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#61 kpeter20

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

Our basic course is a written test and a 20 minute drive. This allows you to drive a liveried vehicle A-B but can't use blues. Waited 2 years for a 3 week response course. Our specials don't get any driver training and are only supposed to parade on with npt, not response. Most come out with response on weekend nights though.

#62 skycop

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

I had to do a 2 week basic course and 4 week response then, crew bus then, pursuit.... Oh how times have changed....

I did get my cycling proficiency certificate quite quick though....lol

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

Today as every day I will be driving my car to the system of car control which is methodical, safe and leaves nothing to chance.......... Yes great course. Just learn to drive the way they teach you and stay within your limits. That road craft book is a pain though!

#64 wakeywakey28

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

Some forces do the 3 week driving course at the end of the initial probationer training. The force I work in does this with new recruits now i believe. Not something I tend to agree with but the force area is so large needs must I guess.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

Yep our force is the same Frank.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:07 PM

I did get my cycling proficiency certificate quite quick though....lol

I did a two day course for cycling, them later half a day on how to drive the community double decker bus.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:08 PM

Well i passed! Really didnt enjoy it, but have to say that i can fully understannd why we are taught to system drive, my driving has come on a massive amount in the last three weeks...... just got to try to keep working at it now and not revert back to old habits!



#68 Frank Drebin

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

Well i passed! Really didnt enjoy it, but have to say that i can fully understannd why we are taught to system drive, my driving has come on a massive amount in the last three weeks...... just got to try to keep working at it now and not revert back to old habits!

 

Well done mate. That last sentence is key though.

 

I know that there are plenty of officers who, once they have that pass under their belt, simply forget what they were taught and carry on as they were, then a few years down the line suddenly the flap because they're now due on refresher training for their permit to continue.

 

I know of more than one officer from my lot who has had their permit put temporarily 'on hold' as a result of refresher training, because they simply couldn't do it anymore. They have had to go back to driver training for a week or so to get them back up to scratch. And in fact, ottomh, I can think of at least one they required to do the whole course again.



#69 the duke

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

:clapping: Well done Blueboy, I bet that's a massive weight off your shoulders. Just keep safe mate.

 

I was speaking to someone from the driving school the other day and they basically told me that there are not going to be any courses for a very, very long time. I am now really considering my options on what to do now. 



#70 Brown4891

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:41 PM

:clapping: Well done Blueboy, I bet that's a massive weight off your shoulders. Just keep safe mate.
 
I was speaking to someone from the driving school the other day and they basically told me that there are not going to be any courses for a very, very long time. I am now really considering my options on what to do now. 


Like getting some comfortable boots!!!

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:48 PM

Like getting some comfortable boots!!!

Looking that way. LoL






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