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    Whilst the common drink driving offences do not apply to vehicles being driven on private land to which the public do not have access as posted above , bear in mind the old offence of wanton and furious driving under s35 Offences against the Person act 1861. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/24-25/100/section/35 It's used occasionally for private land driving offences if someone gets hurt: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/36500156 Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Wonder if they'll make it any quicker this time. Assuming I pass my drugs test and biometrics doesn't bring up anything(shouldn't do!) I'll be starting a year and a day from when I handed my application in last year. I'd like to hope for other peoples sake that it won't take that long for any applicant this time.
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    Generally, you'll have Prompt and effective investigation with respect to interview and s18 search. You may need to verify their identity by getting them in and fingerprinted. Often those people are of no fixed abode so you need to arrest to charge rather than report for summons (which would require an address). If it is someone that is prolific shoplifter then you will want to Prevent further loss of property. If it is someone that has previous for not answering bail or failing to appear at Court then you could go for Prevent the prosecution from being hindered by their disappearance. On occasions, I have just PNB interviewed shoplifters at the shop before if they are not prolific but i know who they are. Then a quick file to report for summons slow time (rather than get tied up in custody). Sent from my GT-P5210 using Tapatalk
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    Unless u have financial problems and can't stay 2 months without work, the internal one is worthing... first as the level of knowledge gain and second as internal students seems to secure their places faster Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
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    Any advice on a specific area of law is from either currently-serving UK police officers, and is offered to the best of their ability, or from members of the public who are perhaps aspiring to be serving police officers and may not hold the necessary level of knowledge to provide such assistance or by any other member who may offer their opinion. Either way such advice can only be treated as an opinion and nothing more. Members should look for the Verified Members Badge that appears on the posters name as advice from members holding this badge are verified police employees. The information is based on their own individual experiences, expertise and training. It is stressed, however, that if any information or advice found in these forums is used by any person or organisation, then the respective police officer(s) and staff can not and will not take any responsibility for any outcome in any investigation in a criminal or civil enquiry. Any advice or opinion offered is to the best of the individuals knowledge and ability based on the information you have supplied, and we will stress that we will never be knowingly misleading or untruthful in content. [*]Please note, we do not offer advice or assistance in order to avoid penalties that you have incurred or maybe pending. [*]Such requests are deemed to be of an Operational nature and against our main Forum Rules. [*]You should always seek Legal Advice from a Qualified Solicitor in the event of any impending prosecutions or other involved legal matter. Administration Team UKPoliceOnline
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    Laura, for just starting out a 10 min mile is not too bad. I am 49 with 28 years service, so when I joined the running test was 1 & half miles in 12 min = 8 min for 1 mile. Forward on 27 years I pass the force fitness bleep test with no running beforehand. The only fitness I do is walking my dogs twice a day. Sent from my PLK-L01 using Tapatalk
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    The best way to train for something specific like a bleep test is to do the actual bleep test or training similar. If i was you i would just keep doing the bleep test. Say for example 2-3 times per day 4 or 5 days a week. Do it once, get a few levels passed where you need to be, take a couple of mins, and do it again. If you can get to where you need to be the 2nd time having already done it and with an elevated heart rate, you should be fine on the day. Another thing to try is treadmill sprints, 20seconds on and 40 off at a pace close to maximum effort for say 10-12 mins. Gets you used to running with an elevated heart rate. Running 1 mile a day, while better than nothing, isnt great training for a bleep test. Lastly, and im going to be blunt here, 5.4 should be extremely easy to get to for someone who wants to be a police officer. Its barely outwith the warm up levels. If you cant get to it, youre not ready. Im sorry to be so blunt but the low level of fitness of a lot of cops and the drop in entry level fitness requirements these days really annoy me.
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    Hello Anyone have their final interview coming up shortly? How are you preparing for it and what should be expected? I've got mine next week with Merseyside Police, not sure what to expect, also should I have received an email with information to study on?
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    Try being less of an ass and get on with your neighbours.
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    Hi Guys, Not posted on here in a while but have a little idea that I'd like to run by you all. I’m building a new website that I thought may be of interest to you… It’s a source of inspiration for soon to be retiring police professionals, whether looking to change their career or retire permanently. It will focus on articles from people who have changed career from the police and their stories. There will also be useful features on how to write a CV, using social media for job opportunities, financial features and more around these subjects. I'm looking for a little proof of concept at the moment and an understanding of subjects that may be of interest. In my previous posts I had discussed my father retiring from the police at 50, so moving on to a new career but struggling with ideas and confidence. This and the lack of support he found is what has spurred this along. I appreciate this post is a little self-serving but hoping that I can create something that can inform and inspire the policing community. Any comments and thoughts are welcome. Cheers, Chris
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    Acronym Meaning ABC Anti-Social Behaviour Contract ABH Actual Bodily Harm ACC Assistant Chief Constable ACPO Association of Chief Police Officers AFO Authorised Firearms Officer ALO Architectural Liaison Officer ANPR Automatic Number Plate Reader Can recognise a car registration plate and put it through PNC in seconds. APS Acting Police Sergeant ARB Accident Report Book ARV Armed Response Vehicle ASBO Anti Social Behaviour Order ASU Air Support Unit BOCU Borough Operational Command Unit (Met) BPA Black Police Association BTP British Transport Police The national police force for the railways. C & D Complaints and Discipline, This is known by different names from force to force, but universally as the Rubberheel Squad, because you never hear them coming. CBM Community Beat Manager (North Wales) CBRN Chemical Biological Radiological & Nuclear CCJ County Court Judgement CCTV Closed Circuit Television CHIS Covert Human Intelligence Source Official name for informants. CIB Complaints Investigation Branch, The Met's version of the Rubberheel Squad. CID Criminal Investigation Department, They wear plain cothes and investigate crime of a certain seriousness (varies from force to force what they take on) or involving protracted enquiries. CJU Criminal (or Central) Justice Unit, These people are responsible for taking case files from officers and collating all the information necessary for the CPS to either take to court or dispose of by other means. CMC Crime Management Centre, Responsible for taking crime reports, collating statistics and ensuring that PNC is correctly updated. CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, External heart massage. CPS Crown Prosecution Service, Responsible for taking jobs to court and successfuly prosecuting the offender. CPIA Criminal Proceedings and Investigations Act CPIU Child Protection & Investigation Unit CPO Crime Prevention Officer CPU Case Progression Unit, Certain Met nicks now have a team that will carry out enquiries on behalf of the arresting officer in order to expedite the proceedings. CRB (1) Collision Report Book, (2) Criminal Records Bureau CRO Criminal Records Office, Everyone prosecuted for a recordable offence will have a CRO or 'Club' number. CSO Community Support Officer CSU Community Safety Unit D & C See C & D D & D (1) Drunk and Disorderly, (2) Drink and Drive D & I Drunk and Incapable DAI Deeper Accident Investigation DCC Deputy Chief Constable DCI Detective chief Inspector DCIT New name for CID (Surrey) DDO Designated Detention Officer DI Detective Inspector DIC Drunk In Charge DPG Diplomatic Protection Group, Responsible for the protection of VIPs in London. They are armed and drive around in red police cars. Also known as SO15. DPP Director of Public Prosecutions DS Detective Sergeant DVLA Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency DVO Domestic Violence Officer EG Evidence Gatherer, The officer who runs around with a video camera during a riot or other event oin order to catch the offenders on tape commiting crime. EAB Evidence and Actions Book, BTP version of the IRB (See below) FIB Force Intelligence Bureau FIC Firearms Incident Commander FIO Field Intelligence Officer FBO Football Banning Order FLO Family Liaison Officer, May be Crime or Traffic. FME Forensic Medical Examiner FMT Force Management Team, Usually consists of the Chief Constable and those of a similar (but not as high) rank. May also include senior police staff such as HR director, Finance Director etc. FPN Fixed Penalty Notice GBH Grievous Bodily Harm GMP Greater Manchester Police HMIC Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies HOLMES Home Office Large Major Enquiry System HOSTYD Hollow Spike Tyre Deflation (Stinger) HPDS High Potential Development Scheme, New name for Accelerated Promotion HR Human Resources, The new name for Personnel. ICP Incident Control Point IED Improvised Explosice Device IIC Internal Investigation Command (MET) IP Injured Party, or Victim IPA International Police Association IRB Incident Report Book IRV Incident Responce Vehicle KCC Kent County Constabulary LAGPA Lesbian and Gay Police Association LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual LIO Local Intelligence Officer MDP Ministry of Defence Police MG Forms Manual of Guidance, The standard way case files are put to the CPS. There is a form for every occasion and it ensures that every case file looks the same. MISPER Missing Person MO Modus Operandi, The method used by an offender in committing an offence. usually follows a similar pattern each time. MP Military Police MPS Metropolitan Police Service NAFIS National Automatic Fingerprint Identification System NCIS National Criminal Intelligence Service NCS National Crime Squad, Responsible for investigating serious and organised crime that crosses force boundaries. NIM National Intelligence Model NFA (1) No Fixed Abode, (2) No Further Action, A decision not to proceed with a prosecution. NFIU National Football Intelligence Unit NIM National Intelligence Model NSY New Scotland Yard, Headquarters of the Met. NVC Non Verbal Communication, Body language. OCU Operational Command Unit (Met) PACE Police And Criminal Evidence Act PC Police Constable PCSO Police Community Support Officer PDP Professional Development Portfolio PDR Professional Development Review PER Prisoner Escort Record PNB (1) Pocket Note Book, (2) Pay Negotiating Board, (3) Personal Needs Break (pit stop) PNC Police National Computer, Contains details of every person who has come to notice of the police for a recordable offence, and every vehicle registered with the DVLA. POLACC Police Accident, Any incident involving a police vehicle, even if the police vehicle is not directly involved. POLCOL Police collision, The new name for a Polacc. Apparently theres no such thing as an accident! POLSA Police Search Advisor POP Problem Orientd Policing Polfed Police Federation PPE Personal Protective Equipment PQMS Person of Questionnable Mental Stability PS Police Sergeant PSD Professional Standards Department, Rubber-heelers again. PSU Police Support Unit, The basic public order unit, consisting of 3 Serials of a sergeant and 6 PCs, commanded by an inspector. It is a formation usually deployed during serious disorder such as a riot. They are usually the highest trained dedicated public order officers. PTC Police Training Centre PYO Persistent Young Offender RAFP Royal Air Force Police RCIU Road Crash Investigation UNit RHIP Rank Has Its Privileges RIPA Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, Governs all surveillance operations and sets out safeguards for the use of any kind of directed or intrusive surveillance. ROTI Record Of Taped Interview RP Responsible Person, Responsible, for example, for a shop of company RT Area Car RTA Road Traffic Accident RTC Road Traffic Collision, Apparently there's no such thing as an accident any more, someone is always to blame. RV/RVP Rendezvous Point SB Special Branch SC Special Constable SEG Special Escort Group (MDP) SETAC Special Traffic Accident Car (MET) SGT Sergeant SIO Senior Investigating Officer SO Special Operations, Part of the Met that deals with, well, Specialist Operations! Divided into a number of distinct units, although a recent restructure has meant that some of them are no longer known by their SO number. SO2 Fingerprint Bureau SO3 Directorate of Forensic Services SO4 National Identification Service SO5 Child Protection Unit SO6 Specialist Crime OCU, or Fraud Squad SO7 Serious and Organised Crime Group, includes the Flying Squad and others SO10 Crime Operations Group SO11 Directorate of Intelligence SO12 Special Branch SO13 Anti Terorist Branch SO14 Royalty Protection Group SO16 Diplomatic Protection Group SO17 Palace of Westminster SO19 Specialist Firearms Unit SOCA Serious and Organised Crime Agency SOCO Scenes of Crime Officer SPOC Single Point of Contact TAC Traffic Accident Car (MET) TAG Tactical Aid Group TIC Taken Into Consideration, Offences admitted by a defendant who has been found guilty of a similar offence, and dealt with at the same time. TMU Traffic Management Unit TSG Territorial Support Group, The Met's public order teams are drawn from this unit, which has about 6 bases across London. TVP Thames Valley Police TWOC Taking Without Owner's Consent, also TDA or TWLA UDT Unarmed Defensive Tactics UKAEAC United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary VASCAR Visual Average Speed Camera And Recorder VDRS Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme VEU Vehicle Examination Unit VSS Victim Suppot Scheme VPS Victim Personal Statement YOT Youth Offending Team
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    Hi, I stumbled across this forum so I thought I'd give you my perspective... I transferred to NZ Police in Sept '08, the second to last UK recruitment campaign. At the time of writing I have had several colleagues from my old force asking if they are going to do another campaign, the answer is no. The reason being they had been suffering from a lack of home grown recruits, partly down to the poor wage for a recruit to start on. They seem to have put a lot of work into improving the situation, and have vastly improved the numbers they're getting. Coupled with a few ex-UK officers going home before giving it a good go, it's kind of put them off. They do value UK officers here, I don't get any grief from Kiwi cops, they're very accepting in general. There's also cops from South Africa, Fiji, Malaysia, so they're used to a mix! Perhaps one thing some people don't realise is NZ only one force covering the whole country, split into districts. I work in the Counties-Manukau district, which has just finished boosting the numbers by 300 officers, all fresh Kiwi recruits (with the exception of some 'retreads'). There's a MASSIVE difference in the many areas, from the usual city centre policing we're used to in the UK, to being a sole officer in a rural area or island somewhere - some great spots for the latter years! I know a few ex UK officers who have still come over despite there being no specific UK recruitment, and they have started as a fresh recruit at the college. This means they start on the same wage as a new recruit (rather than having your service recognised and starting on an equivalent salary as we did) they have to complete 19 weeks at college (rather than the 8 week conversion course we did). Despite this, they seem to have stuck it out, and are coming out of the other end. I am surprised as I would not have been able to manage financially on anything less than I was on, and that was with 10 years service in the UK. (Another benefit we had is our UK rank is recognised, so I don't have to do any additional exams to get my stripes back). The main thing we struggled with was that my wife couldn't get a job for about 18 months, partly down to her experience being in a field that is not really in existence here - she's working now but seriously considering retraining as a teacher). This meant we were restricted in our activities, which was frustrating being in such a beautiful country, a 3 hr drive away from ski fields and not being able to afford to ski! Overall I love NZ, and I love working here. The lifestyle suits my family, outdoors stuff, but miss some of the activities for the kids such as museums, theme parks etc. Basically NZ history/buildings only extend back to the 1840's (I used to life in a cottage in England which was of that era, here it would be a museum piece!) So the reality is there are no plans to have a UK recruitment drive again, though never say never. If you have the financial security to take the hit for a few years on a low salary, or your other half happens to be a nurse (they get paid better than us!) or another profession which is sought after (check out NZ immigration for their list of desired professions) then I would say go for it. If not, wait to see if they do another campaign. ~If you are still interested, I can give you any info you want, immigration, college, what it's like working here etc etc just ask away! Cheers, Ian.
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    BINGO Seat: ###### Im Not Getting Out Seat. The seat at the back of a police carrier where the laziest officer sits. One up from a BONGO. BONGO: Books On Never Goes Out. CHAV: Popular phrase widely used. Several variations of the same. Council House And Vermin, Council House And Violent etc. FLUB: Fat Lazy Useless B******. GTP.: Good To Police. Many things can be considered G.T.P. Shops that provide discounts, curry houses, night clubs that provide free entry etc. G.T.P -The unethical practice of using your position as a police officer to obtain services or goods for free. (or at wildly knocked down prices.) JAFLO: Just Another F****** Liaison Officer. Often used on mutual aid visits to outside forces. LOB. A call which did not require police presence. Load Of ######, in less politically correct times was often heard on the police radio, was often given by old sweats as a result to a call. LAS. (London Amb service) People who make drunks disappear, take our carefully applied bandages off and know which nurses at the local hospital are currently single. LFB (London Fire Brigade) Really good at cutting roofs of cars that have got a single dent in a wing. MO.: modus operandi. The way in which a criminal commits a crime. MUPPETT: Most Useless Police Person Ever Trained. Generally a term of endearment used whilst engaging in banter. Used when someone makes a mistake. eg. 'You muppet, you've forgotton to bring the white stuff back with you'. Q.E.: Queen's evidence. An accomplice in a crime giving evidence in the hope of a lighter sentences. RAT: Really Adept at Traffic law.