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  1. Absolute sound advice. I to was given a good bit of advice from an old school bobbie that assists me greatly I was told to think of policing as this. Take an object in each hand and place it down on the table leaving space between them. Name the two objects as black and white or right and wrong. Now look at the space between them and call this the grey area. It is the grey area where we will spend all our time policing and make decisions on what is right and wrong. It is here where the difficult decisions need to be made of what to do and which side does it fall on, right = no further action or wrong = enforcement. However if you enforced everything in the grey area that could be wrong, you would get nothing done. Certainly assisted me in thinking about my decision making process.
  2. Help please !

    I would also add the below point to anybody reading my view above, of how I would set out to research and gather the required information Some folk may look at my views above and think to themselves "I couldn't just go out and stop & speak to random strangers down the town centre to assist me gathering my information" If you are one of those who would find it difficult to go out there and talk to people, then a career in the police force might not be the right one...... Just something to think of. I know years ago, I couldn't have done it, but now talking to folk runs like water off a ducks back lol.
  3. Help please !

    Ziggyboy, As Scary100 says, you need to "research" This yourself. The word "research" is key here. I am not telling you how to answer the question (my view could well be wrong) But I will explain below how I would plan and set out. If I were doing this, I would be out in my local town centre now asking the local people what public reassurance means to them? Do they feel reassured by their police force? If they do, why? If they don't, again note why? Also try and speak to a diverse group of people as you may find people from different backgrounds or cultures may have very different opinions of police and their feelings towards police. I would ensure I noted down the results of my research by noting the age, race, gender etc of the people I spoke to. This would ensure I got a full understand of different communities and I think this alone would give me a few minutes of talking time about the local communities views. Then I would visit the local police station (if there still is one open) and ask if i could have a quick chat with the duty inspector or sergeant as part of my research and establish what public reassurance means to them. These folk are the first port of call to members of the public who are not satisfied with the police and wish to complain about the service. These will be made up of both victims of crime and possible suspects and offender's I would ask them what is the root cause of somebody wishing to make a complaint? In my personal experience, most complaints from the public relate to not being kept informed well enough of their case (this is often due to officer workload, not having time to go back to look at older jobs and contact victims regular enough) and incivility from police officers (perceived & actual) If your research showed that indeed a lack of "being kept informed of their case" is a factor of complaints, that ultimately harms public reassurance, what will you do about it to help change things? Also I would read the code of ethics as the introduction and description of Sir Robert Peel's policing model he founded in 1829 is still used today. If used correctly, it should give you some more ideas to things to put into your presentation. Research the 9 principles of the code of ethics and decide if or how they could fit into the initial question your presentation is answering. And finally, once I had all the research ready to note down, I would ensure it flows smoothly and you explain how I had conducted the research. This could ensure the panel are clear that you have put yourself out there and worked hard to gather the information. Tbh it looks quite easy, but to somebody with no policing experience, it might be difficult to understand where to start. Your "research" is key to putting this together, but I think once you have all the answers to your market research, you will struggle to stop writing and be looking at what to take out to get it into the time allocated.
  4. Teacher to Police Officer

    If you still really enjoy teaching but still have the urge to join the police,why not consider volunteering first as a special constable? This will give you a good insight but without as much commitment the job requires as a full time role.
  5. Hey!

    Hello and good luck with the application.