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hiramabif last won the day on August 25 2017

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  1. hiramabif

    When police answers phone calls

    Never made the dizzy heights of DC but would answer with good evening( etc) station name and then my rank (pc) full name and regardless of what they wanted always thanked them for calling at the end of the conversation.I have a reasonably unusual surname so when an Inspector with the same christian name and surname as me came to my town there was a fair bit of confusion.Also every call in and out of the police systems( every extension) was recorded on a system called ( in my force) marathon at my time of leaving in 2015.So a few came a cropper one way or another with that for various reasons.
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    Policing the Paranormal

    I am in touch with him and will make him aware of this thread .Its up to him from there if he wants to speak of it to you.He is a proper common sense bloke who is convinced he saw a ufo that night.
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    Policing the Paranormal

    Only story I have is a friend a PC finished duty at 02.00 hrs and on the way home 'saw' a ufo over the village pub.He rang the nick to call it in, I dont know what we would have done.Anyway he remains convinced to this day its what he saw.A few years later I started jesting with him about it and he wasnt happy.He would pass a lie detector that he saw a OFO over the Griffin Pub that night! He is no bullshooter either!.
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    Enhanced DBS - need advice

    Now retired from police.I have two of these done per year due to 2 part time jobs that require full DBS. The categories are Police records of convictions cautions reprimands and warnings. Information from the list held under section 142 on the education act 2002. DBS childrens barred list information. DBS adults barred list information Other relevant information disclosed at the chief police officers discretion. So the caution will show up ( they last on the police national computer until you are 99 years old). The incident with your son probably nothing to worry about. In short to you.Its down to who ever sees the form and what they make of your caution but it will come up.
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    Annoying as things can be.The police have no time to even cover immediate calls and they try and keep a lid on terrorism ( somehow).
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    SC - Appeal Process/Rights On Vetting?

    Having worked in specials recruitment (05-08) I would suggest you let it go and accept you may never know the reasons.I had one applicant who was a lovely fella who was very immature in interview and we had to say no ( not saying thats you).Things happen for a reason.If things go wrong for an officer the consequences can be extremely dire and very quickly so.I know someone who ended up in jail over a basic punch up that went wrong.He still protests his innocence and has written a book on it ( A Fair Cop Michael Bunting ).Your rejection could be a blessing in disguise good luck.
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    Ill Health Retirement/ Annual leave

    To save you the trouble.I was off with ptsd for 14 months before medical retirement (with this and other issues) a few months before my "actual" date of retirement and my force was amazing by the way. I had loads of leave and a major amount of accrued time of in in leave aka toil as I was in a job that didnt officially have an overtime budget for the last 7 years.( multi agency).They paid me every penny as per the police regulations on my final pay slip.So hope this helps. In my case the police service was brilliant to me when I became too ill to work in 2015.
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    Ill Health Retirement/ Annual leave

    You will get paid out.If you want more info PM me.
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    DBS certificate

    Just had one done and it now will only go to you.It used to be both but it changed recently .Your employer will take a photocopy.
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    Tutored females 5 feet one and 2 with size 2 feet and this was in 1999-2001.The equality laws were in place by then but mother nature decreed most blokes were bigger than most women. You have nothing to worry about physically.nut this site can only reassure you.You will only be happy when the tick in the box is there from recruitment and we can say to you we told you so!!! good luck.
  11. Dealt with many GBH (section 20 or section 18) on my own as a uniform beat PC.Where I policed they were 10 a penny.Nor were they rocket science.So long as the court file was right you never heard from a CID supervisor other than closing comments that they had overseen it on the closing comments screen.This isnt disrespecting CID who would have been involved if the case had been messed up.
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    Passing Vetting

    No issues when I worked with recruits.It was accepted that it was so easy to accrue points.Six might raise an eyebrow though.Stop using lead soled shoes for 3 years and you will be fine.Stop fretting !!
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    Change of Career

    Dont get me wrong I enjoyed 90% of it.Plus I am now 2 years out of the job with no contact with serving cops.So I just see and read the negative side of things.
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    Change of Career

    The positive was catching criminals in the act usually on nights .Having no bosses around enthused me no end! Big down side was 2004 CPS became involved in charging decisions this meant a 45 minute shoplifting job became a 3 day nightmare cps were shyte and spoiled everything.The assaults in my case were horrendous and caused me to leave 9 months early with ptsd. Now though its the internal scrutiny of PSD and the IPCC .these people have eteral time to scrutinise everything you do with the agenda they want you in jail.If my adult kids wanted to do what you are doing I would talk them out of it! but good luck!
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    Change of Career

    I worked with recruits 05-08 and so long as you had no ccjs or being declared bankrupt you should be OK.Missing a few credit card / mortgage payments over the years didn't seem to matter.One lad had 70K gambling debts but he had to go when we found out.As long as your finances or OK you should be ok. Go to clearscore for a free monthly credit check.The main problem was probationers thinking they had won the lottery by being accepted as a cop and then getting into megadebt once in, cars,houses,holidays of a lifetime every year etc and then deciding policing wasnt for them.