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About rich100

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  1. I don't fully understand how the government can suddenly start "civilianising" certain roles within the job on the basis that they do not require warranted powers. I'm sure a number of roles within the police may not require warranted powers all of the time, but what happens when those powers are required and the individual no longer has them? By it's nature police work surely is not entirely predicatable and for that reason I would have thought that it would be quite difficult to say this role or that role definately doesn't need to be warranted. Seems like a smoke screen to replace skilled officers with civilians, whilst simultaneously recuriting far fewer new pcs and paying them a lot less . Damn.... the penny's just dropped.
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  3. I took and passed the assessment in 2009 prior to the recruitment freeze setting in and am frankly rather insulted by the implication that it's easy. I personally found it to be quite a demanding 5 hours and I do not consider myself for one second to be illiterate. The tests are not in themselves difficult, the challenge comes from completing them accurately in a controlled time frame. Preparation is the key to passing the assessment and I think it unlikely that most people would simply turn up and breeze through it as Mr Winsor appears to be suggesting. I believe only one in seven applicants pass the recruitment process so I really fail to understand the point is he making. Surely if they were as easy as he suggests the pass rate would be closer to 6 out of 7? I seriously wouldn’t let this get to you I have personally never come across an illiterate police officer either and think that this sweeping comment is for the most part inaccurate and in my view somewhat below the belt. Keep doing what you're doing guys, I would hope (!!) most members of the public would recognise the great work you do on their behalf.
  4. Heh - Whilst I'm not sure I deserve such praise, I'm very touched, thank you both
  5. Bah.... if armoured attack helipcopters are out, i'll settle for this......
  6. airwolf... perfect for the odd spot of bother
  7. erroneuous SallyQT Posted Yesterday, 12:12 PM ieiunium Latin, meaning: fast, abstinence, hunger / leanness, thinness. Thinking outside the box...... like it
  8. OK, I get that the parking issue could be contentious and there are clearly arguments on both sides, but I do not understand what it is about Police Officers having something to eat that seems to upset people so much. Also what is with this constant hositility from the daily mail? If they dislike the police so much perhaps they'd prefer anarchy.... I've searched here for the answer but no luck so far....... :whistle2: