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  1. Fed up of pregnant women and Flexi Workers

    Stop focusing your ire on the women and the flexibility workers. They aren't the enemy
  2. Obv this is 3rd hand but... my mate was a PCSO in the MET. Joined as a Reg in Essex, as soon as she could, transfered to the MET as she was really disappointed with Essex.
  3. I failed it. Had to take it on my return to work after 5 months maternity leave. The small percentage who failed probably had good reason ie injury, infirmity, very near retirement and never done the bleep before. Don't assume the worst of your colleagues
  4. Merseyside on Hold..

    Bobby have you seen that it opened again on Thursday, for 1 week x
  5. Merseyside on Hold..

    Sorry if I'm repeating myself (I'm sure I've aleady said this) but when I tooka couple of Specials to drop their internal app form off at HR, I spoke with a fella there and asked about the people on hold still from 2009. Explained my husband has been frozen since April 09 and will they hear anything or be binned? He said that the decision hasn't even been made whether to honour thos applications or just to bin them all. They really are in dark themselves... so reassuring One of the other specials also said about poss start dates in March and May for those who are ready to go, but quite rightly said, why will they employ an intake on the higher wage in March instead bet they just double intake on the new £19k start pay in May
  6. New Starters

    Don't worry about swotting up and pre-reading. The classes are slow and cover everything, so if you've already pre-read you'll be snoozing in class when they cover the same stuff. If possible, try to get a spare pair of cheapo bots/dress shoes. You can have these bulled up for Lea Green and then just use them as court boots/shoes for the rest of your career. Personally I find Altbergs bloody ugly and have had Swat classic 9" side zip boots for the last 7 1/2 years and they've lasted well. I would always recommend side zip boots too for those times you just want to rip your boots off after a 10 hour foot shift or have stood in poo/wee/body juices :) But everyone has their preferences.
  7. Thoughts on this.....

    100% NFA The arrest was disposed of via Section 136. NOD and it was just a BOP in the 1st place... If someone is so mentally incapable of mens rea at the time (if there had been an offence) that they were sectioned, how on earth can they be IV'd over the incident 1) they prob won't remember the incident and 2) whats the point anyway its disposed of
  8. is it worth me applying?

    Mate do not panic, Merpol specials continually recruit. It will be extended
  9. Merseyside on Hold..

    Thanks for your replies. He rang and his application from Jan 2010 still stands and he is awaiting AC
  10. Merseyside on Hold..

    Nevo, When you spoke with recrutment and they said you were still in the pot, was that just those of you who are ready to go, or everyone from passed app form onwards? I've asked the husband to check and phone recruitment, but he won't
  11. Merseyside on Hold..

    Sorry bravo, Xander read it right. 2 seperate stages starting in Dec 2012
  12. Merseyside on Hold..

    There are rumours flying for AC's starting up again in Dec and poss start dates in Dec... Can't Qualify these rumours, but better than nothing
  13. to move or not to move....

    Why wouldn't you be able to transfer as a DC? Are you sure? I know plenty have transfered to us (not TVP) straight into CID
  14. Writer needs help!

    Culture shock in what way? Some Northern forces have very well respected forces and can teach the MET a thing or two, if that's what you mean... You do get female detectives who get dolled up, coiffured hair, pencil skirts and heels and the like, same way you get those who dress in trouser suits have boy-short hair and wear no make up, or those that turn up with baby sick down their unironed stretchy top... Just normal women. Banter in CID is the same as on the frontline. You would get the mick taken for being girly, being a swot, wearing a certain outfit, having a stinky egg sandwich etc etc just think school playground banter. There is no bullying due to sex, but there is an ingrained chivalrines which means that some of the gents still treat you like a doll (it's quite sweet really) Your character will be the new girl for quite a while until she proves herself, that'll be the biggest issue. The others wont know whether she is to be trusted at first, she might be a PSD Plant, she might go and snitch if they say some banter and she has no sense of humour &the others will already have their mates and like working with each other. IMO a DS wouldn't have a 'partner', the DC's may work in pairs but the DS will just turn up if the job is a bit unusual
  15. In car Cameras

    If it included dangerous driving I'd certainly consider an investigation... I'm interested to know how the following (filming) vehicle managed to keep up and catch all of the offences, without committing them, themselves, though. It would be difficult to prove speeding from a video and I'd have to consider whether a red light would be worth prosecuting IMO