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  1. Leics basic course covers compliant stop at the minute.
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    'Suspicious' behaviour?

    Stop and account is just stopping someone and asking them questions e.g where are you coming from. @george b no, they don't have to stop for you or answer questions and theres no specific power (Goes back to policing by consent). PACE Code A 4.12 and notes 22A and 22B give a bit of context around it.
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    Emergency response driving APL

    Currently a special with Leicestershire myself, I know of a handful of officers that have standard driving authority (No initial pursuit in Leicestershire and compliant stops is covered on a basic driving authority) and have heard stories of others being on the waiting list for 3 years or more. Definitely one to take up with the driving school as they can best inform you, although I imagine there would be some wait.
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    Fighting in the park

    Disagree with ABH as it's not unlawful physical violence, both parties are consenting to fighting and consent is a defence to that, plus they're not going to wish to make a complaint and complete a statement if they were consenting to practising a martial art... Again, affray wouldn't be the appropriate offence in my opinion as unlawful violence hasn't been threatened or used against another person, both parties are consenting.
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    Fighting in the park

    Whilst both public places there is quite a clear difference, for one people are paying to go and watch an organised fight, where as in the park there are members of the public that might be alarmed about two people fighting, regardless of whether or not they are practicing martial arts there are better places to do that. It's also important to consider that parks primarily have children that are playing, and as such they could be even more likely to be alarmed and distressed by watching two people fighting. From what you've described as well they are fighting enough to cause each other injury including bleeding, as such I'd consider S5 Public order if they refused to stop, especially if there were complaints by members of the public about it.
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    Fighting in the park

    Don't think affray would really apply here as they haven't threatened unlawful violence towards another, you make the point about paying to see a boxing match, however theres a clear difference between a closed venue opposed to a local park. Could however consider S5 Public order as the behaviour could be seen to be disorderly behaviour.
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    Policing degrees Leicester or Derby

    We've been told that if they are recruiting after graduation we should be offered a position in which we'd only be required to complete 2 weeks of training which is mainly PIP level 1 I believe, no guarantees though.
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    Policing degrees Leicester or Derby

    Currently in my second year at De Montfort University, like you said as it's a practical course you'll need to submit an application for Leicestershire Police which will be sent if you're successful at getting a place on the course. You'll then have to attend an assessment centre which compromises of a group interview and spelling test, pass a fitness test, vetting and medical before being offered a position as a Special Constable. Because you apply before starting the course it means you begin training much quicker, for our cohort we started training in January and finished in June which involved a training session every Friday and occasionally some during the week (mainly during uni breaks). Alongside the practical training at HQ such as officer safety, first aid, IT systems you cover the law side at university with 6 hours worth of lectures a week in which you gain a Certificate of Knowledge in Policing (CKP) after the first year. After attesting as a special you'll then be assigned to a station and need to complete the minimum 16 hours a month of in company patrol during term times. In the second year you're then able to complete an 8 week in company period with a regular PC tutor in which you follow their shift pattern and complete the national police action checklist and upon successful completion you'll be signed off as an independent special. All in all I'm definitely enjoying the course, easy enough to fit shifts in during the week with the police and the uni side is hard work but interesting and covers a range of topics. In the second year you can pick one of two pathways which are the contemporary policing pathway and the investigative management pathway. The first focuses on critical incident management and is what I chose and you then carry on with this module into the second year. Overall it's a good course, especially because of the practical aspect you get with being a special, and the six hours worth of law input in the first year is considerably more than specials get not on the course. Even if you are unsuccessful in joining as a special the alternative course (Criminal Investigation with Policing) share all the same lectures except for the legislation module in the first year. Hopefully this summed it up for you, if you've got any other questions about the course I'm more than happy to help.
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    Written Retake

    Have you heard of the INSIDE acronym for statements, might be a useful way to structure it. IN - Introduction e.g I am ____ of ___ based at ____ S - Setting - Set the scene I - Incident D - Descriptions E - Evidence/Ending If you haven't already look at 10 point descriptions (Unfortunately there's no acronym for this to my knowledge)
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    Am I eligible to apply to any force?

    From my understanding the 6 month rule only applies to Home Office forces anyway, so you should be fine to apply.
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    About to finish my training with Leicestershire, happy to help if you have any questions.
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    Can't speak for Lancs but I know that the black stab vest is part of the new national uniform, so I'd assume they would issue black stab vests. Best of luck starting training.
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    Theft question.

    Abstracting electricity I'd say
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    Civil offence, Theft, or Fraud?

    But has person A not committed fraud by false representation as the donations on the gofundme page would have been to benefit person V in their specific circumstances.
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    Abandoning a broken bicycle in the street

    Is there a cut/broken bike lock or any discarded tools such as pliers around where the bike was first seen propped up? Depending on what is found out during speaking to them, why theyre in the area, why they would leave the bike if it was theres i might be considering a S1 stop search