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INPT or Response

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Hello all,

I'm not a serving officer, but I believe that PCs generally work either Neighbourhood policing or Response now, at least in GMP, if not all over the UK?

I wondered which role most PCs choose, response or neighbourhood? I know this will be a personal choice dependant upon a number of factors but I wondered if there was more competition for one over the other?

As I understand it, response officers cover the 24hr period whereas neighbourhood officers cover 07.00-00.00 (no shifts between 00.00 and 07.00). 

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That's not the case in all forces, in fact I don't think that's the case in the vast majority of forces. There are response roles, neighbourhood, investigation departments not to mention a wide range of other specialist roles such as intelligence, operations. As for shifts, response do a 24 hours pattern but neighbourhood teams in some places do work into the night as part of their normal shift pattern. As a PC I preferred response, due to the greater variety, pace and more dynamic nature of the role. 


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