in 2002. The watchdog's announcement came after the Surrey force began an internal investigation in July 2011 into the circumstances surrounding the accessing of Milly Dowler's voicemail by the News of the World in 2002. The Surrey Police Authority said that as a result of that investigation, it was voluntarily referring the two officers to the IPCC. A spokesman for the police watchdog said: "The IPCC investigation is considering whether Mr Denholm was aware during Operation Ruby [the investigation into Milly Dowler's disappearance] that the News of the World had accessed Milly Dowler's voicemail in 2002 and his handling of that information." He added that the watchdog was also examining information provided by Ms Woodall to Surrey Police during the internal inquiry into the force response to allegations that Milly's voicemail had been illegally accessed in 2002. Source BBC News