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  1. Bluey01

    Suspect Interview?

    As far as I am aware, there is nothing to say you cannot read it out. For your bog standard interviews I would steer clear of reading it all out word for word as you do not want them to know the details of what evidence you have. Personally, if there are no admissions once i have asked all my initial questions I will briefly summarise what the statement says and MAY choose to read out certain key parts which I feel may challenge their account or, if it has been a 'no comment' interview, provoke them into talking. Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
  2. @Sectioned Detection - yes, i agree with both your comments on reflection. Thanks for clarifying for the OP. Sent from my GT-P5210 using Tapatalk
  3. .... you won't have your power to search his cannabis factory if you are going for a VA. I don't thi k you can be criticised whichever option you go for though. Sent from my GT-P5210 using Tapatalk
  4. Oh, and in answer to your last question about arrsting for cannabis possession... your suspect might have loads more at home which needs to be seized and destroyed, he/she could be a dealer; they may be cultivating.... Sent from my GT-P5210 using Tapatalk
  5. If your Force policy is to arrest if CW is not an option then you will have to do that but I agree with you that if none of the necessity criteria fit then you are not lawfully arresting the suspect. Even if you DO technically have a necessity criteria then you also need to consider whether the arrest os 'proportionate' and genuinely 'necessary'. If you can justify why you do not think it was proportionate or necessary to arrest then you cannot be criticised. A PNB or voluntary interview in order to report for summons is still positive action with the same end result AND saves you the hassle of custody. You can probably tell that I hate Custody [emoji3] not only is it time consuming and depressing but it is often staffed by a grumpy Custody Sergeant who tries to find a reason to refuse detention anyway!!!! Sent from my GT-P5210 using Tapatalk
  6. Generally, you'll have Prompt and effective investigation with respect to interview and s18 search. You may need to verify their identity by getting them in and fingerprinted. Often those people are of no fixed abode so you need to arrest to charge rather than report for summons (which would require an address). If it is someone that is prolific shoplifter then you will want to Prevent further loss of property. If it is someone that has previous for not answering bail or failing to appear at Court then you could go for Prevent the prosecution from being hindered by their disappearance. On occasions, I have just PNB interviewed shoplifters at the shop before if they are not prolific but i know who they are. Then a quick file to report for summons slow time (rather than get tied up in custody). Sent from my GT-P5210 using Tapatalk
  7. Bluey01

    First Response Driving

    I am not sure (i don't works at Lancs) but i imagine there are just a handful of driver instructors who will each take students out for 2/3 week training periods. Your training will probably just depend on your position in the queue. The bigger your class, the longer the queue. If you are at the back of the queue then you could be in area for a few weeks (possibly months) before you do the response driver training. So, you may be in the position where you are on independant patrol but not permitted to drive on blue lights for a while. Not ideal but it happens elsewhere. I may be wrong...
  8. Bluey01

    First Response Driving

    I don't understand the question. Are you asking when you will do your response driver training?
  9. I have a background in a few different striking-based and grappling-based marital arts. Each has its pros and cons so I would suggest that you choose the one which interests you most - that way you are more likely to stick with it and put enough hours in that the principles become instinct. It is more important to choose a reputable school/trainer that is the real deal in his/her martial art than the system itself.
  10. Your situation is probably fairly common so I would not hold out too much hope for a resolution which will satisfy you. It is very unlikely that your MP will do anything, nevermind take it up with the Home Secretary. My advice would be to just let it go, put it down to bad luck and move on. You don't need this negativity in your life, dude ✌
  11. Matthewpoll - sometimes innocent people get arrested. you were unlucky to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A Police Officer only needs to "suspect" you had dropped the drugs. It sounds like the bouncer's account + you being close to where drugs were found gave him/her that "suspicion". You have the benefit of "knowing" you are innocent so your viewpoint is completely different from the viewpoint of that responding Officer. If you were in that Officer's shoes you may well have come to the same conclusion. If Police needed more than a suspicion then a lot of criminals would escape justice and you would probably call us useless idiots for not arresting them! ( the Police cannot win either way ). Think of the arrest as just a process that had to be followed and not an attack on your character. The process was followed and you were not charged which is the correct outcome as far as you are concerned. The length of time investigations take is not usually the Police Officer's fault ( the Officer does not want a case hanging around when he/she has a thousand other things to do). The Police are so under funded/under resourced that fingerprint/computer/phone analysis can take weeks or months. In that respect, your complaint would be better sent to your local MP who might want to bring the matter up with Theresa May. Try and out it behind you. All the best for the future.
  12. I don't see anything wrong with your plan to join Police Scotland and transfer. If you are successful in joining Police Scotland you will gather a lot of experience which will make you very attractive to the MOD. Transfers are fairly common throughout the Police (and i believe it is easier to go from Police Scotland to MOD/CNC than vice versa) so I would not worry about it if i were you - although i don't recommend you tell them your intentions in interview If your intention was to 'use' the Police to get a job in the private sector i would not be so supportive but ultimately we're all just trying to keep people safe etc whatever Constabulary you work for so i don't see an issue with it. You may find that you don't want to transfer anyway as time passes. Do not underestimate the amount of work that you will need to put into holding down a job with Police Scotland for your 2 year probation. It is harder than it would be for a MOD or CNC probationer. It's not easy so have a good think about whether you could go through all the stress when it's not something that you actually want to do.
  13. Bluey01

    CNC transferees

    Just to clarify my previous question on comparisons with HO work, I realise that the role is completely different. My question is more to do with work/life balance, job satisfaction, stress levels etc. Thanks.
  14. Bluey01

    CNC transferees

    Haha i appreciate your blunt honesty, jim2509!!! Are you ex-CNC or still there? Do you have experience of working in a HO Force?... if so, how do they compare?
  15. Bluey01

    CNC transferees

    I am at a HO force and it has crossed my mind on a few occasions to transfer to CNC. I have heard that it is a boring job but some days when I have done a 12 hour shift with nothing to eat and investigations coming out of my ears I would happily trade that for 'boring'. I am not sure if it is true but I heard CNC get 2 hours of breaks in a 12 hour shift and are actively encouraged to use the on-site gym during down time. I too would be interested in hearing transferee's thoughts (both HO -> CNC and CNC -> HO). Has anyone regretted their decision and why? Comments on the forums are generally negative about the CNC but there must be something good about it!