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Ygnharad last won the day on February 8 2017

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About Ygnharad

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  1. Ygnharad

    Boots and equipment

    You're more than welcome! I've been self employed and have been in pretty relaxed employment most of my life, so going from that to the police was a big shake up. My best bit of advice would be to keep your head down really. Enjoy the holiday while it lasts! Unfortunately I'm working lates across this weekend! Won't stop me from keeping an eye on the result though! I'm skeptical, but hoping for a win for god country! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Ygnharad

    Boots and equipment

    Hey jmc195! Having recently joined the job, I'll happily help you here! I wouldn't be able to suggest anything on altbergs, I chose Bates but have heard many good things about both! My recommendation would be to try every damned pair on that you can! We were advised on our first day to wear smart clothes, a suit, essentially. I went out and bought several new shirts and wore my best clothes, just to be issued with a big box including all my equipment minus body armour, radio, phone and warrant card. The equipment I was issued is as below; 2x combat/patrol trousers 6x wicking shirts 1x soft shell jacket 1x super comfy raincoat 2x Number One shirts 1x Number One trousers 1x Pair of Kevlar gloves 1x regular belt 1x tactical belt 1x CPR mask 3x utility clips 1x document pouch 1x Waterproof over trousers 1x Waterproof over hat thing 1x Tactical vest 1x High vis 1x radio pouch Hats Upon the end of my training I was issued with: 1x Radio 1x Samsung Smartphone 1x Warrant cards And everything else that you get! Things I would recommend buying: - Good socks, something like 5.11's - Better gloves, something that you can use a phone with, write with, use well - Under clothes like thermal underwear (depends when you go operational really, I use them all the time in the winter) - We got given some freebies like key chains and stuff from PMAS but if you don't get these, I would invest in them, getting keys to your locker, nick, radio locker, etc. Makes it worth keeping them safe and attached to your clothing. - Notepad for quick reference (call signs, etc) - Thermal flask if you drink as much coffee as me! - Vehicle for day one as the amount of stuff you'll be issued is a fair bit! - Document pad for taking notes during training - A good nights sleep, expect to be murdered by powerpoints - A few pinches of salt - A good sense of humour - Plenty of jokes - if your force uses Samsung devices, I'd recommend an external battery supply from somewhere like Anker, but this isn't needed for your training - A pocket full of pens - If I think of anything else, I'll let you know! Hope this helps! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Ygnharad

    Facebook & other social media

    I do not believe Facebook is harmless at all. No way. I've had all sorts of threats, abuse and what not on Facebook for things unrelated from my work life. I don't like people being able to send me messages, view my pictures or see my friends and family that easily. But similar to you, I only have my out of work friends and family and I deleted most, if not all of the people I 'know' but would not socialise with and my 'friends' see, to decrease these days the more I realise I do not speak to them. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Ygnharad

    Welcome to the Upgraded PoliceUK Forum

    Just what I wanted to hear. My concerns have been answered, I was going to offer my help to ease the IT issues previously but looks like you have got it covered. Cheers Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Ygnharad

    Welcome to the Upgraded PoliceUK Forum

    I've noticed on police.community that they are not commercially owned but owned by the founders. Who owns this forum? RAW digital media? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Ygnharad


    Turns out, mine does too! Kevlar gloves! Keep me mits warm from now on! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Ygnharad

    Spit Hoods.....

    I'm speechless..
  8. Ygnharad


    Do all forces issue the slash resistant gloves? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Ygnharad


    So who out there issues gloves and/or what gloves would you folks recommend for keeping your digits warm during the winter?
  10. Ygnharad

    Spit Hoods.....

    Hah! What a wollie, shame if he walked into a lampost!
  11. Ygnharad

    Spit Hoods.....

    Out of curiosity, is this even permitted?
  12. Ygnharad

    Facebook & other social media

    Just an update, I sent a C01 Request to 192 today and it's been picked up and will be resolved within 7 working days! About time too!
  13. Ygnharad

    Facebook & other social media

    Ironically, I was getting a lot of spam calls asking if I've been an accident and assumed it was a spam call when I got contacted by SWP offering me a position. Almost ended up out of a job!
  14. Ygnharad

    Facebook & other social media

    I have initially sent 192 an Email to remove this information, but it was simply disregarded. Seems a follow up is needed! Next on my list! Never thought of searching my tel number!
  15. Ygnharad

    Facebook & other social media

    It's concerning to say the least. I've made the decision now though, I'll be trying to get rid of my footprint online more. A simply google search reveals almost my full address! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk