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  1. Beaker

    Special Sergeants Exam

    I'd disagree with totally getting rid of supervisory grades. You're still going to need people who are willing to spend time making sure PDPs are done to cover people for IPS certification. Regular supervisors are busy enough without having to do that, unless they're going to appoint one for each location/area that Specials are posted to with that as their job. Similarly Tutor Constables have enough to do already I'd think.
  2. Beaker

    Special Sergeants Exam

    It would have to be cut back from the proper one, and be VERY clear that there is still no authority over any regs. I was discussing something similar with a reg recently. it's HARD to get those three stripes, you're worked hard, you're put under pressure and you really do earn them.
  3. Beaker

    Tax question with reimbursements?

    We're claiming 46p per mile, and £5 sustenance per duty in Lancs. I believe they negotiated this with the tax man to avoid any issues relating to tax. You can't claim uniform cleaning allowance though. As we don't get paid we can't have it offset against our tax code.
  4. Beaker

    Bottle of liquid found in street

    A nerve agent is also far less likely than say, a White Lightning bottle full of pee, or a beer bottle in the middle of the road. I'd suggest for every few million half drunk bottles of beer chucked in the road there is dangerous substance. There is being mindful of risk, and being aware that the risks are FAR lower than The Daily Express is telling us Marcus.
  5. Beaker

    Bottle of liquid found in street

    Possibly, but I do that every time I put my stab vest on and walk out on NTE duty, or every call I attend where someone reports an argument I could end up with a knife in my guts, or a bat round my head. On balance we place ourselves in dangerous situations on a fairly regular basis, and worrying about it all the time is pointless.
  6. Beaker

    Bottle of liquid found in street

    I'd chuck it in the bin if it was causing a danger. same as I would have previously.
  7. Beaker


    Falls under PSA, and it is an offence to supply. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016/2/section/5/enacted
  8. Beaker

    Pocket Notebook Queries

    All my own "work" there. He was unhappy with the quality of the free taxi ride afterwards.
  9. Beaker

    Pocket Notebook Queries

    Odd, we got issued a leather PNC cover. My PNB is still slightly dogged up, and has blood on the pages though.
  10. Beaker

    2017 Applications are open

    Chief Officer announced this morning they would be opening up applications on December 1st.
  11. Not sure, I know a couple of serving coppers who have second jobs, but I think they needed to get someone's permission to do it. Check The Police Regulations, and see if your force allows it.
  12. Bingo. You can gamble, you can bet, you can play bingo if that floats your boat. However you can't have an income from a gambling business, or plan on having an income from one.
  13. It's clearer if you take it as " have an interest in obtaining a gambling licence, or currently have a gambling licence".
  14. Beaker

    Dutysheet app

    That would be interesting, but likely futile. MS have basically abandoned Windows Phones now, and supposedly the next update will be "Full" windows instead of Windows Phone 10. I liked WP, and it was awesome. 7 and 8 were great, but they started taking features out rather than adding new ones. I swapped my Lumia 930 out for an LG Flex2, and now a Huawei P9 because I was getting annoyed at MS.
  15. Beaker

    distant family with convictions

    I declared a relative with a conviction for Possession with Intent. They looked into it, and as I have little to do with him vetting passed me. I think it's on a case by case basis.