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Can someone please advise me on the notice period required to resign as a police officer? Does it vary with service? 

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Normally 4 weeks / 1 month.

Depends on if your leaving on good terms.

Have known someone to make a snap decision and told them to stick the job, thrown warrant card down and emptied locker

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On ‎02‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 20:27, HURDLER1 said:

Can someone please advise me on the notice period required to resign as a police officer? Does it vary with service? 

Does not vary with service. As above 4 weeks but  do not forget any time due or A.L. owing.

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Failing probationer who wants out within the day.No point them hanging around possibly causing chaos or being a security risk.This happened 7 or 8 times when I was a divisional trainer most of them didn't want to see a sergeant let alone a boss.Quick minute sheet ,phone call to CI ops or duty inspector if out of hours, warrant card radio and gas handed in then see you  at home in a day or two to collect the rest of your kit.

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One probie I knew resigned and was put on restricted duties to serve out his notice period but actually left within a couple of working days rather than at the end of 4 weeks.  If someone is not happy and has become unmotivated they become a danger to everyone so there's no point having them hanging around.

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On ‎07‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 21:50, skydiver said:

One probie I knew resigned and was put on restricted duties to serve out his notice period but actually left within a couple of working days rather than at the end of 4 weeks.  If someone is not happy and has become unmotivated they become a danger to everyone so there's no point having them hanging around.

I agree, I have know cases where they have been told to go away and not come back and they have been paid up to the end of their months notice. They can be a liability if they stay.

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We have two probationers doing their 4 weeks notice period to leave and they even turned up for a cancel leave day for football……..they are both leaving before 15 weeks at district.

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I don't know your age or what service you've got in, but before you do anything, give a serious thought to your pension. I've known people, some who I've worked with, who have wished they had not left. It is still very hard to match the police pension.

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On 04/03/2017 at 13:25, Traffic Rat said:

Normally 4 weeks / 1 month.

Depends on if your leaving on good terms.

Have known someone to make a snap decision and told them to stick the job, thrown warrant card down and emptied locker

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I remember a PC in a Scottish force doing that some years ago and a warrant was issued for his arrest under the Police (Scotland) Act for being AWOL. He was eventually arrested and brought back under escort.  I seem to recollect that he was fined by a court and then dismissed by his chief constable. I expect similar legislation exists in England and Wales.

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On 17/05/2017 at 21:35, Westie said:

I don't know your age or what service you've got in, but before you do anything, give a serious thought to your pension. I've known people, some who I've worked with, who have wished they had not left. It is still very hard to match the police pension.

My sentiments exactly but in my experience there appears to be a decreasing number of officers who care much about their pensions or think about maters in the long term. Several I have spoken to a quite candid about the fact that they will probably not stay the distance to qualify for a pension and only entered the Police Service with a view to adding to their CV before moving on to another form of employment. 

I suspect some other occupations have the same problem and believe that an increasing number of people, mainly in the younger generation, take a short term view of life.  Just a sign of the times I suspect. 

 

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I think you are right OC but I think it's sad that there are those who see the job as just another thing to add to their cv. By the way, its good to speak with you and others again.

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