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  1. 2 points
    You haven't reformed at all, you are on this and other police forums claiming your conviction is false and illegal, that isn't the behaviour of a reformed offender is it.
  2. 1 point
    Hi Essex, I have looked into it but the honest truth is if we removed the news content, we would literally have no new content on the forum, actual user generated content is pretty scarce at the moment, so I can’t see how the news content is impacting upon this? Any threads you are interested in follow them and you will get notified when a new reply is added. We are always open to new ideas on how to increase user generated content, so if anyone has any, please do say. police.community is busy in all areas so if people fancy a busier forum with more user generated content, that is the place to be at the moment.
  3. 1 point
    Valid point, will look into it.
  4. 1 point
    Hello! So I'm coming back after a period of absence from the force. Been catching up with a few people whilst I've been at FHQ but wanted to hear from the boots on the ground of any changes that have happened in the 6 months I've been away? So far I know about new trousers and shirts, but that's as far as it goes. *I'm also acutely aware that this area of the forum was pretty dead before I stood down so I anticipate it may still be the same but any replies are always useful.
  5. 1 point
    So to follow up as I said I would, I attended my special constable final interview yesterday evening. I had a bit of a build up of nerves yesterday as it got closer and closer to setting off to the interview location. I was starting to irrationally doubt some of the preparation I'd done and was convinced there was more I should know. I'm happy to say once I got stuck into the first question I felt relaxed and comfortable. After a few more questions I felt it was going so well that I found myself actually looking forward to and anticipating the next questions. I left the interview extremely pleased with my performance, again, this is from my point of view. What is much more important is how it went from their perspective. Regardless of the outcome I won't feel any regret in relation to the effort and time I'd but in beforehand as I did my absolute best. I was told I could expect to hear back sometime next week if everything goes to plan. I'm feeling generally positive while trying to manage my expectations in case I don't receive the news I want. I'm glad to have got this far and am very proud of what I have already achieved. It is nice to have got this step over and done with though haha! I will provide another update, hopefully next week as to the outcome.
  6. 1 point
    Hello! Being a special will only help. It is also the best way to know whether the job is for you or not as you will go to jobs and assist etc.
  7. 1 point
    This is true. Many regular officers don't want driving courses at all. They don't want the responsibility or grief in dealing with pursuits that might go wrong. There is a perception that the Met won't look after you.
  8. 1 point
    What they mean is any process/arrest/PND etc, a general stop is not expected to be reported
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  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
    How good is your knowledge of RIPA? To be perfectly honest, if he's proving that hard to find you might struggle as an SC to really do anything new. Stick with address checks etc.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  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.