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  1. Rocket

    Motion Sickness

    Recruitment Query Not Permitted On Your Account This has been posted in the wrong area of the forum. Your account does not have an active membership or a current Recruitment Pass. You must post your topic in the Recruitment Area or Force Specific Areas of our forum Recruitment Pass A Recruitment Pass can be purchased for 1 month (£2.50) or 3 months (£6) and is renewable. During its active period you will be able to create as many topics and make as many replies as you like in the Force Specific Areas and the Recruitment sections of our forum. CLICK HERE to purchase a Recruitment Pass Membership Plans You can purchase an annual Silver Membership Package for just £15 which will give you unrestricted access to the Recruitment Sections and to all of the Force Specific Areas. We also include access to the exclusive VIP areas. Click HERE to see all of the benefits of a Membership Package. We also have our Gold Membership which gives global Gold Membership across all four of our forums and is a one time lifetime fee and we even throw in a FREE mug. Forums included are www.police.community, www.ukpoliceonline.co.uk, www.policespecials.com and www.policeuk.com CLICK HERE to purchase a Membership Plan This thread has been locked as the original poster has posted this in an area of the forum where it is not permitted and their account does not currently have the required permissions.
  2. A bit pointless and 'Walty' to own and use these (as well as being completely uneconomical!) What people tend to do is reprogram them onto the 70cm ham band (430 - 440Mhz) and then use them in DMO mode or put them on PMR446 or the LPD band. The law changed as regards the non removable antenna on PMR446, as long as the ERP from the antenna is still 500mW it doesn't matter if it's removable or not.
  3. Rocket

    Spitting in shopping centre

    I'd say it's the duty managers problem to deal with himself and stop wasting police time.
  4. Rocket

    Copblocking tips

    I am not happy with the practice of "Cop blocking" Wikipedia explains it thusly;
  5. Rocket

    Potter's Police Videos

    Been filmed loads of times, don't mind it at all. A particular incident involved some hunt saboteurs who were filming me and my colleague, they went ballistic when they thought my colleague was filming them as it was against their ooman rights apparently.
  6. Rocket

    New Management

    I'm not sure about this. It's the equivalent of having a direct entry CC with no experience of policing. Has this happened in any other force that you know of?
  7. Durham is making sure its volunteer officers can access help without having to pay for it. Durham Special Constabulary Chief Officer Dale Checksfield says the move shows specials are valued Date - 21st December 2016 By - Ian Weinfass - Police Oracle A force has decided to pay for injury and mental health rehabilitation for its special constables. Durham Constabulary recently covered the costs of SC Peter Hetherington’s treatment at the unit in Auchterarder, Perth. The special, the first from an English force to be treated there, had detached and severed his ankle ligaments while trying to arrest a drunk and abusive man in Durham town centre. He had an operation to reconstruct the joint and needed three months off work. The Police Treatment Centres offers rehabilitation to serving and retired officers, specials, PCSOs and detention officers in the north of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, British Transport Police, Civil Nuclear and Ministry of Defence Police. To be eligible for treatment, personnel need to make regular contributions of about £1.30 per week. But the north east force has agreed to cover the costs of specials’ treatment at no charge to the individuals themselves. Regulars still have to pay in for treatment, but they are also covered for injuries picked up off duty. Retired officers need to pay 65p per week. Durham specials’ Chief Officer Dale Checksfield said: “The physical and mental wellbeing of our staff, including special constables, is a high priority for Durham Constabulary. "Special constables operating on the frontline face the same risks as their paid counterparts and in the unfortunate event that they are injured in the execution of their duty it is only right that they are afforded the same rehabilitative care. "This latest step forward strengthens an already strong bond between Durham and PTCs and will ensure our special constables have the confidence that the contributions they make are valued." The force says it has worked with HMRC to ensure there is no tax liability for the specials from being part of the scheme. SC Hetherington is the first volunteer officer from England or Wales to receive treatment at the PTCs. Specials, along with PCSOs and detention officers, were only made eligible to get help from there in January. In a statement he said: "The treatment here has been fantastic and just as importantly I now have so many pointers to take away with me to keep my rehabilitation going." The PTCs hope other forces will follow Durham's lead on the issue. http://www.policeoracle.com/news/special_constabulary/2016/Dec/21/constabulary-to-pay-for-specials--treatment_93729.html
  8. Indeed, worth lots of money just like my vinyl collection! My house is full of books, it's nice to pick one up that I read years ago and have a re-read.
  9. Rocket

    Chitty Chat

    Erm... Hello?
  10. Rocket

    BBC: Voters' well-being 'key to election success'

    Moved to Real World.
  11. Rocket

    BBC: Sex worker mums

    Moved to Real World.
  12. Rocket

    BBC: Across the waves

    Moved to Real World.