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susan murray

Where to live

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HI there

I'm about to sign up and was wondering about which borough to request. I know that previously officers were advised to work in a borough different to the one the were working in but I've head that it's no longer the case. Advice? How dangerous is it to live in the borough you work in? Will my car get trashed? Do crims ever really target officer's homes? If you could enlighten me I'd be very grateful. Apols if this ends up in the wrong place I'm new to the forum.

 

Oh and another thing, I'm 49 in a couple of months- too old to start out? ( I don't feel old)

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Hi Susan.

 

I'm not MPS so I can't give much advice about where to live but you do tend to find that nowadays PCs tend to live away from where they work because of the perception that criminals will target them.  By and large that doesn't happen but you do get the odd person who gets fixated on a specific PC or the police in general.

 

Secondly I started at 40 and absolutely love what I do but nowadays government 'reforms' have made the job less attractive than it used to be particularly for the more mature starter.  Starting salaries have been cut and pensions are less generous than they used to be, whilst cuts in general have made promotion harder and there are less resources for us to do our jobs properly.

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Thanks for answering.

 

 I've been self employed in performance arts for 17 years, getting paid on an ad hoc basis, usually late, no job security, no pension, no sick pay, no holiday pay and you're only as good as your last gig so even a regular wage will be like Christmas and easter rolled into one. Oh, and I won't have the agony of filling a tax form once a year:)))

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