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  1. Contact the Collision department of whatever force dealt - check the force website for contact details. They generally are only available during office hours so I would email them - can usually be done direct from the website. See if they can give you an update. The officer will have completed a form and submitted it via supervisor and will almost certainly never see it again.
  2. Do your smart trousers go green once they have been washed a couple of times as ours do? In sunlight we look like paramedics with shiny dark green trousers, but apparently that's perfectly normal and acceptable wear and tear!
  3. I use the built in calendar on my ipad. You need to set it up on a PC or mac as you then have extra options, but then share it through icloud. Simply put an all day appointment - call it "earlies" and go to the repeat option, then custom and repeat every Monday and Tuesday every 10 weeks - or however long your pattern is, with no end date. Next do the Wednesday and Thursday, and so on. Takes about 20-30 minutes to set up the whole calendar and you can then share it with whatever devices you need, and give access to partner or other family who need to know your shifts.
  4. Daily Mail describes them as "Senior Police Officers" with their usual regard for accuracy in any story involving the word Police.
  5. Can't really beat Altbergs - British made, not the cheapest but very good, and they will give you a decent discount if you are serving. Worth a call, and if you are in the North Yorkshire area (Richmond I believe) they have a factory shop and can alter boots to fit perfectly.
  6. When it comes to Driving Licence, Insurance and MOT test certificate don't get too hung up on cautioning and interviewing. You do not need to do so. There is a statutory requirement to produce to an officer in uniform your driving licence, insurance and MOT. If they cannot, because they do not have them the offence is complete. That's all your statement needs to say. I required the driver to produce his certificate of insurance and he was unable to as he was not insured at the time. The fact it took you 40 minutes and phone calls to insurance companies and going round the houses in a series of ever complex tales of who might be insured is largely irrelevant.
  7. I have to agree with Traffic Rat - I rarely patrol double crewed, and haven't done so for most of my 20+ years. I have spent more than half of that as a Traffic officer (I know I'm meant to call my self Response with Roads Policing Specialist Skills, but life's too short!) and feel more productive on my own - that is especially so on fast roads when I haven't got to think about what anyone else may be doing - just concentrate on my safety and deal with the job.
  8. Two police officers left with broken bones and a fractured skull after late night hit-and-run Pair hurt in Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, Manchester at 10.45pm last night They had stopped a vehicle who then drove into them and sped off Two police officers have been knocked down and badly injured in a hit-and-run. The officers were struck by a car in Harpurhey, north Manchester last night, leaving one with broken bones and the other with a fractured skull. They had left their vehicle in Rochdale Road to speak to a driver and passenger late last night who then smashed into them before driving off. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: 'At approximately 10.45pm last night two GMP officers had stopped another car. When they got out to speak to the occupants it was driven into them. The vehicle then left the scene. 'One of the officers has some broken bones and the other has a fractured skull. They are in a stable condition in hospital.' Two people were arrested over the incident. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  9. Most of us have a repeating shift pattern - usually over a 5, 6 or 10 week period. I use a simple calendar and make an all day appointment every day. Most will give you the option of repeating this appointment daily, weekly, monthly or yearly and then a custom option. Use that and repeat every 5 weeks or 10 or however often your shift repeats, with no end date. I am currently using Google calendar which updates on my computer at home and on my HTC phone, whichever I input either a shift change, court date or annual leave. It's completely free and take no longer to set up than any app, and I've tried a few.
  10. September this year!
  11. 19yrs and 5 months. I was only asking the other day if the job brings out your natural cynicism, or if you start with none and it actuals makes you that way - sort nature/nurture debate.
  12. Altberg Peacekeeper P1 Aqua - I have always bought these, but now my force is issuing them, if you have the right specialist qualifications - which I do!
  13. I rarely interview for document offences. You require someone to produce insurance for the vehicle they are driving. After various enquiries, including calls to the Motor Insurers Bureau, they were unable to produce insurance as they were not insure to drive at the time. I pointed out the offence and reported them for summons. After caution they made no reply. The whether you seize or allow them to to insure at the roadside is down to discretion - you have the power to seize, but it does not mean you will do.
  14. Yes please - old git with the golden jubilee medal as well!
  15. I would suggest that you read the NPIA guidance to get a good understanding of the role before you put yourself forward. It's not all pink and fluffy, nor is it all about chatting with the media and making cups of tea for the family. - Link to NPIA FLO document.