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  1. Transferring To Surrey

    Naturally it depends but I have never not had assistance when needed.
  2. Transferring To Surrey

    Possibly. Personallu, I like the way we do things now. My Met colleagues when I told them I was going to Surrey used to lay it on thick that i wouldn't get any backup for ages whereas in the Met they would be there in minutes. Whenever I've requested extra units...ive always had them there just as quickly.
  3. Transferring To Surrey

    Haha. I enjoy being single crewed. Can do my own thing. Although they are trialling double crewing as standard on another division which seems to ve working.....having said that, if it gets brought in...if all my team are in it would mean only 4 units out haha
  4. Transferring To Surrey

    Only 5 months. Although to be honest it was good so I was able to take the slower time jobs generally so I could learn pure Surrey basics.
  5. Transferring To Surrey

    Yea. I'm 9 months in now and I still keep doing things wrong or forgetting things on Niche. Slowly but surely haha. There is a back log with driving courses at the moment due to the sheer amount of probationers and transferees coming in. I think transferees tend to get in quicker but not 100% on that. When I did my course in September...there were still around 250 people left to train. We only had 6 on my course!
  6. Transferring To Surrey

    Yea. As I said, they are working on changing the transferee course based on previous intakes feedback. Things are done differently in Surrey to the Met to the point that it's almost like relearning the job again haha. Better start looking up how to do DVPNs and other gubbins like that because we are expected to do those ourselves haha
  7. Transferring To Surrey

    Haha no worries. You do 5 days at HQ before going out on APT. Its going to be different than when I did it as we didn't do much really so they took alot of feedback into consideration for future transferee intakes. You will get 'trained' on using NICHE which is the equivalent of CRIS, NSPIS, CRIMINT AND MERLIN all rolled into one. It's brilliant but very confusing at first, shown around HQ, maybe attachment to FCR (Force control room) or the contact handling centre and get given your kit and fuel card, set up at payroll and admin stuff like that. You will get a uniform fitting prior to start date and it will all get sent to HQ ready for day 2 or 3 at HQ.
  8. Transferring To Surrey

    Generally yea. They will tell you it it got snapped up by someone before you but you usually will. I believe level 2 does transfer over but having never been level 2 trained, I have no idea. Something to speak to recruitment about.
  9. Transferring To Surrey

    They send out a list of overtime available for APT shifts (response team) fairly regularly. You can do these across the whole force.....except Eastern division (Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge etc) who tend to keep OT for Eastern officers only. Bonus is that 99% of the time, you don't keep any of the work you generate on OT as those skippers normally reallocate them to their team. Northern and Western always have OT shifts available. Depending on area, you can usually do some here and there. I can occasionally come in on a rest day or stay after shifts to do paperwork or case files etc and put it through. Our borough Inspector is pretty good like that as long as you can show something for the OT you're putting through. I can't speak for all areas though but I'm sure it's more or less the same. There are also a few texts and emails that go out requesting officers for PSU (level 2) or Search (if youre a search officer) for overtime...or just for general things like constant obs. In custody or Large scale house to house enquiries for high harm jobs. For lack of a better term, you can more or less write your own long as you aren't taking the mick with it and being productive. It is something that PSD do look at and don't take too kindly to and with good reason.
  10. Transferring To Surrey

    No worries. I think it's always no1 e to have someone answer questions who has done it before! Not sure if Surrey are the only one but I know TVP, Hampshire and the MPS dont. Surrey brought it in as part of a retention of officers campaign as people kept wanting to transfer to the Met for the London Weighting. Surrey have also recently increased the extra weighting allowance from £2000-£2500 for all officers whereas TVP said no.
  11. Transferring To Surrey

    Depends. I sent my application off in July 2016, Interview in October and then it was just vetting. I missed the January intake due to vetting but was on the April Intake. They are really good at replying and answering any questions too.
  12. Transferring To Surrey

    Calls are more or less the same as you get in the MPS. Surrey are more smart with how they use their units because we don't have as many officers so we won't be deployed to things like Criminal damages, shed breaks, TFMV etc unless there is a suspect there at the time for example. They are crimed over the phone and SOCO will go slow time if there is a need. Surrey are very risk orientated so we work around risk jobs. We tend to go mainly to domestics, mental health etc to manage risk but in general, jobs are the same just not in as much volume as most places in the MPS. I arranged the ride along on my own time. Not sure if there is a procedure for it but the Surrey skipper was fine with it so yea...can only ask! Unless you're transferring as a detective, you will be put onto Area Policing Team APT (equivalent of ERT). Shift pattern is 2 earlies 0700-1600, 2 lates 1500-0100 and 2 nights 2200-0700. Sometimes do early nights at 1900-0400 and some Rotas do an early early car at 0600-1500.
  13. Transferring To Surrey

    I must admit I don't know how much the rail is discounted. I have the fuel card which is nice!
  14. Transferring To Surrey

    No they don't. That job lies with PCs. Their main job is literally the neighbourhood type stuff, closure orders, Intel gathering etc. But they do muck in when they can and powers permitting. I do feel I'm given the tools for the job which is nice. You can also get extra and replacement kit and uniform so much easier. In most cases, I just turn up at stores and they deal with it there and then. Something I found so slow and unhelpful in the Met. Though I appreciate they have a damn sight more people to kit out haha. I'm obviously slightly biased as I'm here and really enjoy it. It really is worth doing as much research as possible and testing the waters. You might like the tech. but dislike how the force works. Swings and roundabouts!
  15. Transferring To Surrey

    Absolutely everything is done on them. Forget about handwriting statements, CARBS and 124ds. Literally everything is done on them. You get a personal issue mini printer (like a receipt printer) to print off stop search forms, s136 forms, traffic tickets, VDRS etc. One touch of a button and it synchronises it with the main system and it's immediately available on the main computers. Photos are the need to try and find a non existent ICEFLO, you do it straight from your MDT. Best and most handy piece of kit by miles! It does occasionally play up but nothing too drastic. Its always getting improved. Business depends on which area you cover. Surrey Heath for example can go either way, Guildford is usually fairly busy but has moments. All depends really. We have workload days implemented so 1 shift every week we can use to book in statements, interviews, case files etc. Its not a standard practise across the board though. Most teams book stuff in and work around responding. That's not to say you can't do your enquiries outside of these days but responding always comes first. Depending on your area and their demand, the local PCSOs are really useful and fantastic! The ones on my area are brilliant and are always more than happy to take statements, seize exhibits, viewing CCTV and doing lots of stuff that we might not be able to do due to being on nights etc. One of ours reported 4 shopliftings from the same suspect and she did literally the entire investigation on all 4 for me. All i did was interview and do the case file. 4 charges for it too. They really are like gold because they are utilised alot more than they are in the MPS. That's not to say that Met PCSOs weren't great (mine was brilliant when I was the DWO).