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PC MacTablet

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  1. PC MacTablet

    Pol Scot Specials on twitter? Training and development?

    I think you may of missed the pages! Or perhaps they are hard to find? https://m.facebook.com/PoliceScotlandSpecials/?locale2=en_GB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Declare your a Special on your car insurance!

    I use Police Mutual - cheaper than IAM Surety who I use to use and they were the cheapest (if you are an IAM driver and qualify). Also comes with the huge bonus of being able to pay monthly with no added costs.
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    What do you carry in your warrant card?

    Nothing. Leave it at home. In the same way I don't go around with my day time work pass on a 24 hour basis. All the other stuff? That is what my wallet is for.
  4. I would be inclined to phone in and to say you are a Police Officer - most times I have done so is with Road Traffic stuff - describing a scene in the opposite carriageway on a motorway for example can be helpful to those attending. I would be very reluctant to step in in most situations unless there was a real need. Only once have I declared myself as a Police Officer and I didn't have my warrant card with me. It was during a sustained cold spell in a rural area when a bunch of kids were snowballing people coming out of a shop including kids and the infirm. The snow balls were more ice than snow and actually had the risk of posing a real risk of injury and was fairly aggressive. The only reason I declared myself as a Police officer was to protect myself - going over to deal with the kids in civvies with a big woolly hat on is something in this day and age makes me feel uncomfortable! By stating I was a Police Officer a couple of members of the public came to assist and the group of kids were moved on. A bit of a bizarre one I know but that's the way it was!
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    Drink driver goes home for a tipple

    Had such a scenario. Long story short: the driver was banned.
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    Army Cadet Force

    If you join as an Officer you are Commisioned. If you an NCO you will be civilian. Either are compatible with being a SC
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    Special Teachers

    If it were me I wouldn't be telling anyone but the school management.
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    Italian Police Lollipops

    Strawberry and vanilla flavour lollipops - yum! Actually think they are a good ideas for traffic points though. In the US they use wands (torch things - not sure what they're called).
  9. The application process for Constable should be the same for everyone - whether Regular or Special. The idea that there should be different entry levels makes no sense at all. Those who don't make the grade as PC should never be offered the Specials as an alternative. That would be a start. Thereafter there remains a degree of risk and as has been pointed out some Regulars have been involved in some undesirable activity too - Specials do not have a monopoly on this.
  10. So much is relative. I joined in my 40s and could do substantially more press ups than those almost half my age in training. Fitness need not be a barrier! Coupled with that you'll have a shed load of life experience to draw on. If you are up for it - which clearly you are - then go for it!
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    National Consultative Group

    Yes. But I won't be contributing to national strategy through a public forum - particularly when the mechanism is there to do so directly.
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    Smart watches and driving

    Construction and Use regs - not having proper control of a vehicle or a clear view ahead. Used to be used for mobile phone offences before the law was implement 10 years ago to create a doecofic offence. If the driving was inhibited no more than an in car system it may not suffice however if control was impaired then it would fit the bill.
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    Paying Specials

    Totally agree. With some canny thinking it can be retained and continue to be an asset in retention.
  14. Some people clearly have too much time on their hands. I don't the spare 18 mind to watch all this let alone the significant time it must take to make it. Did get to watch the 'intimidating' pacing which was hilarious. Like something out of Monty Python. Except they think the whole thing is serious. Edit: just caught the last video (post above) which is brilliant! Excellently handled.
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    Authenticity of a "cops vs robbers" party

    Can't believe that this has been asked! Go as the criminal or go as a parody cop. I was going to suggest a NYPD cop but we might get asked about replica guns.