Dizzydee

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  1. Contact them directly and ask.
  2. 1. I've not had any adjustments made, but I've just got my own mental coping mechanisms. 2. I'm not sure what the books you refer to are, but I do write in my police notebook. 3. Typing is a large part of the job, so yes. 4. I'm over 3 years in. 5. No, I'm with Police Scotland. It gets dealt with through OH here and I'd suggest that's the best folk to contact as they'll be able to assist if required.
  3. I'm dyslexic and had to put a lot of effort in (and still do). Has your husband contacted Occupational Health? They should be able to assist.
  4. What about these lot? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Oceanic_and_Atmospheric_Administration_Fisheries_Office_for_Law_Enforcement
  5. I did a secondment to a department with no night shifts, that was good, lol!
  6. We Own The Night
  7. Aye, that's a rather odd one.
  8. The first link didn't work, this one should though. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Department_of_Sanitation_Police
  9. What? Don't you fancy one of these? https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluefunkybassman/4515393307/
  10. I don't think there has been anything like this covered here previously. What is the most obscure/bizarre law enforcement agency you are aware of? It can be from UK or anywhere abroad. I'll start with New York City Department Of Sanitation Police [url=http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Department_of_Sanitation_Police]http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Department_of_Sanitation_Police
  11. Rules have been relaxed slightly over the years, however as Sub-seven says it is a residential course. When I was there, there were folk that lived near by, one person did go and stay at home most nights and this certainly didn't help them. You do get to go home at weekends and you could leave for the odd night which wouldn't hurt.
  12. http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29105022 The number of constabularies in England and Wales should be cut to save money, a senior police leader has said. Police Superintendents' Association president Irene Curtis said there were "too many chief constables and too many police and crime commissioners". The 43-force structure wasted millions of pounds and had not been reformed for 40 years, she said. Policing minister Mike Penning said forced mergers would reduce the quality of neighbourhood policing. Ch Supt Curtis was speaking ahead of the association's annual conference in Warwickshire. The former firearms commanding officer said: "It is increasingly obvious that we do not need 43 forces across England and Wales. "Some forces are trying to address this by forming strategic alliances which means that they are virtually merging in all but name and senior leadership ranks. "Current legislation prevents them from reducing the number of chief constables and deputy chief constables, but this is money that could be better spent on operational policing." Last year Scotland's eight police forces were merged into one - a move the association says will save £1.1bn. Ch Supt Curtis said people in Scotland had seen no "noticeable difference" in how they were policed locally. "Local people are still policed by local officers," she said. And she told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that local policing would benefit from a reduction of force numbers. "It's the local policing that should be at the heart of any new model, so whatever new model is developed for police in the future, I think that it should start from the bottom, with local policing areas, commanded by local inspectors, superintendants. "What I'm proposing, in terms of reducing the number of forces, will actually release money to reinvest in local policing instead of spending it on the large number of chief officers we currently have." In England and Wales, the previous Labour government attempted to cut the number of forces by merging some of them, but the high initial costs and concerns about accountability led to the plan being scrapped. Those proposals could have seen the number of constabularies cut by more than half, the association said. Labour has since hinted it could revisit the plans. A review of policing the party commissioned from former Met commissioner Lord Stevens said last year that the current model was "untenable". But BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw says ministers remain opposed to compulsory mergers, arguing the quality of neighbourhood policing would be hit and forces would become more distant from the communities they serve. Force collaboration Ch Supt Curtis, who will address the conference on Tuesday, said: "Some argue that the cost of restructuring forces would be too high, but in a future of reduced resources I think the opposite is true. "We can't afford not to do this." Mr Penning said that the current police reforms were working and that crime was falling overall. "Chief constables and police and crime commissioners up and down the country are already demonstrating that they can collaborate without sacrificing local accountability and identity," he added. "Compulsory mergers would reduce, rather than increase, the quality of neighbourhood policing and distance police forces further from the communities they serve." The Police Superintendants' Association represents senior officers in England Wales. Its conference runs from Monday 8 September to Wednesday 10 September and will be addressed by Home Secretary Theresa May on Tuesday.
  13. The only things that'd appear on a basic disclosure would be unspent convictions that were dealt with by the courts. An enhanced disclosure could carry information of a criminal nature even if no conviction resulted.
  14. We never had any time in the swimming pool during training. However I did use it in my free time; I did use black swimming shorts, but that's just because they happened to be that colour other male mates used various colours. The girls were supposed to use one piece outfits, but the girls I was pals with just used bikinis instead and nobody was bothered.