WhiteCapSpecial

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  1. L3 Driving Ban to be lifted...?

    Surely a reason why they shouldn't continue to offer these officers the course... the Traffic Garage where I am based have a huge number of Response drivers still who have been at RTPC for over a year. And yes, I appreciate that everybody is different and people will fail on different things, but three times...?! Absolutely agree with you... waste of resources and money especially if they are failing deliberately!! When there are more deserving officers, and I don't mean specials as I am from a police family, who have a decent length of service, who require the skill, are asking for it and have put the time and effort in to study Roadcraft and are being turned down, it just seems sad!! Budget cuts hey...?!
  2. L3 Driving Ban to be lifted...?

    What doesn't help is the amount of officers who are going for the courses and failing multiple times! I am aware of three officers who have been for their Advanced or TPAC courses more than three times and have failed, and they continue to be offered the training! Surely this is a waste where other officers could be given the opportunity ... and I am in no way referring to MSC here!
  3. L3 Driving Ban to be lifted...?

    What doesn't help is the amount of officers who are going for the courses and failing multiple times! I am aware of three officers who have been for their Advanced or TPAC courses more than three times and have failed, and they continue to be offered the training! Surely this is a waste where other officers could be given the opportunity ... and I am in no way referring to MSC here!
  4. Although she has only just been appointed, anybody have any thoughts on the appointment of the Met's first female top cop? (that is not meant to be a sexist comment in any way... just the way the Media are reporting it!)
  5. L3 Driving Ban to be lifted...?

    I would imagine that if the courses do get offered to the MSC, they would be provided to those officers who are of significant service, have no intention of joining regulars, who put their hours in regularly and where it is more of a necessity to have a Response course. I absolutely agree that within Borough, vehicles are few and far between and there are large numbers of regulars who are still waiting for a Level 3 course - however, in specialisms there is more necessity for officers to have a response course... I was working the other weekend and we had three cars out to cover the whole of the South area and me as a Basic driver... I was unable to assist with a large number of calls because I was simply not able to get to calls because of being Basic... this is where it would benefit the OCU and traffic skippers would be happy to support!
  6. Level 2 PO Rank Sliders

    I just left borough to move into Traffic (or RTPC as I'm sure someone will correct me) which I've been waiting for since I joined the Met nearly four years ago
  7. Level 2 PO Rank Sliders

    For your sake, I really do hope that you get in to the regs... but if you don't, consider putting in for a transfer to another borough!! My old borough would jump at the chance to have someone like you on borough; your supervisors clearly don't have any gratitude for the hard work you are putting in!! Good luck on the application!!!
  8. Level 2 PO Rank Sliders

    Haha... most of the regular traffic skippers and Inspectors I work with are so laid back they're nearly horizontal!!
  9. L3 Driving Ban to be lifted...?

    It's already been declared that there will be very few available and will only be available to officers who meet strict criteria - the likelihood is that those that are available will be made to them specialisms, such as RTPC. Having known a number of former driving school instructors, they told me that quite often they held weekend training sessions for MSC response courses so it didn't disadvantage any regs.
  10. L3 Driving Ban to be lifted...?

    Historically, it was: Level 4/Basic - No legal exemptions Level 3/Response - Standard response driving on blue lights etc. and initial phase pursuit trained Level 2/Advanced - Says it on the tin Level 1/TPAC - Says it on the tin Now, off the top of my head it is (but will double check): Basic Response Advanced Covert Advanced - now a separate code on your permit. If you don't complete this, you can only drive response capable Q-cars TPAC
  11. L3 Driving Ban to be lifted...?

    Response driving... means you can respond to I grades using lights and sirens etc. and usually your initial phase pursuit trained.
  12. L3 Driving Ban to be lifted...?

    Has everybody had the chance to read ACO Peltier's update email yet...? Sounds like the L3 ban could be lifted in line with the Commissioner's departure? How likely does everyone think this is to happen?
  13. Level 2 PO Rank Sliders

    Absolutely agree with you... as I said I was one for eighteen months and when I left my Borough everybody was said that I was no longer going to be there and have worked with some absolutely fantastic SPS' on aid etc.
  14. Level 2 PO Rank Sliders

    The promotion process to become substantive doesn't require an evidence book anymore. There are three learning modules that you have to do, answer a few questions, send them off to the ACO and then get an email confirming you're substantive! I just think the small bit of power (and let's face it, being an SPS means sweet F.A. other than having to chase officers not doing their hours) has gone to his head!!
  15. Level 2 PO Rank Sliders

    Then quite frankly, I cannot see this issue with it... like I said, just trying to make a name for himself by the sounds of things! At the end of the day, it will be down to your line manager to write you up for it, so as long as you justify yourself to him/her then hopefully there shouldn't be a problem. Definitely agree with 2wheelsgood that you should have someone with you during that meeting, which you are entitled to!