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recon1

Week in the life

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Hi, I'm just about to start my new recruit training however I would like to get an honest oppion of life in CID.. I was wondering if anyone could give an example of what it's like to spend a week as a DC. Likes/dislikes/similarities to uniform and things that are completely different. Just a general run down of what you could expect to be doing as a DC.

 

Thanks 

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My force doesn't have a single CID department and TBH I'm not sure how many forces do.  DC's roles will vary depending on department but you can expect long hours of routine enquiries interspersed with long hours of intense activity if you are dealing with a big job or demanding prisoner or investigation.

I'm a D on a general investigation unit and I get jobs allocated on every shift as well  as dealing with prisoners response arrest, backing up complex or whatever unit has run out of staff so every day is different albeit with many being Groundhog Day.  In one set I can  deal with shop theft to PWITS, s.18 wounding, or a domestic.

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Thanks for the reply. 

Do you get out and about much in the role or are you in the station most of the time? 

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Its mainly office based.

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