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by r_brotheridge
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Plain Clothes PCSO
Replies: 30
Views: 1768

Re: Plain Clothes PCSO

xbob89 wrote:"......Police AND Community Support Officer"??

Err, what is all that about?

Sounds like you do two roles......
nope, i'm an OFFICER who SUPPORT(s) the POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY, works if you think about it that way
by r_brotheridge
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Plain Clothes PCSO
Replies: 30
Views: 1768

Re: Plain Clothes PCSO

but there are some who do it on quite a regular basis and seem to forget both their core role and even force policy. Incidently I don't see standing at the front door of a property 'on seal' as part of our core role - but it has to be done. This is where we become Police Support Officers rather tha...
by r_brotheridge
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Plain Clothes PCSO
Replies: 30
Views: 1768

Re: Plain Clothes PCSO

if you want to run around in plain clothes catching people in the act, then become a police officer, You obviously didnt read my post very well. Out of three years on Hi Vis PCSOing! i've done two 4 hour evenings and one 8 hour stint plain clothes on a bike. On all occasions as a SPOTTER. NOT runni...
by r_brotheridge
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Plain Clothes PCSO
Replies: 30
Views: 1768

Re: Plain Clothes PCSO

yes our job is to cut crime and asb etc, but also it's to be a highly visible presence, hence the reason we can only use our powers when on duty and in uniform approved by your chief, just my personal opinion and i know i'll get slated for it but if you want to run around in plain clothes catching p...
by r_brotheridge
Tue May 15, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Plain Clothes PCSO
Replies: 30
Views: 1768

Re: Plain Clothes PCSO

a question. say you are on an op, being eyes and ears etc and you spot something that requires somebody getting locked up, on the strength on what you've seen. you were ON DUTY but NOT IN FULL UNIFORM. a) how do you write that up in a statement given that to have any powers you need to be in uniform...
by r_brotheridge
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Diamond Jubilee Medal
Replies: 94
Views: 2084

Re: Diamond Jubilee Medal

I will hit 5 years October this year, although it has been with 2 different forces, so have a feeling i might not get one, although i may kick up a stink.

i for one would be proud to be issued one, i wear the crown on my badge cap with pride, even to this day i feel it overwhelmingly.
by r_brotheridge
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Rookie PCSO
Topic: First day of training tips
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

Re: First day of training tips

enjoy it, but don't come away from it expecting to know the job, i know that probably sounds like common sense but i know people who have come away from day 1 with the attitude 'that was boring' you will probably suffer from a bit of information overload as policing is like another world sometimes, ...
by r_brotheridge
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: BTP PCSO
Replies: 1529
Views: 60865

Re: BTP PCSO

falkor wrote:any BTP PCSOs still around?
yep, i'm still here
by r_brotheridge
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Honestly, what is wrong with a PCSO wanting to become a PC?
Replies: 56
Views: 1137

Re: Honestly, what is wrong with a PCSO wanting to become a

nothing is wrong with a pcso wanting to be a pc, but in my opinion it shouldn't be the only reason you do the job, when i joined i joined to be a pcso and nothing else as i think it's a cracking role, if somebody joins for that reason, they give it a good go and then feel they want the other side of...
by r_brotheridge
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: From an interested party
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: From an interested party

BTP PCSO's have cuffs because that's the kit the chief con gave us, you work with what you get, i personally have only had to use them operationally 3 times in 2 years and they were situations that started out as low level incidents but very quickly escalated before i joined the BTP i was a PCSO wit...
by r_brotheridge
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: PAVA - Were you subjected to a sample?
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: PAVA - Were you subjected to a sample?

AussiePCSO wrote:
r_brotheridge wrote: PAVA on the other hand is nasty horrible stuff
Too bloody right! and i thought giving birth hurt like hell...
well my wife gave birth to our daughter on sunday but i'm not sure she'll be too impressed if i ask her to experience pava for a comparison
by r_brotheridge
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: PAVA - Were you subjected to a sample?
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: PAVA - Were you subjected to a sample?

i'm ok with CS spray the effects are really minimal on me, as i found out when having a bit of a roll around the floor with a "customer" once and he/we got sprayed by a bobby PAVA on the other hand is nasty horrible stuff and we only use a really low percentage in the UK i'd hate to go to some euro ...
by r_brotheridge
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: PAVA - Were you subjected to a sample?
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: PAVA - Were you subjected to a sample?

yes we did and it was possibly one of the single most unpleasant experiences of my 25 years on this planet.
by r_brotheridge
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: PND's, Lots of Questions, Honest Answers Please!
Replies: 41
Views: 3541

Re: PND's, Lots of Questions, Honest Answers Please!

we can issue for quite a few offences to be honest, Section 5 Public order being the most common one.

i've only issued a couple since i moved to the British Transport Police mostly because there are other ways of dealing with things, i think enforcement goes against what pcso's are here for
by r_brotheridge
Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: What area/county do you work?
Replies: 17
Views: 429

Re: What area/county do you work?

the West Midlands, Birmingham mainly but as i work for the train police i get out and about a bit