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  1. But back to my question, as you have said. All officers face the threat of dying, so isn't it not right that applicants accept that part of the job, so that the very real and constant threat of terrorism doesn't disrupt them in their position. Or has the deaths of Ronan Keer and Stephen Carroll been too low in statistics for people to take the reality of NI policing seriously?
  2. Change that to four years - Constable Stephen Paul Carroll Constable Ronan Kerr
  3. The last two happening within the last three years, not to include the mutiple attacks on police officers on duty and off duty, also the successful bomb attacks that have actually injured officers. A few days ago a pipe bomb attack happend on a patrol, today a letter bomb was sent to the chief constable, two weeks ago a motar attack was stopped on a police station, nearly 1,000 police officers injured over the summer in riots... Is it really that dangerous? I'd say yes it is.
  4. Now before people panic over the title , let me explain my position. This question is more geared towards NI policing for the obvious reason it is far more dangerous than mainland policing. Now I've developed the idea that if a person applys for the position of police constable in NI, the thought of dying and the threat of dying is something that they should accept. I say this because if a person is truely worried/terrifed of the fact of dying, the constant threat of it while being on the job to being followed home by terrorists is something that will compromise their ability to carry out their duty and even their family life. I've spoken to applicants to the PSNI about the subject that they should only apply if the thought of death is something that they can come to terms with. Though apparently to most my views are dramatised and wrong, which if its wrong does that mean those that are scared of dying or even being seriously injured should be doing a job which includes being shot at, bombed, set on fire, attacked with bricks and knives? So I'll just summarise my question: Should PSNI applicants first come to terms with the potential fate of dying or being seriously injured before they put on the uniform?
  5. Like everything, it has its good parts and its bad parts. The main factor is that Facebook is people and in society.... a number of people aren't very nice. Making facebook.. not very nice.
  6. Just want to begin here with, as I've stated before, I'm not an officer and all I did was put in a suggestion. You do not have to result to using insults ok? Now back to PACE Code A, as it states, a person displaying a specific behaviour despite lacking intelligence or information that the person in question is actually breaking a law, is still grounds for the right of an officer to search. The guy in this video is providing an obstruction to stop officers from looking into his car, in addition to this his behaviour is completely irrational under the circumstances. Hes been stopped for a minor offence and became aggressive. Aswell hes making threats to officers that come too close. I find his behaviour has something to hide. Minus the other offences other users here have noticed, I believe PACE gives the power of stop and search in this case. If you believe otherwise, meh life goes on.
  7. I'm seeing it like this, he wont depart from his car, he’s trying to provide a constant barrier to officers to look inside his vehicle. There is a chance he may be in possession of narcotics or a weapon. So then under them grounds, a search could be conducted with PACE. (But I'm not officer, let that be noted) Edit: Back to PACE A, maybe these quotes may prove my point more And
  8. I would of just said that if he wont get out of his car, then I suspect he may be under the possession of something illegal and under PACE code A, then I am conducting a search of his vehicle and person. (If there is anything I dislike more, its not people using their rights correctly. But getting cocky and getting a little ego boost the fact they can speak back to officers)
  9. Trust me, you would be surprized what skills you can come up with for any job. The police service is more like a company now than an actual force. Its all about the customer and you being the end product. If the MET does not work out, there are always the fire service, or ambulance service if you are willing to spend a few thousand of their degree program for paramedics.
  10. I've actually not began to even consider applying yet. This year is for me to focus on experience building and getting my application up to scratch. I have a shot every 6 months and I do not want to mess any of them up. For applying to the MET, thats all depending on if I am able to apply and how many people they are recruiting. I do not really care what part of the country I get into. As long as I can serve and work from there. I wouldn’t complain if I had to work in a high crime area, or in the middle of some field. Again, as long as I can do my duty to the community I’m stationed at.
  11. It appears as if they are destroying the infrastructure in replacement for officers. Bad for londoners, good for hopeful officers like me.
  12. Poor women, but oh well life is unpredictable. I hope she gets something small in return for her devastation.
  13. Where did you read that?
  14. Caught! For some strange reason, my brain works best at night. If my weekends are clear. I'll spend the whole night completing essays AND... sometimes looking at the forum.
  15. Rush up the