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After three and a half years in the Met I would like to do some slow time reading towards doing my skippers, what is the recommended read to get me started?

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Nina.

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After three and a half years in the Met I would like to do some slow time reading towards doing my skippers, what is the recommended read to get me started?

Thanks

Nina.

Start by reading Winsors proposals. You may well decide that studying for another career would be more beneficial.
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Start by reading Winsors proposals. You may well decide that studying for another career would be more beneficial.

I know, it is looking very grim especially once Olympics is over....oh well will just have to see what happens I am definately keeping my options open though.

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I know, it is looking very grim especially once Olympics is over....oh well will just have to see what happens I am definately keeping my options open though.

Ok. Tell me, does the Met still have G.O? I have been retired for over 13 years now but if it still exists, that would be an excellent start once you have finished Winsor's report.

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Ok. Tell me, does the Met still have G.O? I have been retired for over 13 years now but if it still exists, that would be an excellent start once you have finished Winsor's report.

G O?

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G O?

Oh dear. They have obviously done away with it. Perhaps a version is now on computer but it used to be a very large book with a black cover; about 12" (300mm) by 8" (200mm) and about 4" (100mm) thick. It was called General Orders, normally shortened to G.O.

The sergeants exam used to be based on selected parts of G.O. and the whole of the I.B. (a much smaller book called Instruction Book). The inspector's exam was for the whole of G.O. and I used to know every word of it.

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Called me old fashioned but studying the law is always a good idea. I found that helped with both the Sgts & Insps exams. :clap:

I agree. In fact I would consider it essential. Even if they produced an exam without any law questions, you sure will need that knowledge, frequently, if you pass the exam.

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Read PACE, yes the actual book!! Read it again with a highlight pen and highlight using onr colour for sgts another for insp and then Supt. Learn detention times back to front. In fact just learn PACE and this will be an excellent start to your study. It took me 4 years, every year i bought the books and started studying for 2 weeks then got bored and stopped, one year i just kept on studying....Good luck!!

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If you fancy a go at the exam then buying the National Investigators Exam workbook is a good idea as a gentle start ...

The NIE workbook takes you through the main bits of the NIE syllabus (which is half the PC-PS syllabus) slowly and carefully to ensure you understand it.

The NIE workbook, together with say Police Pass Crammer books (which I found best), the Blackstones manuals (boring but essential) and computer questions (around £50 for 3000) did it for me. I used Advance training 3 times for questions having tried Ical, Detail Technologies and Blackstones online.

Blackstones online are good but I found simpler than the actual exams - the nearest I have found was Advance training which has a good interface and explains where you went wrong ... if you did.

The above worked for me on the PC-PS, NIE and PS-Insp ... but to be fair everyone has their own ways.

The more effort put in the better the result - normally. Be dedicated and structured and you *should* get a good result :)

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Are Rapid Results still around?

I failed a couple of times and then PACE came in so I thought I'd better do some proper learning in the new stuff. Passed Sgts and then Insp's first time with RR.

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Are Rapid Results still around?

I failed a couple of times and then PACE came in so I thought I'd better do some proper learning in the new stuff. Passed Sgts and then Insp's first time with RR.

Don't think so ...

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Where is the best / cheapest place to buy Blackstones manuals for Sgts exam study. Seriously considering going for it after 11 years in the job!!

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