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  2. Techie1

    Police resources for emergency

    Different police forces get involved too sometimes, called mutual aid. (or is that what everyone meant by department?)
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  4. skydiver

    Police resources for emergency

    Like RM said yes. Different departments regularly provide back up to other departments, duties get extended, rest days get cancelled, people get calls at home....
  5. skydiver

    Basic Training Gear

    You won't need any extra bits as you should be supplied with all the basic kit you need. Good luck with the application.
  6. Reasonable Man

    Police resources for emergency

    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Say you had an emergency, like a large fire or a terrorist incident, and there weren't enough police on duty to cover it, what would happen then? Would officers be called in from home? Or from a different police department? Would desk officers have to get involved (eg in patrols)? And would everyone (even those who were off duty) be expected to work until the emergency was resolved? Many thanks! Dan
  8. Matthew Swailes

    Basic Training Gear

    Hi Guys Im currently in the application process but if I make it through does anyone have any tips on what " Extra Gear " to take with you to training e.g. Laptop etc?
  9. billysboots

    Marker on car

    Presumably when you and your car have been searched, the reason for the search has been explained to you? What grounds for searching have been given? Have you not been offered and given a copy of the search record?
  10. XA84

    Marker on car

    Well that would be my first port of call to speak with them. Have you recently had your number plates cloned and reported it to the police, using illegal plates or have they explained why you were stopped?
  11. SunshineyMood

    Marker on car

    No as it's happened in another area too Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. XA84

    Marker on car

    Hi @SunshineyMood, I have taken the liberty of moving your post to a more apt place as you had posted in the news section. Have you spoken with the force in question, for instance attended at the station to clarify why this may be and what you can do about this?
  13. SunshineyMood

    Marker on car

    Hi all Three times in eight weeks we have been stopped by the police in our car & each time we get searched. How can we stop this from happening? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks a lot! Much appreciated.
  15. Yes and it happens all the time, although there are rules and restrictions on some of the things we can do. Your point about the phone trace for example would require a RIPA authority which has to come from a Superintendent. It ranges from a shop lifter where we might get witness statements and CCTV, followed by identifying them then using various means to find and address and to locate them, to surveillance of a gang where we have to gather a lot of evidence prior to arrest to try to get as many of the members as possible without tipping off other suspects.
  16. Hi there! Say the police are investigating a crime, and they suspect someone to be involved, do they need to tell that person they are under investigation? Could they, for example, collate evidence or interview others about their involvement, without telling them? Could they do something more intrusive (such as put a trace on their phone) without informing them they are being investigated? Many thanks Dan
  17. John101999

    Cancel Rest DAY - 1st Day from Nights

    Federation not interested, the response from them was a history lesson from the Secretary about what is expected from officers in this day in age, he turns out many times for PSU and it is all part & parcel of the job so just accept it..........what a disgrace.
  18. billysboots

    How are Raids planned

    Our raids are planned? Who would have thought it?
  19. Zulu 22

    Cancel Rest DAY - 1st Day from Nights

    John, what you have described appears to be within the Regulations although not in the spirit. What it does smack of is lack of planning by the supervision and especially the Scales, duty roster office, or what ever each forces refers to. As I am out of date with the latest Regulations updates I would suggest that you check with your Federation Office who can make representations. The Federation have fought for years over matters such as this with much success but sadly it is difficult to fight when the Command are acting within the Regs because they are incapable of planning in advance, The only time that something like that should happen is in some form of unplanned National emergency. The only time I can think of that being justified was in the various, so called, spontaneous riots which left planning very difficult. I would add that in those situations officers recognised and accepted such necessary measures, but it has to be said that management often fail to plan very well indeed.
  20. Traffic Rat

    Cancel Rest DAY - 1st Day from Nights

    Well at least it's the next one after Nights. Nothing to stop them giving you that one off and then cancelling the 2nd day off and your then 6pm until when ever. Sent from my COL-L29 using Tapatalk
  21. skydiver

    Cancel Rest DAY - 1st Day from Nights

    That is one massive mickey take and apart from expressing my sympathies I can't add any useful answer.
  22. I am interested to hear from any Forces or Fed reps about management cancelling an officers First REST day after coming off nights, surely there must be a health & safety issue here. The Regs might allow this to happen but should it be allowed to happen, against officers welfare & health issues. We are finishing our last night shift at 07-00am and being told to be on duty at 6pm, that day. Surely in this day in age the Federation should be fighting for this day to be protected.............If management carry on like this I will not be alive to see my retirement, I am over 50 now and knackered in the job. Are management using & abusing officers in others Forces!!!!!
  23. 2wheelerbee

    Portable cordless angle grinders and crime

    By your own comment, half decent thieves would work around any regulation, but then the less than half decent thieves would not so regulation does work and as Tesco would say every little helps. My point is that there is no need to hand it on a plate, make them work for it. You won't stop a determined criminal but why make is easy for them? When you pay out a lot of money for security items and you can defeat them quickly with a battery operated angle grinder (not a grinding wheel on a drill mind you it would take much longer with this!) it does suck and discount vendors, whose main line is selling food should take some social responsibility. Ok, you can't undo the invention but sell them at a premium price and via a trades suppler don't give them away.
  24. Oscar_24

    Room for rent?

    Good afternoon all. Had a conditional for December for TX area. I am looking to see who needs the money if you got a spare room. Be great to share with those in the job. Only looking for a single room, double be great. Be going home on RD. This topic going across a few forums TYIA Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
  25. Oscar_24

    Essex police trousers - where to buy?

    Patrol store or I got a couple pairs from local market if you have one? Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
  26. skydiver

    Essex police trousers - where to buy?

    Don't Essex Police supply you with a uniform when you start? IIRC I got 2 pairs of trousers and 6 shirts which was enough for a set of shifts so assuming you get something similar that should be enough for you as well.
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