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  1. Our force actually came up with a good idea, beggars belief but they have. We have something called Triage cars. Basically The Mental Health Triage scheme sees West Midlands Police officers joined in an unmarked car by psychiatric nurses and paramedics to answer calls from those believed to be suffering from mental ill health. A simple idea that I can't believe isn't a national thing. Is this a help?
  2. I would argue the increase is more in line of folk being more risk averse. With the IPCC forever eager to get involved it's a case of bottom covering.
  3. This part made me smile !" Policing Minister Brandon Lewis said: "This Government has protected police funding, through the 2015 spending review. "There can be no excuse for any force that fails to deliver on its obligations. Those identified as inadequate or requiring improvement must take HMIC's findings very seriously and I expect to see rapid improvement
  4. Seriously, promotion. So going to a Dept that was initially set up to assist uniform is now a promotion. Well I never. Who ever uses these words are seriously deluded. Attending a six week CID course should not by any stretch of the imagination be thought as such. In our force we've now got our Collision Investigation Officers attending such courses and achieving the accreditation. Excellent and fair play to them I say, but to then try and tell me they are promoted is way too much. Or is it only considered that if they were plain clothes and sit in the CID office? Or is the two year magic period and then you no longer are a T/DC but DC? I did try CID in my youthful days. More a look see from my perspective as I didn't really know what they did. Now I do, and it's not a job that I would ever want. I can see a need for them, of course I can, but there are numerous specialist depts that require extra training and studying, there is even talk of a National Accreditation for Traffic Officers, yet if you go on them are you considered promoted? However, I can see that there are some folk on here who are sensitive over opinions, so I shall now keep em to myself.
  5. Cheese, one of the funniest posts I've read on here. Extra skill and responsibility. Brilliant.
  6. Not the judges, but the FBU. Seems they have lost.
  7. I read that and thought, that's a gaffer talking if ever I've heard one.
  8. This is what I'm afraid of cheese, it will be a race to the bottom. I wonder how those officers with full protection will feel with a couple of years or less to go if, and I appreciate it's an if, the Govt say "Righto, we tried to help but have this instead". Will those officers who challenged feel rather pleased with themselves? Will they be eternally grateful that there is no discrimination?
  9. Sounds like a plan mate. Two years to go for me (I shall be 49 when I finish) and I've no idea what I want to do next. Other than no more outside in the rain silliness, no night shifts and two days a week will be plenty.
  10. Our CC agreed to it. Woohooo, however, our head finance man says no way can the force afford it. Equally, if they offer it they are afraid of the high amount of folk who would ask. So, it's a no go.
  11. If it was a rest day, then yes, you would indeed need the 90 days unless exigencies of duty (which in our force rather oddly means a football match that has been moved by Sky TV). However, the OP says that his/her shift is rostered to work that particular bank holiday anyway. Hence they can indeed be made to work the bank holiday without the need of the 90 days.
  12. I think it's fair to say that this particular C.I has used the name of the Fed in vain regards this one. She may well be a Fed Rep, but I don't think for one moment that she is speaking for National Fed, and I'd be amazed that they were OK with what appears to be them asking for a relaxation on the rules.
  13. Well, I passed my fitness today. Our force does the Chester step test. All went swimmingly well.
  14. Erm, you can easily do both mate. Most fed reps do.
  15. Perhaps saying the Remainics have nothing to prove is a little disingenuous. To my mind they have to prove that our country would have been better staying in, whilst we winners have to prove we are better out. Quite how one does this, would I presume depend on a definition. However, encouraging news I presume, which perhaps I shouldn't, that your happy about free trade deals if they come to fruition? Would you consider that a win or a loss ? And to whom?