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Zulu 22

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  1. Zulu 22

    Ill health retirement figures

    Someone at the Federation should be able to tell you exactly. I do not have the actuary figures anymore and would be reluctant to try. However when I was serving on the Federation almost any Federation Rep worth his salt would have been able to tell you. Your HR department should also be able to tell you. My pension comes via Kier but they can only work on figures and dates provided by HR. You appear to have 12 years in which with 7 would give you 19 years. 2/60 ths for each year which would be 36/60ths when a full pension would be 40/60ths but, as I say that is from memory with now Regs or Actuary figures available to me so, do check again with the Federation for accuracy. They do have Pension specialists among their ranks.
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    Ill health retirement figures

    Speak to your Force Federation office. They should be able to tell you exactly what you are entitled too, Medical Pension and any lump sum. I am out of date now with the new Regs but as a Fed Rep I could and did tell officers what they could expect. One lad was disappointed as I was 3p per month out on my figures. Get advice from the Fed and follow it.
  3. Ban all tools, just in case they are used by someone, other than a tradesman. Any tool can be misused, by anyone.
  4. Zulu 22

    Ill Health Pension - should I or should I not

    Keep in touch with the Federation who should support you. They can also advise you as to what you will actually get if you do take an Ill Health Pension. No one can tell you what to do or, make the decision for you. However, the main thing is your health which comes before anything else. I would imagine that being a DC would just put extra stress on your position. You do say that your Force has been fantastic and supportive. If that is so I would think that they would go along with any decision you make, and that may be employment in a less stressful role. What ever you decide I hope that you have a long and healthy future.
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    ill health retirement advice

    Firstly I am no longer an expert and up to date with the newest regulations and how your Force deal with these matters. Some are better and more understanding than others.Your Federation are their to help and should have experts who are bang up to date. Some Federations have access to free Legal consultations ate their offices, if yours is one I would seek this. I would also advise that you follow the advice of your Federation. It could be that your Force may, eventually, offer you a medical retirement but, I would think that they would only do that if all other avenues have been visited. That would probably mean redeployment, as it must be something that you can do. Remember that you have only 16 years service and that if you do take redeployment all the time will add to any future medical pension. Unfortunately the Force have the upper hand at the moment because you have already dropped to half pay and eventually will drop to basis SSP from the benefits. I would suggest that redeployment would be better than that. If the redeployment does not work out you have not lost anything but would possibly strengthen your position for a Medical retirement. What ever you do use the Federation and all the assistance that they can offer. Sorry I cannot help any further because I am no longer an expert in this field. The Federation do have access to Legal Firms who have expertise in this field. I would advise that you search for the web site on Police Injury on duty and medicals https://pipiniod.weebly.com/. They have a forum, which you can join, which has many experts who contribute and it would be a little more in detail than what this site may be able to offer. Take care and I hope that your conditions and help prove fruitful.
  6. Zulu 22

    Pension Politics

    Them best people to ask are your force Federation officers. They should have that information to hand and should be able to assist. I am out of date with the Regs now but when serving I would have been able to tell you. A lot depends on your Force as some are considerate and some the opposite.
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    Protecting a crime scene

    I would have used Obstructing a Police Officer in the execution of his duty.
  8. Zulu 22

    NSL leeway of 1mph

    He does not appear to be the sharpest tool in the box. Tool he is but not the sharpest.
  9. Zulu 22

    Career advice

    Not Met ex GMP. I was in the Met on a course for 3 months. Loved the course absolutely hated the Met. I could not wait to be on the M6 on the way home. Traffic, travelling and living in the Met is horrendous. My advice is do not do it. You will become a better all round officer where you are. There are always opportunities where ever you serve, must depends on hard work and the right opportunities. Remember the saying "Out of the frying pan into the fire"
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    Shows how many people cannot drive and have forgotten all they were taught.
  11. The Met lads in the Met were amazed at the amount and varied work that we did. I think that all we did was deal with the odd shoplifter and th occasional common assault.
  12. You do not have to worry as there certainly is organised crime in the GMP area. I have not worked in the Metropolitan area but have attended the Met CID training. I will be quite honest I could not wait to get out of the smoke. We also found that we had a greater spectrum of work and in many cases a bigger work load. I am not sure whether you would transfer immediately into CID as you may have to transfer into uniform to prove yourself. You will find that officers, like elsewhere will be supportive but, do not be offended if you get referred to as "That Southern Jessie" It is all banter. Serving in GMP is a large spectrum of Policing between City Centre, Town centre and rural Policing. Area's of Wigan, Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside, Stockport, Trafford all have their own individualities. I do not know if you are married with family, or single. If you are married then your family would have to be fully supportive and research where you want to live as a base. What ever you decide, good luck to you, you Sothern Jessie.
  13. Zulu 22

    Ill health Pension 24 years Service

    Have you consulted the Federation as they should be fighting this for you. It is worth visiting the web site www.pipin.org.uk they have a lot of information regarding sickness medical and injury retirements. They also have a Forum for officers affected by similar.
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    Fail to provide after hospital procedure

    Cannot understand why, but then I suspect that you would get several different decisions from several different CPSA's. I have had similar and it was just because the particular CPS did not want a fight in court. They may have had a drinks party lined up.
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    Relax, it should be no problem at all. Hope everything goes alright for you.
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    Will my spent conviction hold me back

    It will always be a black mark pointing towards irresponsibility, and a lot depends on the circumstances but, each application is dealt with on its merits and this varies from Force to Force. The conviction and points will always be on record at DVLA. You will have to show that you have matured and reformed over the last few years. Good luck anyway.
  17. Yes, ours should have done but they were too busy.
  18. I'm have never known one Det. Insp. attend hospital for a GBH case let alone two. If the case was serious enough then they might, might get a D.Sgt, and D/C. It is usually the lower ranks that do all the donkey work, usually D.C's but occasionally a D.S. D.I.'s are usually in the office to supervise over seeing cases and admin.
  19. So you would be able to do better, I wish you good luck, you will need it.
  20. And of course your contribution to standing up and being counted is. ......... Try bring a Federation Rep if you are disatisfied. There is an old saying about put up or,
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    Proofreader query on ranks

    Full title Detective Superintendent, or shortened Det. Supt. They cannot shorten it to D.S. because of Sergeants. Detective Chief Superintendent = Det.Ch.Supt. Detective Chief Inspector = D.C.I. Detective Inspector = D.I. Detective Sergeant = D.S. Detective Constable = D.C.
  22. Zulu 22


    You should not be leaving your laptop lying around.
  23. They used to have number plates at the front but this was scrapped in the 1970's as it was deemed that they were dangerous. As ReasonableMan says you need to lobby your MP. If it is any consolation I do not know of many Police Officers who do not hold the same opinion. It always makes me laugh when they describe it as Moped Crime, it is not. It is perhaps Motor Scooter Crime. A moped is something until 50cc which can also be propelled by pedals and usually accelerated from 0 to 10mp in about 6 minutes, and that is with pedal assistance.
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    Mopeds on motorways

    It summarises the Law and the prohibition on vehicles and use is post on the Motorway signs. When a person applies for a driving licence they confirm that they are conversant with the Highway Code, which can be replied on to support evidence for a multitude of offences. It also lists offences with the statue relating to it.
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    Mopeds on motorways

    Read your highway code it is all in there. The highway code is the book that everyone who holds a licence has declared that they know and abide by.