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    We are happy for this topic to continue providing you read and understand the below. LEGAL DISCLAIMER Our standard disclaimer: This forum is not intended as a legal advice drop-in centre. The forum disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability or availability of information or material on this site, including - but not limited to - any documents available for download. Please note that comments and advice given here with the best of intentions by the host, moderators or other users of the forum may not be correct, and that any advice given, in particular advice on the law and its application, is no substitute for personal legal advice from a solicitor.
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    How are Raids planned

    Without wishing to appear rude - I doubt very much that you will receive many answers on this topic, given a lot of it is operationally secure information. Typically raids will come from intelligence that's been received either by the police, other service or the public. From that a team will put together a plan, bringing in the correct officers for the raid and that will then be passed out to officers to execute - it's that simple. :-)
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    Exam to enter the police

    I'll explain the recruitment process so you can see how to fit this into your book. The candidate will submit an online application to the force of their choice, this is quite lengthy. The candidate will then be shortlisted. The candidate is then invited to a SEARCH assessment centre (details of which can be found on the link below) http://recruit.college.police.uk/Officer/after-I-apply/Pages/Constables-Assessment-Centre.aspx The candidate will initially receive an email explaining if they have passed or failed, they will then receive some post within a fortnight or so which will give feedback. The candidate will attend a fitness test which is a bleep test on a 15m track to level 5.4. They will have 3 attempts with a 6 week staging should the candidate fail. If after the 3 attempt they will be removed from the process. The candidate is then invited to a final interview with their force. (This is not the case for every force and is force dependant) The candidate will received an email with the outcome. Medical, the applicant is invited to a medical where they will be checked over by a doctor or nurse to make sure they are medically fit enough for the role. Depenant on the outcome, they will be accepted or withdrawn. Vetting - The applicant will be vetted for the role of a police officer. Should the applicant pass all states then they will be emailed to advise that they will progress to police officer training and they will be sent a copy of their formal offer of employment to sign and return to the relevant force.
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    When police answers phone calls

    BT have live operators taking calls so it's not automated. The operator will state "999, what emergency service do you require". If the caller says Police, then naturally it will go to the police, however if they say Ambulance and fire, police and ambulance or fire and police then the call will automatically be put through to the police and they will then contact the other agencies once an incident report has been taken. Dependant on whats taking place the operator will immediately take the address from the caller then put on a brief couple of lines on to their systems before sending the log off to a dispatcher who will have an emergency response officer attend as soon as possible. I certainly wouldn't dial 999 unless you have a genuine need for an emergency service.
  5. I too agree with this. I would certainly raise this with not only your line manager but I would take this higher especially given the issues that you have mentioned that have caused you to feel like this. Don't panic about the force psychiatrist, at the end of the day they are there to look after you and your mental health.
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    When police answers phone calls

    If you are referring to a 999 call being made then the process is that it is first connected to BT who ask which service you require, if the caller then says Police it will be connected to whatever force area they are actually. The callhandler will then take the call from BT automatically and typically will state their force name and ask what their emergency is. IE North Yorkshire Police, whats you're emergency? If this was a 101 call (non-emergency) then a callhander would just answer saying their force name and how can they help. It's worth noting that every call handler (whether emergency or non-emergency) will have their own style of answering a call. For most contact centres it will be police staff answering calls and not police officers. If it's an interdepartmental call then typically the person answering will say their rank, surname and department. In terms of ranks: The only difference being if somebody has been made a detective they will have 'D' instead of P. So: Police Constable - PC = Detective Constable - DC Police Sergeant - PS = Detective Sergeant - DS Inspector - Insp = Detective Inspector - DI Chief Inspector - CH Insp = Detective Chief Inspector - DCI Superintendent - Supt = Detective Superintendent - DSupt Chief Superintendent - CH Supt = Detective Chief Superintendent - DCS Hope this helps. XA84
  7. They don't actually hold any particular use in terms of the radio but it's actually a straw protector for bottles that stops date rape drugs being slipped into bottles whilst your out partying. It just so happens that they fit airwaves terminals too. If you still want one you can find more information here http://www.spikey.co.uk/ or via amazon.
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    Cloned Number Plates

    Unless the police come across the vehicle itself then there is very little they can do. You've reported it to them so you should be excluded from anything that happens whilst these people use your plate. I've had it done to me and was told to inform the DVLA too who advised that they would keep a record of the matter. If you see the plate make sure you ring the police they can deal with it for you.