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  1. Unfortunately the officer does come of rather badly here. A lack of knowledge of S.24 PACE & 110 SOCPA, the basic arrest powers, stitch him up from the start. He doesn't really issue try to issue the FPN well. For me I would just use the cold clinical approach as with most the arsey people I deal with as it usually nips it in the bud and they will accept a FPN. I would go along the route of "I want to deal with this by means of FPN, will you accept one?" He says "N" "No problem, can I take your name and address so I can report you for summons" He says "No" "I require you do provide me with them failure to do so may leave you liable for arrest" He says "No" Arrest. It is a bit dickish and will be fun trying to explain to the Custody Sgt. But in reality the lack of knowledge from the officer is the downfall as he never has the upper hand over the cyclist, when in reality he should be able to stand under scrutiny, someone with a bit more legal knowledge would end up ripping him a new one, even though the officer was right it was very unconvincing. Using a mnemonics is a little bit embarassing. Similar to the "I did a GOWISELY search" in statements.
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    Dressing up like we're petrified

    I think that image really does sum up what the modern police force is trying to achieve. It is still aiming to be community focused but also prepared for any eventuality. That is what PPE is is for. It's preparation for what might happen. Just because you are going to a "simple" call doesn't mean a police hating, mentally unstable passer-by or a Drunkard trying to prove his worth to his mates will not have a go at you. I would rather have PPE than not. I don't really think the public think look how tooled up they are. It is just daily mail pandemonium.
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    Gwent Police chat thread

    Yep had mine done yesterday! Really looking forward to getting it all now! I think I look like a drowned rat in my warrant card Photo as it wil slinging down with rain! 2 weeks to go!
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    Gwent Police chat thread

    If you go through it and not think... Wow, that could have gone better then you have done something wrong! No on enjoys A/C. Sept 27th Guys - Are you all fitted for Uniforms?
  5. That must be a very difficult situation for you, Having something you really want to do being affected by people you don't have a great deal to do with. You have already thought of the best thing to do and that is contact recruiting. Either by attaching a letter or by explaining the sitation to them over the phone. They may however say that they only look at those details at the vetting stage and may well only deal with your situation then. My advice would be to tell them either by Phone/Letter as soon as practicable. If they say that they will deal with it during the vetting stage then all you can do is wait and keep everything crossed as you go through the process! If it is unsuccessful for the same reasons I would be looking to try and arrange a meeting with them so they can meet you as a person again, to male them see how you are now and you can fully explain about yourself and a your Brothers, as well as no longer having contact with them. I hope it all works out!
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    Work Time Regulations Form

    Did the logical thing and rang the office. I was told almost all officers that they have given it to opt out to ensure that you can do overtime. I opted out Grumpy: It is the EU law that means you are not able to work more than 48 hours a week averaged out over a 17 week period. They gave me a form to choose if I wanted to opt out of it. It does not affect shift patterns or anything as far as I am aware.
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    The Wait is Over!!

    I am glad you at least know you are on the January one! Must be nice to know that all your hard work has paid off even if it is 3 months later. It means you can enjoy Christmas and look forward to a new career when the new year comes! Congratulations!
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    Work Time Regulations Form

    Hi, Just been given a start date and a bunch of forms came to fill in One of which is a form asking if I would like to opt out of the "Work Time Regulations" This means that you are only able to work 48 hours a week (which is 6 x 8 hour shifts) if the form is not returned opting out. So in real terms what are the Pros & Cons of either opting in and out and which is usually best. I have never heard of this Work Time stuff before so am curious. I guess the gist is that if you have already worked 48 hours in one week you are unable to accept any more overtime shifts. Have I got this right? What has everyone else done? Thanks Jake
  9. PCJake

    The Wait is Over!!

    Great Thanks Can't wait to start now!
  10. PCJake

    The Wait is Over!!

    Yea I already have boots from Specials - They are Magnum Classics which is what was recommended to me by the stores at SWP. They were about 50 quid from Patrol Store I think. Some of the other specials have gone for Magnum Stealth's but it seems that Magnum is the way to go. They are very comfortable and stable just a tad heavy. I will PM you now. Right time to go out and celebrate!!
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    The Wait is Over!!

    Congrats Mate. I got the same news! Cannot wait to start now! Looks like I shall be seeing a lot more of you in the near future! Good feeling isn't it knowing all the hard work has paid off!
  12. PCJake

    August Intake

    Spoke to recruiting today. For the people who did their drugs test on the 5th the results will be in at the end of this week. They will then be making decisions based on the assessment centre score and that of the second interview. They will be making phonecalls to those who have been sucsessful at the end of next week! We still have a little longer to wait! If it is not too rude a question how did everyone do in the A/C
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    August Intake

    I only have to give a week. I am not sure what is usual practice but this is the worst waiting I have ever had to endure!
  14. PCJake

    September 2010 AC??

    Ohh ok. Have you heard anything yet?
  15. PCJake

    August Intake

    You not heard yet either? I am itching to find out! I tried to ring recruiting today but kept going to answer phone. I think there are a fair few of us waiting to find out!