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  1. Met Sept 29th Intake PC

    Not recieved borough choice yet, but would be up for a drink before hand and a fb group!
  2. Met Sept 29th Intake PC

    I don't think you can PM with under 10 posts, but I'll pm you and see if you can reply! Also currently in a travel lodge waiting for exam tomorrow with Bluelight, unfortunately their website has gone down which is a killer for last minute learning!
  3. CKP question with the Met

    If you are a met special with independent status you do not have to do a CKP. Otherwise you have to complete it even if you're a special with IP in another force.
  4. September 29th Met intake

    Will see you all there. Accomodation is going to be a mad rush come the 22nd haha
  5. Good evening, This is just a quick post, not on the merits of the grad scheme or the HPDS, but rather purely for information sharing, similar to the threads Met Police Recruitment 2013 / 2014. Has anyone who has applied for the grad scheme heard about their assessment centre dates, the timetable suggested that the e-mails would be sent out at the begining of last week, but no joy so far. Was just wondering if anyone had any information or different experience to this. Cheers!
  6. I realise boots have been done to death, but most of the threads are either a couple of years old, or asking "what is the best boot" and everyone gives their preference! Im currently training to be a Special Constable, and so this will be my first pair of boots. I might be over thinking it, but I'd quite like them for long term for a potential full time career. Having had a preliminary look I was wondering Does only the toe cap have to be leather? (in order to be polished) Does the zip on some boots actually help? Does it reduce the amount of support it gives? What is the general consensus on 4 or 6 or 8 inch boots? Four looks like it would be the most trainer like, therefore quite good for running, but lacking in protection and support. Brand wise, I've looked at Altbergs (Either the peacekeeper1 or the sneaker), the Danner strikers, Magnum Classic/Panther/Stealth/Spider and some others which are saved on my Dad's computer for the meantime. Obviously with no operational experience it's hard to know what to expect and therefore want in boots. I'm a big fan of running and have heard the spider is like a trainer in that regard, but like I said, not sure what is best for a day to day shift. Many thanks for your time!
  7. One Word Association

  8. Very true Anna, in video i linked the police were so polite, not that it helped them with that moron, but still just so polite. Not that it helps with the level of abuse they get!
  9. Do NOT interrupt!!

    Quite liked them just driving off after he had so many chances to listen.
  10. Its true that at every protest there is always cases of "police brutality" or "assault" whereas the yobs throwing bricks and bottles arent guilty of anything. Then everyone jumps on band wagon. Just look at the Bristol riots, even the MP criticised police for doing their job. Whilst its true American police have more power when it comes to force, i think perhaps they have too much/over use it. They seem to have a general reputation of being quite heavy handed, and gathering what i've seen on internet, they dont have any more respect than british police get given. Probably want to find a middle ground between what we have now and what they have. That being said, i've never had to stand in front of hundreds of drunk hooligans before!
  11. One Word Association

  12. Not sure how clear my first post was, sorry! I completely understand why it was done, it seems common sense, but was just asking everyone on here how they thought the policing went for the event :)
  13. Should all Police be armed ??

    Not sure for specials since it might be quite an expensive invest for fewer hours than regulars. But in my uninformed opinion, regulars should be taser trained and equipped. I think there was a trialling period for this, to find out if it would be beneficial but not sure of results of that.
  14. Whilst i might not agree with the government there, they do have something right in coming down so hard on this. The video just shows pure cold blooded murder, and our ludicrously soft sentencing laws wouldn't have punished these nearly enough.