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About Murtaugh

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  1. Murtaugh


    Hi everybody, There seems to be a bit of confusion with relation to the legality of "spice", I was under the impression that "Spice" is a Synthetic Cannabinoid therefore is classed as a Class B Drug so it is illegal to possess under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Some of my colleagues have stated that it comes under the Psychoactive Substances Act, where it is illegal to deal but not to possess.There is also the issue of the definition of a Synthetic Cannabinoid. I think a lot of it is down to the definition, especially when people see that CBD Oil is legal due to not containing THC. Can someone please clarify this for me? Thank you
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    Sec 23 MDA search

    No power of entry. Just put what you've witnessed as intel
  3. Murtaugh

    PCSO and Special

    Is it possible to be a PCSO with one force and Special with another? Sent from my SM-T819 using Tapatalk
  4. Murtaugh

    Forgotten items

    Does the home owner intend to use the phone (treat it as their own) or just leave it in a drawer (leave it up to the contractor to contact)? Either way, solely based on the scenario would a PDM be happy to charge the home owner with theft? No, so no offences disclosed. Reminds me of Schrödinger's cat, it needs more evidence.
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    Negative PNB Entry

    MOP reports an offence. You attend and speak to the Aggrieved who tells you the what has happened, identities the Offender, but doesn't wish to pursue the matter further. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    Negative PNB Entry

    Hi everybody, The "Negative PNB Entry", when the aggrieved no longer wishes to pursue an incident. Is there a minimum standard to what should be included in the notebook entry? Thank you
  7. Murtaugh

    Potter's Police Videos

    Don't know how "trolling" police officers (as you've stated in video titles) helps the community. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. Murtaugh

    Batons - Who and How?

    From ACPO regarding PCSO's carrying Batons. "A baton is an offensive weapon by virtue of Section 1 (1) Prevention of Crime Act 1953, being specifically made for causing injury. Possession of such an item is not an offence where lawful authority exists. It is considered that possession of a baton by a PCSO on duty, where authorised by a Chief Officer, will therefore be lawful." Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  9. Motorola TETRA Portable MTH800 £350 + £18 P&P Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192094633625 Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  10. Murtaugh

    Drone and Fireworks

    Using a drone as a platform for the fireworks would be reckless. He is deviating from the instructions and attaching it to a drone so he is tampering/modifying fireworks which is an offence under the Explosives Act 1875. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  11. Murtaugh

    Massive help please?

    Social media is a killer. I'm not on Facebook, etc solely for that reason. It doesn't take much to for you to add someone that you went to school with 15+ years ago and then for them to make a comment, like something or join a group which doesn't meet the police values and standards; having affiliations with far right groups or criminals/criminal behaviour, etc. If you want to stay on social media you need to be extra vigilant, that means going through everything and I mean everything that you could be linked to. Remove all traces of any links to anything that doesn't reflect the values and standards of a police officer. That's everything you've done on the Internet. I'd have a word with HR, be open and honest, and find out more about the appeals procedure.
  12. Murtaugh

    Breach of a Section 35 Notice

    Caution and find out why they had breached. Do they have a good reason to have breached? Any information that they give you while you are chatting to them should build up more evidence, especially if it would makes you believe that the subject was likely to offend again. If they're compliant and clear off straight away and you don't believe that they will come back you can still use your discretion and not make an arrest. If you do decide to arrest the subject, I would say to for a "Prompt and Effective Investigation", if they aren't happy with just that was there any "Vulnerable People/Children" that would require protection from the subject as he has recently been issued a s35 Notice due to his previous actions. Custody will usually authorise detention for people who have breached a s35 without needing to go into much detail. With a breach of s35 notice they can receive up to a Level 4 Fine (£2,500) or up to 3 Months imprisonment.
  13. Hi everybody, Has anyone transferred to Cheshire Specials from another force? How did you find the process?
  14. Merseyside Police Once you obtain Independent Patrol Status you can apply for Basic A-B which covers low powered cars and vans. No Patrolling, No Compliant Stops. However, they have recently brought in that you are able to convey passengers and DP's. If you are lucky enough to get nominated for a D1 Carrier Course they will help you acquire your D1 Licence and Carrier Course. Unless you've already got your D1 Licence this normally goes to those with rank from S/Sgt above.
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    phone app- police training

    I used to use the iPlod app all the time but I've recently started using the Police Mutual and PNLD websites as feel that they are easier to navigate through as they use dropdown menus and I feel that they are kept more up to date.