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About fbo194

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    Royal Wedding October 2018

    Very interesting, thank you. Naturally, being British, "uniform" should be anything but! I wonder what some of the perks are. Useful that both weddings are the same place, but enough gap in between each wedding to prepare too.
  2. Interesting to see that two police forces, the Metropolitan Police and the Thames Valley Police, are both present at the Royal Wedding. Also, that some armed officers wear all black, with baseball caps ... and others wear proper shirt&tie and cap with weapon. Do officers volunteer for such duties at Weddings, funerals etc, or are the posted? Be interested to hear some thoughts.
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    Boarding school and the BTP?

    Thank you for the comments and examples people, I am glad that is the way you think, I hear what you're right about the person being more important than their past.
  4. Hello, This may seem like an odd question, but I shall ask it nonetheless. How would someone who has spent most of their life in a boarding (private) school and moving around the country, so an unusual but very enjoyable and privileged upbringing, fit in with the police? Have always been keen to serve others and work hard for good causes (I currently volunteer quite a lot), am quite normal and down to earth, and yet my background is so vastly different to everyone else that I have met (outside it) that is in the public service and the public, I wonder if it would suit me/one. Have been looking at the BTP's recruitment as this force greatly interests me and it got me thinking. Any comments would be appreciated and yes I have heard most of the boarding school jokes... Thank you, fbo
  5. Thanks for the thorough answer F0STER - however they have now closed the vacancy (no information) as they are suddenly closing the station! I'll keep this stuff in mind.
  6. Hello, I am interested in a Enquiry Office Advisor role, with a south-west police force, and was wondering if anyone had any tips for the interview stage and the role itself. Also any general information would be helpful, such as, do they wear uniform, are there favourable ages for this role etc. This would be my first police job, but not first uniformed role, and I have experience with customers in a bar role. Thank you, fbo194.
  7. Yeah a small troop part of the RNP would make sense.
  8. Also interesting to see Royal Marines Police out and about,never really seen them before, including a WO2! Do they have many MPs, or are they more like temporary as-and-when provost staff?
  9. Yes those peoples' train of thought is very interesting. It's far worse in America though, particularly with any military involvement anywhere in the country! Yeah probably right.
  10. Attention! Army police on parade with city centre cops Saturday 28 March 2015http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/latest-news/news.aspx?id=2746 "The Boys in Blue have teamed up with the Red Caps to keep clubbers safe in Birmingham city centre! Soldiers from the Royal Military Police - aka the Red Caps - can now be seen patrolling shoulder-to-shoulder with West Midlands Police in the nightlife hotspots of Broad Street and Hurst Street. Such joint patrols are common in Garrison Towns across the UK, like Aldershot and Bulford, but with service personnel regularly heading to Birmingham for nights out the Royal Military Police investigators were keen to gain experience of policing a thriving city centre. Police Sergeant Dave Francis said they’ve been welcomed to Birmingham by bar managers, door staff and partygoers. He said: “The Royal Military Police is keen for their staff to spend time with UK police forces to boost their experience…they have a high level of training but often don’t get the opportunity to put it into practice. “The Red Caps are a reassuring presence and provide a clear visual deterrent for any services personnel who may be tempted to drink to excess and get into trouble; they encourage greater responsibility and better behaviour." The Royal Military Police have powers of arrest over ‘squaddies’ but not other members of the public. However, they can carry out citizen’s arrests on crime suspects - as illustrated by Red Cap Corporal Aaron Collins who chased down and apprehended a man who assaulted women last July in Broad Street. He was on patrol near Granville Street at 2.30am when he saw the 24-year-old yank one women’s hair and shove another in the face. The lout was given a police caution for assault, while Cpl Collins received a West Midlands Police Commendation and a Best of Broad Street Award for his actions. Major Deborah Scott, Officer Commanding the local Royal Military Police unit, said: “Throughout the country, the Royal Military Police regularly conduct joint patrols with our civilian counterparts; this enables good working relationships to be built between the military and civilian policing agencies. It also allows us to develop and maintain our policing capability should we be required to deploy on operations overseas." And Broad Street Manager Mike Olley, added: “The Royal Military Police add a layer of highly trained and disciplined professionals to Westside…they are greatly welcomed by our bar managers and door staff. “They add to the diversity of the area and people love to see our troops. Just like the song ‘All nice girls love a sailor’ well in this case all nice girls love a Red Cap!"" * Not really news in general, but I suppose for Birmingham. Nice to see the Forces working well with the civil police, especially in these times of cuts to both. Anyone know why the Sgt has no radio, but presumably the Corporal behind does?! And I suppose it is always good to have more policemen, even if they have limited powers over civvies.
  11. fbo194

    Luton news.Appeal for calm as EDL march looms

    Let's hope all goes well, and good luck to anyone working the march.
  12. fbo194

    Actor fake cop

    Yes, good point actually! But in UK police drama series, how do the actors legally posses the batons when filming around some Yorkshire town for example?
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    Actor fake cop

    Surely the issue of him possessing a baton, is a bit more serious, than lights and sirens?