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  1. 2 points
    Retest of both eyes? I suppose for both, it should be called an 'eyes test'...
  2. 1 point
    Emails are being sent to former MSC asking them to consider rejoining. Things must be getting bad. It needs to be addressed why they quit in the first place.
  3. 1 point
    I think the primary issue with us specials is that MSC sergeants are neither competent enough and/or do not have adequate time to manage those they supposedly "line manage." I am now attached to a regular response team for all intents and purposes on my borough which I am enjoying and will help me develop my compentency. Out of the four special sgts in my borough, only one of them (my line manager) does anything approaching the actual remit of his/her job. To be quite frank he seems to spend a lot of his time chasing individuals who don't turn up - as a recent example there was a girl who had attested 7 months previously and had still not done a single duty/turned up. Her excuse was "work" despite having a fairly menial job. The MSC seems to attract two types of people these days - the very keen who are possibly looking at becoming regulars, and those who are looking to get free TFL.
  4. 1 point
    What they mean is any process/arrest/PND etc, a general stop is not expected to be reported
  5. 1 point
    Do you also wear a cape and use a Police Call Box/Whistle instead of a PR?
  6. 1 point
    You dont need to worry about alienating yourself from them. They are already so detached from reality you will not have a problem. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
  7. 1 point
    Here's a quite comprehensive Wiki page all about them http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Freeman_on_the_land Do pay particular attention to the sub heading entitled 'Freemen Successes' it will tell you all you need to know http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Freeman_on_the_land#Freeman_successes
  8. 1 point
    If you come across this drivel on SM etc and fancy some fun ask the following, as I've never got an answer yet. 2 part question 1. You usually refer to the Magna Carta, in simple terms is this not a list of Do's and Dont's. What can be done and not done? That were agreed, written down and signed by the Sovereign King of the day. 2 Are not laws and statutes of today, sets of rules, do's and dont's, can and cant's, that are agreed, written down and signed by the Sovereign Queen (Royal Ascent) of the day? I've Never got a reply. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
  9. 1 point
    The met are still buying Monadnock batons, if anyone has been issued a deanside one you can just go into your shared support and ask really nicely if they'll swap yours out. There's a thing on twitter asking everyone who has one to submit a "near miss" everyone it fails to open/close...
  10. 1 point
    You're unlikely to get a charge of affray authorised for a couple of blokes slapping each other about. It could quite easily be a s5 offence - the court would confirm whether or not it considered the behaviour to be disorderly, although where violence is used it may not be the most suitable offence to charge.
  11. 1 point
    Disagree with ABH as it's not unlawful physical violence, both parties are consenting to fighting and consent is a defence to that, plus they're not going to wish to make a complaint and complete a statement if they were consenting to practising a martial art... Again, affray wouldn't be the appropriate offence in my opinion as unlawful violence hasn't been threatened or used against another person, both parties are consenting.
  12. 1 point
    They arnt causing fear of violence, they are actually hitting each other. Surely its abh if you want to go down that route?
  13. 1 point
    Don't think affray would really apply here as they haven't threatened unlawful violence towards another, you make the point about paying to see a boxing match, however theres a clear difference between a closed venue opposed to a local park. Could however consider S5 Public order as the behaviour could be seen to be disorderly behaviour.
  14. 1 point
    I'd explain that you can NOT have a fight in a public place. I would make it clear in no uncertain terms that if they continue they will both be getting nicked for affray which is an offence under section 3 of the Public Order Act 1986 and I will make sure to tell their instructor.
  15. 1 point
    Given that regs are struggling to get the courses, I'd say there is a very, very slim chance of any Msc getting one
  16. 1 point
    Is this the video you're referring to?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ6lW3eEi8c
  17. 1 point
    They are not 'private security'. They are council officers. They are not replacing anyone, as it is not the job of the police to patrol parks. Whilst a 'public place' when open, a park is private property owned by the council. It's the council's responsibility to make byelaws and regulations to help keep parks safe and it is their job to enforce them. That responsibility does not rest with the police.
  18. 1 point
    It's probably best to make your presence known to the crew so that they can let the captain request your assistance if needed. He is "the law" up there after all.
  19. 1 point
    Try to hit the floor as quick as you can when you hear the shout of AIR MARSHAL and you might avoid getting broken in the mêlée
  20. 1 point
    Baton, cuffs, captor, leatherman and first aid pouch with gloves and mask on belt. notebook and pens in pocket and torch was on my vest on a click fast dock. You will soon find what you will need to carry and what is excess weight to carry those foot patrols, excess kit/pouches will get in your way in the car too.... Being new and eager you may want to spend out on excess bits of Gucci kit but they will soon end up loose at the bottom of your kit bag.... Matthew
  21. 1 point
    A legal disclaimer is bound to be added to this thread at some point, but I'd visit the person you issued the 172 to and if the details turn out to be false, you could consider fixing him with Failing to Provide under s.172 (3), or potentially, Perverting the Course of Justice.
  22. 1 point
    I'd never use my warrant card as a wallet - ever... Its not designed to be a wallet, its designed to identify you as a police officer - thats it. I carry my warrant card in my back jean/trouser pocket and it stays there until I: 1. Need to ID myself. 2. Get back into the house where it sits with my wallet and keys.
  23. 1 point
    Mine has; Lightweight waterproof hi-viz jacket. Waterproof hi-viz trousers. Waterproof black trousers. Hand sanitiser Sterile wipes. Spare breath-test tubes Local A-Z FPN holder (with tickets in, obviously) Sunglasses is a sturdy case A pair of slash-proof gloves. A pair of leather gloves that actually fit me. A load of various sized knife tubes. One large knife tube containing a load of sterile swabs. A large evidence bag containing small, medium, large and extra large evidence bags, neatly folded to fit. Spare pens. Spare/old torch A snood. A proper face mask for mouth-to-mouth (not one of those crappy face shields that come in a little packet like a napkin). Tape measure Tyre depth gauge Type pressure gauge Clipboard A copy of Blackstones Operational Handbook Hughes Traffic Guide First aid kit. A large A4 document wallet thing with all my paperwork (DASH books, RTC books, statement papers, burglary packs, CCTV forms, etc etc) Usually a half-drunk-and-now-flat bottle of Lucozade in there somewhere too.
  24. 1 point
    I carry a second pair of force issued cuffs in my kit bag too and spot on about if you want an extra pair; just ask stores for them. And when you go to a cannabis factory during the day where the electricity has blown and all the windows are boarded up, you definitely wont need a torch. Just make sure you ate lots of carrots the night before. Besides which, those with tac-vests might not have any of that on their belt.
  25. 1 point
    You misunderstand. I'm advising him that if he turns up on his first shift with customised kit, he will look a wally. It's like me telling you not to put a tea-cosy on your head because you'll look a plonker.