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  1. Rubbish idea, dirtbag
  2. As a response officer in a busy town just outside of the Met border, I would say that I would not trust more than a handful of the people on my shift with tasers. They would be used just because they are there. I'm not claiming to be a seasoned vet, as i'm only just out of probation, but I have dealt with a fair few violent people and have never thought "if I had one, i'd have tasered them". I've never even felt the need to captor anyone
  3. As said before you won't be able to get a response course in TVP, but then theres not enough cars for us more often than not, so you wouldn't stand a chance of getting a marked car
  4. We have been getting NIP's through for speed cameras recently, 44 in a 30 was my last one. It has got to the point where I now slow down to the posted speed limit so as to avoid having to justify going slightly over the limit as they have supposedly taught and expect me to do. Which to following traffic, I would suggest, looks quite bad. But why should I have to waste my time filling in a justification form, finding the job that I was en route to and photocopies of my DL. I've got enough to do thanks
  5. People keep saying that it looks scruffy compared to the white shirt and tie but they fail to mention the vast majority wearing shirt and tie, either don't iron or do a poor job which personally I think looks far worse. We all know that nothing ever gets said about this. Being ex forces I was disgusted that we didn't once have an inspection in training nor was anything ever said to people that clearly had never even seen an iron before At least now you can't tell they haven't been ironed. Same for trousers Now just to get people to start polishing boots!!
  6. There's no rush though. There doesn't tend to be that many people your age coming through at the min. I only know a few under 20 and they have both struggled a bit, mostly because they have had to grow up pretty fast and sacrifice their youth a bit (shift work, patrolling the town when their mates are out drinking etc) I certainly not saying that it's not a job for a 19yr old because i'm sure there's plenty that would be great. But if your thinking of something like forces etc or other similar to gain life experience, then just go do it. 4 or 5 years and then apply to the Police, you'll still be able to do a full term, gain a full pension (so long as it doesn't change again)
  7. No you don't need a degree. The application is scored on the answers you give to competency questions, so some new graduates might struggle to cover all of these, whereas someone with a bit of life experience shouldn't have any problem coming up with past experiences. Course i'm not saying it's not worth getting a degree, because you might find the Police isn't for you and want something to fall back on. Personally i'd recommend forces route to anyone, as I am ex-forces and loved the life for the time I was in. Just bear in mind that you'll have to serve for set period before you can apply to leave. Certainly well worth it though whilst you're still young
  8. Ex forces here too. Out of 19 on my intake, we had 3 ex regulars and one ex TA. Nearly all the intakes whilst I was at college had at least one ex forces on.
  9. We are, apparently, getting powers to issue youth cautions for cannabis. I don't recall the lower age it was either 10 or 12 up to 18. Not sure how it's going to work, but we apparently will be receiving training in the near future.