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swiftfox

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  1. swiftfox

    Question of law: What constitutes in "uniform"?

    Thanks for the input.
  2. swiftfox

    Question of law: What constitutes in "uniform"?

    Fair comments..(except for the short jibe?). The focus of my question really is around what constitutes "uniform" for the purpose of utilising powers that state a constable must be in uniform? As an officer who works in plain clothes, will my met vest and associated PPE be enough if worn to lawfully "activate" these powers?
  3. Quick question to throw out there for some feedback from the old sweats... I'm in an unmarked in plain clothes...(jeans and t-shirt), however I am wearing my met vest with epaulettes and name badge which clearly identify me as a constable.. In relation to s163 Road Traffic Act Am I a constable "in uniform" for the purpose of the act and therefore legally empowered to stop a vehicle lawfully? Essentially what constitutes being "in uniform"?
  4. swiftfox

    CALLING ALL PO MEDICS....

    Find out who is in charge of public order on your bourough, usually C.Inspector and email them directly.. at least that's what I did. BUT.... remember every ocu is different and I understand many require line managers approval now...including mine. The last thing you should do is go over your line managers head if this is the case, it will definitely come back to haunt you....
  5. Hi all, I have completed my level 2 PO, ELS, and in the process of finishing my FAAW. I have decided to commit to the new "Medic pre-assessment course" and am gathering as much information in advance to prepare. I am aware of the 10.3 beep test, and 90kg lift but would really appreciate any further info from current or previous medics especially in regards to the physical/fitness elements so that I can ensure I train appropriately.. Done preliminary research but there's not much info out there?
  6. swiftfox

    MET Shooting Club...

    anyone....?
  7. swiftfox

    MET Sports club events and leave?

    anyone....?
  8. tuition is MSA or modern standard arabic used throughout the arabic speaking world. classes are once every three weeks for three hours with self study between classes. initial level is sub gcse, next year jumps to a-level so difficulty will increase.
  9. Hi all, Its only taken a year but my joining paperwork has finally come through for the Met shooting club. I have a question you may be able to assist with.... Can anyone advise me re the met job rules for attending club events. If we want to attend a sanctioned official club event (in my case a shoot day) presumably we will need to arrange a day off/annual to coincide or are there allowances made with regards to rota and carms for official met club dates? I only ask because I seem to recall something being said about rota flexibility at the MPAA lecture I received at Hendon.. thanks for any input
  10. swiftfox

    MET Shooting Club...

    Hi all, Its only taken a year but my joining paperwork has finally come through for the Met shooting club. I have a question you may be able to assist with.... Can anyone advise me re the met job rules for attending club events. If we want to attend a sanctioned official club event (in my case a shoot day) presumably we will need to arrange a day off/annual to coincide or are there allowances made with regards to rota and carms for official met club dates? I only ask because I seem to recall something being said about rota flexibility at the MPAA lecture I received at Hendon.. thanks for any input
  11. swiftfox

    been a while, jobs alright, sometimes

    Don't listen to the negativity or energy thieves! Every job in life has its negative elements but I believe the opportunities for hardworking and committed individuals are huge. This job, more so than many others is entirely what you make it. I joined late (39/40) and have had many roles in differing sectors as a civvie. The people who tend to whinge the loudest lack that experience and have nothing to compare the job to. There are so many options to train, develop, specialize, progress that its almost impossible to do all the things you might be interested in. Commit, get stuck in, work hard and let people see that by your actions you are worth investing in and doors will open for you, best of luck!
  12. swiftfox

    been a while, jobs alright, sometimes

    hi holder! we made it in the end.... :) I'm loving it to be honest. Every job has its flaws but I love the fact that every day you can be dealing with something completely different and random. Things are progressing well and my borough is super supportive in ensuring good rotations/attachments throughout probation. Just had my PDR and have completed my sorocs already. looking forward to finishing probation and starting applications for specialised roles... personally I wouldnt want to be doing anything else...
  13. Language courses are available centrally rather than through borough. You must ensure support from your line manager and that you can justify a policing need for that language development. All info is available on language pages and are fairly self explanatory...
  14. swiftfox

    Decided to opt out...

    I joined last year at the sprightly age of 39. Loving every minute of it! Like everything in life there are those whose only input is negative. No other job like it to my mind with so many options for progression and specialization. This job is what you make it and the opportunities are boundless. I understand your responsibilities and the choice is ultimately a personal one but to the rest of you dont be disheartened by the naysayers...
  15. swiftfox

    Crime scene boredom

    Pocket Sergeant, Iplod, review your powers and legislation...