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About pacmanjo

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  1. I am a serving police officer and have been for 9 years and I must say the job is pretty good. I work well with partner agencies such as HA, Bordering Forces, Social Services etc but my continued involvement with the British Transport Police has left me wandering why we actually still have a Police force solely for our railways? We often get calls from BTP Control asking us to attend incidents on the railway they do not have any resources the area, despite the fact they have a major train station just 10miles away which has a BTP station. It's happened to me about 5 times now and the worst was a 'one under' back in 2010 where BTP had to send resources from 40 miles away needless to say I was first on scene and took control of it until BTP arrived. I'm struggling to see in the current climate how BTP can survive as a police service. If Network Rail want to turn it into a Security team then let them do so or perhaps the Home Office would like to give them more responsibility? The motorways perhaps? And airports?
  2. I have a mortgage, 2 children and an expensive wife to keep but I still wouldn't think twice about leaving if I hated my job. I have done it twice now and something always turns up. Life is too short to stay somewhere that you hate.
  3. Tfl have paid for it, met plods still need to stick with white shirts
  4. My force has just shoe horned a huge bunch of acting sgts into custody to backfill and I'm sure some fresh faces to custody could soak some thought provoking debates!
  5. If your unhappy, for pity's sake get out. I have been in for 8 years and I work on Response. I keep moving away to squads and teams but I can't match response for the fun factor. I genuinely love going to work every day and they day I dread going to work is the day I hand my notice in. If your not happy, get out. Wy not try going to a new force? Perhaps a change of scenery may help (just don't go to BTP - you will regret that)
  6. I'm hoping you'd avoid living in a high crime area?Do you think the MD of Skoda drives a Fabia? As does common sense, efficient service and helpful staff.
  7. Ahh, my old faithfuls It's reg didn't start FJ53 did it? I've driven most of our volvos
  8. My getting to work car has never cost more than £1000.
  9. We have 1.9 TDI seat Altea 88bhp and that's embarrassing!
  10. Now a Peugeot 306 HDI
  11. Nope. I work rural and we mostly get forgotten about.
  12. Mine is sitting in my sock draw.... Waste of money!
  13. Matt, when you stopped paying in did you get any contributions back?
  14. I did my course in 2006 and my driving has steadily got worse! Good luck anyway