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About monks85

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  1. monks85

    PSD complaint

    Additional to above.
  2. monks85

    PSD complaint

    Query on a very grey area (surprisingly). If a complaint is being originally dealt with as a 'local investigation' yet finalised as 'local resolution' and the person appeals and then the officer is subject to misconduct (IPCC website states that local resolution does not involve the disciplinary process and will not result in misconduct proceedings against an officer, does this mean during investigation or upon finalisation?). Firstly, does the complainant not have to agree to local res and the actions suggested? And how was it finalised as that in the first place if then up'd in severity due to the fact it was appealed? Carried out lots of research but hard to find such a scenario. Thank you in advance for any responses
  3. monks85

    What do you find most exciting

    Fifty Shades of Blue by stewie_griffin. It'd be a best seller! ;-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. monks85

    Crown court in the morning

    I would ask a colleague in your force. Ours you go in standard uniform/ppe. Called in on a rest day is normally double time but the rules are forever changing! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. monks85

    Police presence at post mortem.

    The senior investigating officer will often be there and possibly a PC who has stayed with a victim for continuity if it was suspicious circumstances. Likewise with a fatal collision victim, the SIO would normally attend or send a PC, more to scribe for the HM Pathologist more than anything else and to bring back the verdict quicker Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
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    Fellow AFOs

    Oh well, who needs practice when you carry a gun?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
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    Fellow AFOs

    I asked the question one day down at the range about getting more shooting time to which the reply I got was, the boss wants AFOs that can maintain a skill over long periods of inactivity. Qual shoots next month and only got to shoot 50 rounds yesterday and that's the first time I've shot since my last qual shoot six months ago! I like the idea of being able to go down on a night shift and shoot like that but that'll never happen! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
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    Fellow AFOs

    How much actual shooting/range time do you currently get? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  9. monks85

    Should/ can I sue the job?

    It's difficult to say with not being a medical practitioner and not knowing what these actions were, but I don't expect you to disclose them on here. Although I can imagine that 'the job' will say that if you knew you were unwell and not fit for duty that the responsibility lay on you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
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    Becoming an AFO

    Hi, Think you're slightly jumping the gun there (pardon the pun). One step at a time and all that. In reply to your question it totally depends on which force. In my force you apply for an Operational Support role which you have to pass the selection process and interview and then go to a firearms assessment and have to achieve 9.4 on the bleep test. If you are successful in that then you will go on a firearms course which is generally 8/9 weeks. Some forces have dedicated firearms units who do just that. Others have multipurpose departments ie all our Roads Policing officers are AFOs. I'm 28 and I've been an AFO around 18months with 5 years service as a PC. I'm probably one of the youngest in age and most definitely service. Hope this helps Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
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    Simple. If another road user would benefit from it then indicate. Picture 1 people know that you're joining the flow of traffic. If people want to indicate then right hand indication, no different layout to a motorway slip. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  12. monks85

    Nottinghamshire Police Roads Policing

    You'll find with most forces now that RPU is mostly firearms
  13. monks85

    Amy Winehouse is dead.

    Good people die but nothing is ever said so why should we be bothered about her
  14. monks85

    Taser obsession

    haha I saw that and thought exactly the same thing....I had to rewind to make sure!
  15. monks85

    Training Style

    I'm not BTP but I went through the IPLDP scheme which does provide you with a diploma in policing when successfully completed.