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  1. jmc195

    Case files

    Could someone be so kind to tell me all the MG forms required for a case file? I know you need court prints for people involved both sides of the case but what is the purpose of using a PNC print?
  2. Hi, if someone has a licence but is driving without third party insurance, would you also report them for driving otherwise than in accordance as well as no insurance or just for no insurance? I've heard differing stories. Much appreciated !
  3. First of all I do apologise for the following barrage of questions. In the last couple of weeks of my initial training and I'm going over my weakest area and there's a few things I need answering/help with. Firstly, driving without a licence and insurance. I have noticed both of these offences are on the list for TOR's. But I've been told by some people that you report for a summons instead of issuing the TOR and letting someone else decide. Any thoughts on this? Say if someone had a licence but no insurance then I guess a TOR would be appropriate and a seizure of course. But if a driver had neither DL/insurance would a TOR not be appropriate as that's two offences ? Secondly, having no MOT results in the issue of a fixed penalty notice. So let's say an officer issues the notice but it is impracticable for the driver to book an MOT on the spot or to leave their car in a safe place until one is booked (live out the area). Then technically every time they drive that vehicle they are committing a fresh offence so how would you deal with that situation ? Lastly, if a drink-driver departs their car and enters a house what power of entry do we have? Would sect 17cover it only if there has been an accident ? Thanks in advance sorry for being a pain!!
  4. jmc195

    First Post Mortem

    Thank for the reply. Someone else told me to apply some vick's that seems like a good idea. Although initially I'm not going to because I want to experience that smell so I know what to look for in future experiences as I've never seen a corpse before and I've heard there's no other smell like it. In in regards to the visual factor I think that could be something I find difficult I don't think I'll know how I'll deal with that until the day.
  5. Was told yesterday that next Monday I would be watching a PM and getting a talk from the pathologist. Part of our 24 week initial course currently in week 17. Any tips
  6. In my initial training right now soon to be heading out with a tutor. Just wondered how much of a difference does shift allowance make? Going onto a 4 on 4 off shift pattern (12hrs). Also do new recruits move to the next pay scale 12 months from joining or is it once they've completed probabtion? Thanks.
  7. Any particular place that these could be purchased? Will discuss with my force. Thanks for the reply
  8. I've noticed an all black GB flag on a few officers body armour and thought it looked very smart. Is this something that is optional and you have to take upon yourself or is stitched into the material as standard? Cheers!
  9. jmc195

    Boots and equipment

    Visited the Alt-berg factory today, bought the peacekeeper aqua's very comfy. Were £160 but got them for £105 with police discount- not bad at all. Time to break them in.
  10. jmc195

    Boots and equipment

    Thanks for such a great and super fast reply ! Really appreciate the detail. So much kit... might have to clear out my wardrobe! Really excited to start now it's so close, just a nice little holiday to Mexico to endure first :). Again, thanks for the response, but, can you please not ruin the grand slam hopes this coming Saturday tea time ?
  11. Hi, due to start my training in the near future and I have a few questions. Firstly, is there a certain pair of Altbergs that people would recommend? I'm going to visit the Richmond warehouse in North Yorkshire this weekend. Secondly, I've had my uniform fitting, will this be issued on the first week of training? And finally other than uniform what equipment is actually issued, are there other things you would recommend purchasing? Thanks!
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    How'd it go mate ?
  13. jmc195

    Vetting appeal dismissed

    Could you expand on that? Do you mean activity on social media websites such as Facebook or something else ? Thanks.
  14. jmc195


    I think one of the most important aspects for the interview is to try and remain calm and come across as being relaxed and confident. Goes without saying being relaxed will enable you to put forward your best answers and articulate them well. Personally I was confident because I knew I'd prepared really well and it sounds like you are doing just that. Learn the forces structure briefly and it's aims for the forseable future. Learn how the force is doing in relation to crime and try and include some figures/percentages in answers. " I can see from my research the force's rate of crime has increased overall since 2015 by 7%, I would like to be part of the team to tackle this and reduce crime in the area" " I think the force is showing good iniatives through its website to help engage with the public. One being the publication of senior officers expenses. I think this shows great transparency which is vital in being able to build strong relationships with communities" ect ect. ( check forces website and Police and crime commissioners) . This demonstrates that you've done your research. Has your force recently had a review by HMIC? Look into that and the response from the force of improvements they'll make. Be professional at all times from the moment you arrive and be polite. The panel of officers/HR who interview you may ask if you have any questions for them at the end. Definitely take this opportunity. But avoid the usual " when will I hear back?" which they will get after every interview. Ask some questions about their current roles in the force and show interest. Oh, try and have a few practice interviews before with various different people. Preparation really is key to this process. Good luck, hope you pass!