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sm00

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  1. sm00

    Transfer related questions!

    Sounds similar to my experiences. Some areas pro NPT others bit of a free for all. I don't mind NPT if it has some structure or tasking I just don't do turn up willy nilly and walk round the park. I know its national guidelines to do neighbourhood stuff but its just not rewarding enough to want to volunteer.
  2. sm00

    Transfer related questions!

    Cheers Jazz exactly what I was after. :-)
  3. Hello, I have a new job which means I will be relocating to the Emley Moor surrounding area, however I won't be able to commute the 110 miles down the M1 to the Midlands to perform a duty! Which means I'm considering a transfer or taking my Specials pension pot ;-) and retiring. So really I'm after a honest feel for both WYP and SYP as I'm not sure who to transfer to, so by all means send me a PM or via PM I can send you my pnn.police.uk address if comments are not for public viewing. I would probably be looking to be based in Wakefield maybe Leeds (if doable) if I did transferred to WYP. So what are the duties like? Are you allowed to drive? SNT only? Any good events worth a mention? Anywhere to avoid? Training ok? Expenses? Any issues worth a mention? Did I read about PSU duties, no doubt quite popular, difficult to get in to? Can I choose where to work, having spent 10 years in very urban areas I'm not sure I could cope with a rural SNT (just being honest). A little about me, I'm a Special Sgt with 10 years experience (this doesn't mean I know it all, unless it involves cake then yes I know all about cake), I'm also trying to decide if I want to continue after ten years I kind of think I've done my bit but still also have that urge. Has anyone else transferred and what was the process like? I'll be honest I won't be doing a full intake with new starters for 14 weeks, the odd weekend no problem if there is a skills gap or self defence, driving if they are a none transferable skill then fair enough but I'm not doing stop & search, dash etc it's bread and butter stuff so there might be some barriers what I am willing to do but I'm a reasonable chap. I would mention I'm not looking to transfer my rank if I transferred I would want to be a minion again just to learn the teams and policing areas, process's, local policys, paperwork structure. Take a crime report for example in West Mids its called a WC200 in Warwickshire its a C1, they both have the same information but do it in very different ways... (I've worked for both forces) I have no doubt WYP do it slightly different. I've had a good look on the force website but its all the official line stuff so any real advice/feedback welcome! Regards Rob
  4. Hello, I have a new job which means I will be relocating to the Emley Moor surrounding area, however I won't be able to commute the 110 miles down the M1 to the Midlands to perform a duty! Which means I'm considering a transfer or taking my Specials pension pot ;-) and retiring. So really I'm after a honest feel for both WYP and SYP as I'm not sure who to transfer to, so by all means send me a PM or via PM I can send you my pnn.police.uk address if comments are not for public viewing. I would probably be looking to be based in Sheffield if I transferred to SYP, so what are the duties like? are you allowed to drive? SNT only? Any good events worth a mention? Anywhere to avoid? Training ok? Expenses? Any issues worth a mention? A little about me, I'm a Special Sgt with 10 years experience (this doesn't mean I know it all, unless it involves cake then yes I know all about cake), I'm also trying to decide if I want to continue after ten years I kind of think I've done my bit but still also have that urge. Has anyone else transferred and what was the process like? I'll be honest I won't be doing a full intake with new starters for 14 weeks, the odd weekend no problem if there is a skills gap or self defence, driving if they are a none transferable skill then fair enough but I'm not doing stop & search, dash etc it's bread and butter stuff so there might be some barriers what I am willing to do but I'm a reasonable chap. I would mention I'm not looking to transfer my rank if I transferred I would want to be a minion again just to learn the teams and policing areas, process's, local polices, paperwork structure. Take a crime report for example in West Mids its called a WC200 in Warwickshire its a C1, they both have the same information but do it in very different ways... (I've worked for both forces) I have no doubt SYP do it slightly different. I've had a good look on the force website but its all the official line stuff so any real advice/feedback welcome! Regards Rob
  5. sm00

    Recruitment Process

    I believe training starts in January. New training package and tutoring with new policing model so bit unsure on finer details.
  6. sm00

    Chief Officer Group

    Change is needed, sadly i found change by transfering. Volunteers managing in an organisation as large as West-Mids is a massive complex undertaking. Big respect to anyone who has the time to take on this challenge. I wouldn't expect any radical change in the future though. My experiences in West-Mids for 7 years was people come and go, team names and structure change but your still there doing whatever it is you do on a Friday or Saturday night end of the day. Have no expectations, look after number one, seek your own improvement and pass on knowledge to new Specials. You only get out of it what you put into it.
  7. sm00

    New tech for officers

    Probably beat system blackberrys. Hopefully not the awful tetratab laptops. Will have to wait and see what is piloted again.
  8. sm00

    January Intake

    Just a word of warning no posting is guaranteed. If you put leam for example you could be in Whitnash or Kenilworth. Depends on the availability and resources in each team.
  9. sm00

    Specials Equipment

    You don't need to buy anything other than some boots, and a standard bic biro. For training you might want a notepad. Once you start working you'll soon find what little extras you might need. Rain proof pens is not one of them. Your boot allowance is paid once a year in october after a years service.
  10. Many forces uses agency's now as they can dish out rolling 11 month contracts so it's easier to get rid of people if something isn't working. They have less rights and it costs less (pensions etc). They are still trained in house and probably badged as per force ID and appear as an employee to the unsuspecting. Just look at specials we aren't employees. This must all boil down to cost otherwise they wouldn't do it.
  11. I think this is more politics than facts. G4S are just being used as an agency to recruit staff and have to meet strict guidelines. I believe all are ex coppers. My old sarge in cov said about 4 years ago he can see a two tier policing system. He thought though pcsos would be doing the day to day / arresting and police officers doing the investigation side. The current PSIs must be doing a good job at warks for them to recruit and I guess it moves bobbies out of the office on to the front line. I think this is just a storm in a tea cup just because the dirty word has been said.... G4S!
  12. sm00

    Who plays DayZ?

    No no no no no no no!
  13. sm00

    Driving on the Phone

    I hope it's not an offence to drive on your mobile!
  14. sm00

    PS.com Metallers, Rockers and Punks

    You all appear to have over looked the greatest band of all time (not Tenacious D) www.arnocorps.com Enjoy!
  15. sm00

    Modifications to cars Boy Racers.

    Nope, although I suspect many of these older model of cars with after market HIDs are not self levelling and don't have washer jets. Something to consider. I think I have to speak up and state many owners who modify there car do so at great cost and don't flout the law. There appears to be also many code of conducts within car clubs. Drive down the M6 near Villa Park on a Saturday night. Highly modified cars doing 60 with the trucks.