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  2. Wall.3

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    For those who’ve passed the assessment centre what’s the difference in the second interview to the initial?? I know they ask about another 2 competencies but is there anything else?
  3. Wall.3

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Go for it. Worst they can say is no. Nothing ventured nothing gained
  4. Yesterday
  5. user123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Ahh that makes sense! Basically I really want G and Q but obviously can't apply for it at the moment. Think it would be worth phoning recruitment before I apply and letting them know that's my preference even though I'll be choosing Edinburgh and Forth Valley?
  6. sheebysheebster

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I'll be there Debs2020. I need to get my finger out and practice the beep test. Is this really happening? 🙄
  7. Wall.3

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    G as first choice and Q as second
  8. Wall.3

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Divisions where g as first choice q for second. they said they had put g as a priority recruiting right now as they need the man power
  9. MRD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Cool. Will need to look out for you.
  10. Stevo93

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Yeah, well I had applied to J & C divisions as Q & G were closed, got a phone call from recruitment to change to Q division as they didn't have enough officers for the intake for the division, i assume it will be the same for the next intake hence why its moving quick. You might find you're actually going to be on the next intake if you pass next week. Best of luck at AC
  11. user123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    That's fantastic. I'm reapplying next week after failing initial interview in January. What divisions have you chosen?
  12. I have recently applied to the Metropolitan Police to be a Police Constable. On completing the eligibility questions, I was unsuccessful because I have not lived within the geographical area covered by the Met for three of the last six years. I have applied before to join the Met back in 2014. I was successful. All the assessments were completed, including the medical and fitness test. I was even offered a placement. A CKP was taken, but I failed to reach the required results and did not complete. I found it to be a bit of a struggle because I suffer from depression. If I was accepted before? Why not now? Does anyone know if the eligibility criteria has changed since my last application? Thanks very much.
  13. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    What divisions did you have down ? I was Jan 16th / SET early June / Interview August
  14. Wall.3

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I know some folk are mentioning that west recruiting is going slowly but I’m the opposite. Applied may sat exams last week, had initial interview today which i’m Pleased to say I’ve passed and onto assessment centre next friday
  15. To begin with you need to consider the definition of harassment. Generally this would involve a continued course of conduct over more than one separate incident. If this is an isolated incident and the officer reasonably suspects you are likely to commit an offence then potentially it would not be unlawful to follow you. The test would be what is considered reasonable in the circumstances and what rationale the officer has for suspecting an offence. For example if I stop search somebody wandering around an area in the early hours and with appropriate grounds, I might suspect the person is in the area to commit crime. I find nothing during the search but I am still not happy. I can consider if the suspicion is sufficient to give me grounds for arrest anyway, or I may opt to monitor the individual for a period of time. This can be a disruption tactic to discourage the subject from committing an offence. It is of course worthy of mentioning when something becomes directed surveillance, this would require authorisation by a senior officer but depends on the circumstances. If the same officer is doing this on a regular basis then potentially you could argue harassment, then again it woild depend on the circumstances and officers rationale. If I stop and speak to a known burglar in the early hours in a burglary hotspot etc etc, I personally feel it is reasonable and in the public interest to keep an eye on that person at least for a period of time. As previously said though this is all subjective and every scenario is different. Everybody has a right to complain if they wish and if the officers behaviour is deemed to be inappropriate then they would be dealt with accordingly.
  16. KP07

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Yeah Jackton for me 🙂
  17. MRD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Are you going to Jackton aswell?
  18. Debs2020

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Oops I didn’t realise people had all posted about FF emails....I thought it was a bit quiet 😄I am on 14th Aug. Is everyone at Jackton?
  19. Debs2020

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi folks Has anyone received and email re FF and SMT in Aug? I got one this morning.
  20. She123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi, I know it's not long away at all and it's something to look forward to if i pass ff, vetting and medical which I now worry about!!! Mental torture 😂 I did have a 3rd choice abd i think it was p.
  21. Datastuff

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi all, Just had my final fitness and SMT invite for 10th August through in Jackton. They seem to be rolling in for people now! Best of luck to everyone!
  22. KP07

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    15th for me as well! Eek!!!
  23. Stevo93

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    6th of August for mine 😁
  24. MRD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Just got my final fitness date. 15/08. 😀
  25. BlackWidow

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Nah I’m totally the same. Until I’m there I won’t believe it completely. I’m just gearing everything like I will be there. I have my updated medical on Tuesday and even though I’m healed part of me is like what if. But I forced myself out of bed at 5am this morning to get to the gym. Worth it. If you can get in practice beep tests I’d recommend it. Not only does it help you mentally but it also gives you practice with timing, pacing and turning.
  26. MRD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Cheers for the info. I'm going for E div. Such a big area though. Hopefully i get the side closer to where i stay😂
  27. MPs criticise head of public prosecution's rape case failures 20 July 2018 Image copyright Getty Creative MPs have criticised the director of public prosecutions over failings in the disclosure of evidence in rape and serious sexual assault cases. A number of rape trials collapsed last year after it emerged vital evidence had not been given to defence lawyers. A new report from the Justice Select Committee said Alison Saunders did not recognise the severity of the issue and there was "insufficient leadership". Ms Saunders said addressing problems in the system was her "top priority". She is due to stand down from her post in October at the end of a five-year contract. Police apologise for rape case errors All current rape cases 'urgently' reviewed Evidence withheld in 47 sex assault cases In the lead-up to criminal trials, police and prosecutors have a duty to disclose evidence or information that might either help the defence case, or harm the prosecution's case. But in January, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) ordered a review of more than 3,600 cases in England and Wales after four cases were thrown out of court due to a lack of disclosure. The trial of Liam Allan was stopped in December at Croydon Crown Court, days before the prosecution of Isaac Itiary at Inner London Crown Court was halted. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLiam Allan had been on bail for two years before his trial collapsed And in January, the case against Samson Makele was stopped at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London, while Oxford student Oliver Mears - who had spent two years on bail - had the case against him dropped days before his trial was set to start. The review found that 47 cases of rape and sexual assault had important evidence withheld from the defence. 'Life-long impact' Committee chairman, Conservative MP Bob Neill, said the police and CPS often see the disclosure of evidence as an "administrative headache" - a view which was "not acceptable". Mr Neill, a former barrister, added: "Disclosure failings are extremely damaging for those concerned and can have a permanent life-long impact. "These failings have caused miscarriages of justice and - as the director of public prosecutions even admitted to us - some people have gone to prison as a result." The committee found failings in the "application of disclosure by police officers and prosecutors on the ground" and called for a culture change, so it was seen as a "core justice duty", rather than an "administrative add-on". When it came to Ms Saunders, they said there was "insufficient focus and leadership" in dealing with the problem and that she "did not sufficiently recognise the extent and seriousness" of failures within the process. 'Right resources' The report, published on Friday, also called on the government to look at whether there is sufficient funding for the system. Mr Neill said: "The proliferation of electronic evidence makes disclosure ever more challenging, and we need the right skills, technology, resources and guidelines, to resolve this once and for all. "The failings are symptomatic of a system under immense strain: without change, we cannot expect the public to have confidence in the criminal justice system." Responding to the report, Ms Saunders said: "I have been very clear that addressing the long-standing problems in managing disclosure across the criminal justice system is my top priority. "There is an unprecedented focus on finding solutions, and extensive action has been under way over the past year to bring about the necessary change not just in how cases are handled, but in the wider culture within the CPS and policing. "This is not a quick fix. We will evaluate the measures taken, and agree further commitments to ensure there is continuous improvement." Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDirector of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders tells Today it was her decision to leave The National Police Chiefs' Council's lead for criminal justice, Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave, defended Ms Saunders, saying she was "fully aware of the extent and seriousness of the disclosure failures" and "fully committed" to working with them. Another review into disclosure is being carried out by the attorney general and a National Disclosure Improvement Plan is being put into place. View the full article
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