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  1. Is the fault with both discs? You can arrange to get the master unsealed
  2. Public order- help!

    Level 3 officers are operational officers who are not public order trained, but who are given an awareness of cordens etc. Normal beat duty uniform will be required.
  3. A test for the Police Family

  4. Another Ospre thread - Police Pass

    Hi all, I am debating whether to take the plunge and try and get my part one under my belt. To be honest the amount of ways you can study is almost overwhelming and I have finally narrowed it down to two providers. Blackstones - as they write the questions. I was looking at their books and multiple choice questions. Police Pass as they have video lectures, crammer books and multiple choice questions. I am leaning more towards Police Pass as I feel I will learn more from video lectures and I was wondering if anyone here has ever used them and what there opinions were? Cheers, Paul
  5. Response or Neighbourhood

    Hi all, I currently work as a neighbourhood beat officer and have been given the choice of staying put or switching to a response shift. What sort of team would you lot rather work on and why? - I am well aware the grass isn't always greener on the other side but it can't harm to gain opinions. Paul
  6. PNB interviews

    Hi all, I curious as to which offences other officers conduct a PNB interview for. I recently decided to do one for a public order offence as I had a feeling that the suspect was going to try and use a mitigating reason for his actions that I wanted to document so that the prosecution were aware of it. This divided some of the folks I work with, some thought it was extra work that had no bearing on the case and others thought it was good practice to box off every eventuality. Thoughts?
  7. Section 59 warning

    Just a quick update. It would appear that the department of my force that deals with recovery of vehicles work to the rule that a warning lasts 12 months on the person and no on the vehicle. I spoke to a member of our traffic unit who also confirmed this. The downside is that the bike has now been released to the owner and we are awaiting the next nuisance motorcycle job so we can go stop it again.
  8. Section 59 warning

    ha ha, yes we have google, flat caps and whippets. I have looked at the actual legislation on the PNLD and home office websites, however both only seem to make reference to 12 months in relation to warnings against the person and not the vehicle.
  9. Section 59 warning

    Is my interpretation correct?
  10. Hi all, I am under the impression that a sec 59 notice on a vehicle lasts for 12 months. I am being advised by a colleague that this is not the case and it is only applicable to the vehicle if the use is repeated on the same occasion (same day). I always thought you needed careless-inconsiderate / off road riding and likely to cause harrasment, alarm and distress. Then the warning was for 12 months to rider and vehicle. Any thoughts? Paul
  11. Advice for a new starter

    Hi, I was in the exact same situation as you - having not studied for some time. I learnt a few definitions beforehand such as theft and common law - however I found that everything is fed to you at an easy to manage level. The method I used to enhance my learning was to make flash cards with the definitions on and test myself. Paul
  12. Durham interviews

    How did you get on?
  13. Durham transfer?

    On the last intake a friend of mine tried to transfer from another force (wrote a letter to the Chief Constable etc). He was advised that he could not transfer but he could apply with everyone else. He applied and got through each individual stage and got an appointment date with the rest of us, once this came they put his straight out onto 24/7 as all his skills were up to date - although he did need to redo his response driving.
  14. Durham Constabulary

    It offers appointment as a Police Constable subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical and vetting procedures. The goes on to state the date, time and location of my fitness text and medical.
  15. Durham Constabulary

    You may not have - it was an a quick call to tell me that the letter failed to state that I need to take ID to my medical examination. It does say that a high number of people were successful - might just be working through the list. Paul