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by moi1985
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Changes to PCSO powers
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

Re: Changes to PCSO powers

The power to issue an FPN for cycling on the pavement no longer comes from paragraph 1(2)(b) of Schedule 4 to the Police Reform Act 2002, it now comes from Section 72 of the Road Traffic Act 1835, same as a PCs power. Also, there is now no such thing as Standard Powers, all powers are at the discret...
by moi1985
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Changes to PCSO powers
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

Changes to PCSO powers

The first of December saw the commencement of section 38 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017, which relates to police staff powers. Part 1 and 2 of Schedule 4 of the Police Reform Act 2002 are now deleted and we can be designated with any power of a constable (with a few exceptions). Question is, has...
by moi1985
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: End of Lincs PCSO's possibly?
Replies: 8
Views: 3807

Re: End of Lincs PCSO's possibly?

D&C are looking to cut their PCSO numbers by 50% over the next 4 years, announced last week:

http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/201 ... -cornwall/

They will be offered other roles, rather than redundancy. Is this a trend other forces will be following?
by moi1985
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Policing & Crime Bill
Replies: 11
Views: 3912

Re: Policing & Crime Bill

Our pay and conditions are national, and not decided by individual forces. The most an individual force can do it alter shift patterns and work areas. So if you used to work until midnight, but now work until 2200 then there would be a saving as you would get 12.5% shift pay as opposed to 14%. The v...
by moi1985
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Policing & Crime Bill
Replies: 11
Views: 3912

Re: Policing & Crime Bill

The removal of shift allowance and Saturday/Sunday enhancements, being replaced with Premium Pay is a national thing applying to all police staff. Whatever rate of pay they come up with I can't see it working for everyone. For my shift pattern, the premium will need to be 65% of my basic hourly rate...
by moi1985
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Policing & Crime Bill
Replies: 11
Views: 3912

Re: Policing & Crime Bill

But only those powers your Chief Constable wants you to have. If they want you to, they will be able to take away those powers that are now standard.
by moi1985
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Policing & Crime Bill
Replies: 11
Views: 3912

Policing & Crime Bill

The Policing & Crime Bill got it's second reading the Commons this week. Implications for PCSOs are: The removal of Standard powers, making all powers designated at the discretion of the Chief Constable. The creation of Voluntary PCSOs who can be designated with the same powers as PCSOs The abil...
by moi1985
Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: MIB from the roadside? 0800 enq no for Police
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: MIB from the roadside? 0800 enq no for Police

Not sure why I would need to use this? As a PCSO we do not investigate crime, so if there is a suspicion of a driver being uninsured then a PC will be making enquiries not me.
by moi1985
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: children in custody?
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Re: children in custody?

I thought this was a pcso forum. Custody is not the concern of us mere pcso's!
by moi1985
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Just say no, kids.
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Re: Just say no, kids.

Apologies Powedermonkey, your original post asked whether PCSOs could search for legal highs and whether we had the power to seize them if we came across them, hence my answer.
by moi1985
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Just say no, kids.
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Re: Just say no, kids.

No you cannot search for a 'legal high' PCSO's only have powers to search under 18 for alcohol and under 16 for tobacco. If you find illegal drugs during a search for alcohol or tobacco, or come across unconcealed drugs then you can seize them and require the name and address of the person possessin...
by moi1985
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: In case you come across this situation
Replies: 24
Views: 4541

Re: In case you come across this situation

moi1985, True, and the cards may need updating. The debate seems to have shifted slightly to "do you need to have your card in your possession to exercise your powers?" From what JimmyRiddle says, there's no legal requirement so I'm wondering if it depends on force policy, as I'm sure I w...
by moi1985
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: In case you come across this situation
Replies: 24
Views: 4541

Re: In case you come across this situation

Take a look on POLKA, in the document library there is the up to date list of PCSO powers. It shows the powers created by the policing, crime and anti social behaviour act as all designated powers. My point about looking at your designation card was that this lists all your powers that your force ha...
by moi1985
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: In case you come across this situation
Replies: 24
Views: 4541

Re: In case you come across this situation

None of the new powers are standard. I dunno, this act has got rid of old powers like the S30 dispersal and drinking in alcohol free zones and remade them into new powers e.g. s30 exists now with the power to direct someone to leave. How does this work with PCSOs who had that power before? Do they ...
by moi1985
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: In case you come across this situation
Replies: 24
Views: 4541

Re: In case you come across this situation

The general power of seizure, as introduced by the Police, Crime and ASB Act 2014, is not a standard power, but one that has to be designated by your Chief Constable. So if you haven't been designated then you don't have any of the new powers. None of the new powers are standard.