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  1. MDPER

    Tactical Support Group

    MDPREC - Fact- the force recruited 265 officers last year but only resulted in a net increases of 8 officers !
  2. MDPER

    Tactical Support Group

    It’s amazing how many people fall foul of joining MDP without realising what actually is involved. It is static guarding almost everywhere end of story. I was looking through some previous TalkThrough magazines it gives an idea of what the force once did and what it does now. Unfortunately PR11 shot the force to peices. Will it be able to recover ? I’m not so sure - as MDP is losing officers as fast as it recruits them and added to this the increased lack of competence at higher management (some stations aren’t even funded yet Officers have to carry on! A proper long term settlement is required to allow the force to settle and hopefully grow! There are other customers wanting MDP services so why can’t the force be proactive and go out and win back some repayment stations ! None of it is rocket science.
  3. MDPER

    Allowances at different sites

    Pompey is one of the cheaper areas. Rent is just cheaper than Reading etc.
  4. MDPER

    Armed Infrastructure Police

    Can someone let us know which 2 stations are being threatened with closure in the south the DPF have mentioned it?
  5. MDPER

    Armed Infrastructure Police

    Sorry but there is no way this will ever get through parliament. Yes other European countries have national forces but you only have to look at the disaster that was Police Scotland to see this probably won't happen.
  6. MDPER

    Positivity ?

    Another new requirement added to the list too - that being postings at Derby plant.
  7. MDPER

    Proposed shift changes

    Every new recruit should be prepared to do at least 3 years at AWE or Scotland. If you can't handle that, don't bother applying !
  8. MDPER

    Proposed shift changes

    The attrition rate is very high. Can't remember the exact figure. People leaving outstrip new recruits, it's a pretty dire position to be in.
  9. MDPER

    Armed Infrastructure Police

    There are 2 options being looked at; 1. National Infra Police - combining all firearms forces 2. Armed Infra Police & Transport Infra Police Merging MDP/CNC is the easiest option , bear that in mind.
  10. MDPER


    MDP HQ moving to Bassingbourne Barracks ? As per defence sec announcement today (7/11/16) .
  11. MDPER

    Armed Infrastructure Police

    A CNC and MDP merger would give officers greater scope and employment prospects. Pretty similar in role but I suspect this time round like MDPREC has said- doing nothing is not an option and the PM will be keen to act on this given her previous role. Will be done in stages no doubt with non HDPF forces merging first.
  12. MDPER

    Awe Shifts And Overtime

    To the people that have left why did U even apply? I've been hearing the same old stuff for over 10 years about being posted away from home and being unhappy etc . Which bit of the recruitment process did you not understand ? My advice to anyone is DO NOT join MDP unless you are from an area where They have major sites. If you are from Portsmouth , Berkshire or Scotland then go for it. Otherwise forget it.
  13. MDPER

    Current Climate

    You would have thought CSG may have turned up at Marham. This is exactly the sort of role MDP should be doing not HO
  14. MDPER

    Current Climate

    Portsmouth requires a big uplift in numbers. the trouble with MDP is that it's losing officers faster than they can recruit. Plus the the powers that be have taken on new sites recently. All adds to the pressure - I note also CC seems to suggest there is a half way house with regard the infrastructure review. So forget about being part of any wider NIP for the time being.
  15. MDPER

    Current Climate

    Not quite sure what you mean ?