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    ESIBS vs Dutysheet

    Our Force moved over to DutySheet two years ago from ESIBS. The transfer process was great and DutySheet did a lot of work for us to ensure we had a system that worked for us. Over the last 18 months DutySheet have spent lots of time/money developing the system and the new functions are great, does your force use a system called DMS, if so there is a new plugin being developed which will talk to the Force systems/DutySheet which is quite exciting!!! The expenses system is by far the best in my opinion for us and logging of hours and KPI's. Internal Messaging is a must and there are functions you can switch on and off. Overall the system is first class and easy to use, it is up to your Admin's what you have switched on and what permissions you give!
  2. Hi, Now you passed the AC, I was wondering how the communication is going and do you have a start date? What date did you put your application form in? Thanks in advance, Steve
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    PSU Level 2 Training

    Hi All, My force is currently looking at training SC's in Level 2 PSU, which is something we have talked about doing for some time and I know other Forces are ahead of the game here with PSU Level 2 Trained Staff. Couple of questions: 1) What Force are you in 2) Do you train SC's in Level 2 PSU 3) What is the length of the Level 2 PSU training (also is this done or weekends or weekdays). Thanks in advance, Steve
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    Specials: How are they viewed?

    Hi Tudor1695, I can assure you if you are sucessful you will be respected in the Force, at present any avenue you would like to go the door is always open once you have completed your probation. I would be interested on where you want to be posted.
  5. Hi, Hows your applications coming along, i would be interested to know how the communications have been etc..
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    Rank/ grade insignia 2015

    Gloucestershire has just changed the Rank and Insignia (of today) as follows: Constable, Special Constabulary - Constable, Surname, Number XXXX Sergeant, Special Constabulary - Sergeant, Surname, One Bar, Number XXXX Inspector, Special Constabulary - Inspector, Surname, Two Bars, Number XXXX Chief Inspector, Special Constabulary - First Name, Surname, Three Bars Chief Constable, Special Constabulary - First Name, Surname, Laurel Leaf, Four Bars This now matches the Regular Force, with the exeception of the Chevrons and Pips (See attached)
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    Epaulettes and Names

    Hi All, Our Force is pressing ahead with a change in Epaulettes, which displays the Officers Surname. Just wondering if any other Forces do this, if so do you identify them as a Special Constable Smith, or Constable Smith. Thanks in advance for other Forces views.
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    Hi Oli, Happy New Year. Hopfully you pass the AC, please if you do give me a call as I can help you with advice on both stations you have mentioned above. You can get me on 101 Ext: 813863 (If you are calling outside of Gloucestershire call 01452 728199 with the same extension). Thanks and good luck, Steve
  9. See below Press Release for Cumbria Police..... For all of you who are Specials, or even Regulars with Cumbria, you have a First Class Leader coming your way, and as a Special in Gloucestershire, I am gutted that Mr Mackey is leaving us.. This man was ACC with responsiblities for the Special Constabulary a few years ago, he was so approachable, in fact i recall a meeting he had with me on some ideas and within a few months my ideas were in Force and agreed.... ==================================================== Gloucestershire Constabulary's Deputy Chief Constable Mr Craig Mackey has been appointed Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary. Mr Mackey joined Gloucestershire Constabulary as Assistant Chief Constable in November 2001 and was appointed Deputy Chief Constable in 2005. Gloucestershire's Chief Constable Dr Timothy Brain said he had been a huge asset to the Constabulary and would be missed, but that he was delighted for Mr Mackey on his new appointment. He said: "Our loss is Cumbria's gain and we congratulate Mr Mackey on his appointment and wish him well in his new role. "He has been a great asset to the force in the almost seven years he has spent with us. "I would like to publicly congratulate Mr Mackey, and thank him for all the work he has done on the behalf of the force and our communities." Mr Mackey said: "I am delighted to be appointed Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary. It will be a privilege and honour to serve the people of Cumbria as their Chief Constable. "I have enjoyed working in Gloucestershire and have made many friends in the force and in the community." Craig Mackey joined the police service in 1984 having previously been in the Merchant Navy where he worked for BP Shipping and trained as a deck officer. His initial police service was spent in Wiltshire where he held a variety of operational roles and commands. In 1991 he was selected for the Accelerated Promotion Course at Bramshill. In 1999 he was selected as a specialist staff officer for Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary based at the Home Office. In this role he completed specialist inspections and thematic inspections, including the thematic 'policing disorder'. He was also involved with a small team redesigning inspection protocols for forces. He attended the Strategic Command Course at Bramshill in 2001. Whilst on the course he spent some time working with the Chicago Police looking at their approach to the review of murder enquiries. In November 2001, he joined Gloucestershire Constabulary as Assistant Chief Constable, as ACC he led on the outsourcing of custody cell guards and the introduction of PCSOs to the Force. In an operational capacity, he was the Gold Commander for the terrorism operation in Gloucester that resulted in the arrest of the second shoe bomber, and led the policing of the Gold Cup and the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford. In 2005 he was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable, and amongst other achievements led the project to relocate to a new PFI Headquarters. He has a strong background in partnership working having been heavily involved in the development of two joint, Fire, Police and Ambulance, emergency services control rooms in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. For the Association of Police Officers (ACPO) he sits on the Race & Diversity Business Area and leads for the service on Stop & Search and the monitoring of police powers. He chairs the South West Regional Professional Standards Committee and is the regional lead on the IMPACT Programme. He is married with one child and enjoys mountain biking, reading and is a keen rugby fan.
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    PCSO Driving & Vehicles Discussion

    My view is that PCSO's should have there own pool of vehicles marked up... What really gets on my nerves is when I turn up to duty to find no cars in the back yard and all the PCSO's using them.. What we can now do is call the PCSO in and drop them off and pickup later..
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    Paying Specials

    My employer is really flexible... Basically whatever time I need off I can have. I.E. For National Specials Weekend I have the Friday off to plan and arrange our Operation and this Friday I have half a day off in the afternoon, alll paid by my company. I am aware however of some Specials in our Force area who are not very supportive of the Specials Roles etc...
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    Paying Specials

    Well fair comment, I suppose not all Forces train people, we are quite lucky in our Force..
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    Paying Specials

    I can only guess that Cuff is one of the Old "Anti Specials", thought most of them had gone.. Some Specials do do the same work as Regulars and Do get involved in the **** Paperwork as you put it and put in full files, this is without causing problems.. I agree that the majority of Specials do not do the work, but there a a few who put in the paperwork and hours and are infact more operationally effective than some Regulars, this has been stated in my Force more than once..