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  1. CNC Jurisdiction; what would happen if....

    Thanks! That really does help. I follow the CNC accounts on Twitter and have noticed the CNC can often stop a vehicle to be seized or searched for whatever reasons when out and about within their 5km radius so it got me thinking of the scenario where someone tries to evade them. As Oscar said it sounds very similar to to the MDP. Their priorities are different and more specific in nature so anything that takes them outwith their natural role and/or jurisdiction would need the green light first. Only difference I can think of is an MDP Officer can use his/her powers when in uniform or have documentary evidence in any place where it is apparent to him/her that waiting on a local officer is not a viable option to protect life and property and/or prevent crime.
  2. CNC Jurisdiction; what would happen if....

    It is a wonder since their powers are restricted to 5km. Are there no CNC Officers on this site able to answer?
  3. Assessment Centre Scotland

    When I applied back in 2016 I was required to travel down. I did not go as I withdrew a week or 2 before. Although I have read accounts that people who live a fair distance have done their A/C closer to home? Maybe phone recruitment? Edit to add that I was required to travel down from Ayrshire.
  4. What would happen if the CNC attempted to stop and search a vehicle but the person attempted to evade the CNC and was able to go as far enough to go over the 5km radius? Would they (CNC) be required to stop and pass details over to the local territorial police force, or are they allowed to continue to pursue. (I will leave reasons to do a stop and search for your own imagination (although I understand if the CNC Officers believe that materials has been unlawfully removed from the site then they can pursue to recover it)).
  5. Thank you. The link is very helpful. I have been reading on the MDP website as well and found a pdf file outlining the selection process. The interactive role-play exercises look nerve-wracking but I guess I should remember it's just a proactive interview to test my competencies first hand.
  6. Hi. I am very much considering applying to the MDP and I have been looking into the role, and the selection process. I live in Scotland where we do not use SEARCH to recruit Police Constables to our traditional Police Force and therefore I am not all too familiar with the assessment. I am just looking to get some insight from those who have been through the SEARCH assessment. What does it entail? How difficult is it on a scale from 1 (Not difficult) to 10 (Extremely difficult)? How do you prepare for SEARCH? I will be very grateful for any insight :)
  7. The current 'Police Officer 2018' campaign is tempting, but unfortunately the locations are too far away for me to relocate. I would be looking to go for very far north England stations (i.e Carlisle) or any station in Scotland. I think D-Division (Scotland) won't be recruiting at all now (although maybe there is time for one last recruitment drive?) so I think Carlisle would be my more realistic station. Do you think in the next 6 months (roughly) the BTP will be advertising for Police Officer/Student Officer vacancies for D-Division or Carlisle Station?
  8. Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling it wasn't mandatory. Maybe encouraged for a varied career though. Cheers again.
  9. I am asking on behalf of a friend who is interested in joining one specific specialisation but says the possibility of rotation is putting him off. I personally haven't heard of such, but was hoping if someone could clarify for me? Thanks.
  10. Police Scotland Recruitment

    I do not agree with these levels either. Anything between 7.6 and 9.2. 9.2 being the preference because the job, I imagine could be often very physically demanding.
  11. Police Scotland Recruitment

    When are the changes set to be publicly confirmed? Still says 9.2 on the website :)
  12. Police Scotland Recruitment

    How does the pay grading work now? It has changed a bit since I last read it. I know the wages have gone up, but does the 10 year increments still apply to reach the final Constable's salary of 38K, or has it been furthered to 12 year increments as opposed to 10? Very random question I know but I was told to learn everything from shift work, to pay scales, to training. Basically everything and beyond.
  13. Cnc Question

    In Scotland they are not recognised as a ''Police Force'' under the Police Act 1996. Directly taken from Police Scotland website - Transferee's 4th paragraph (http://www.scotland.police.uk/recruitment/transferees/ ) ; "Officers serving with the Ministry of Defence or another non Home Office Force such as Royal Parks, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Ports of Dover, Liverpool and Bristol which are not classed as police forces under the Police Act 1996 are not eligible to transfer. In this instance, you'll be treated as a new candidate and, if appointed, undergo full foundation training and probation." Maybe it is the same or similar down south where the CNC are not regarded as a "Police Force"?
  14. Application Timescales

    That's excellent news. Good luck at the Assessment Centre :)
  15. Application Timescales

    Wait until the job offer; it's the longest part it seems. If you want information by those in the process, or who have completed the process then I recommend you go to my thread on the Policespecials forum, here is the link: https://www.policespecials.com/forum/index.php/topic/149836-has-anyone-applied-to-the-cnc-in-their-latest-recruitment-drive/page-20- you should get a broader range of responses if you have an account, or at least a broader range of information if you just read as a 'guest'.