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by POCA
Sat May 19, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: CAN YOU BE SACKED BECAUSE OF YOUR SIZE
Replies: 37
Views: 2592

I hate the sight of fat police or police staff, I hate even more fitness tests being reduced or abolished to accommodate these fatties. I say to them get off your bums, exercise and eat healthier. Damn, guess I must be a useless lard-arse then abdi. I know the bosses would love to get rid of me and...
by POCA
Fri May 18, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Site problems/ comments
Topic: Meter needs topping up?
Replies: 69
Views: 20255

Posting a reply is sometimes slow...really, really slow :wink:
by POCA
Thu May 17, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Rookie PCSO
Topic: on the spot fines how practical to enforce?
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

PNDs...PNDs...oh yes! Saw some the other day in the section sgt's office. Never had any issued to me and never used one.
by POCA
Thu May 03, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Stores
Topic: Warrant number/Name badges [MET]
Replies: 31
Views: 6732

My force have never had just collar numbers on display- not for over a decade anyway. All our PC`s have to have their name on their epps, its normally the force crest plus rank and then however they want their name to appear. IE Constable John Smith. Personally i quite like it but apparently its ch...
by POCA
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: power to seize alcohol from u 18 law question
Replies: 66
Views: 2922

Grinner_82 wrote:There is the real world and the training world. Things are rearly black and white.
Things are indeed rarely black and white. However the powers we have (to whatever degree) are black and white and it's important for people to know them before they act upon them.
by POCA
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: power to seize alcohol from u 18 law question
Replies: 66
Views: 2922

Can anyone post the power they'd use to detain the kiddie?

I work on the basic rule that if I can't read the power then it doesn't exist.

If nobody does then I'll go and find it when I've got time.
by POCA
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Community V Response!.
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Fair enough Jim. Officers in those types of roles can't be justified in my opinion.
by POCA
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Community V Response!.
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Desk bound

Poca, I understand this and we need these types of posts filling, but what about Response, I feel that there is a large amount of Pressure put on Response officers, this may be due to Dwindling Numbers, Inexperience, or whatever, My question is does this need to be addressed before more leave. Or a...
by POCA
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Community V Response!.
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Desk Bound

Poca, I agree wholeheartedly, But dont you think that PC,s are now looking for the desk bound jobs due to the large amount of work that response are given, Should we not look at how this could be combatted. Joe PCs are looking for jobs away from response (though not necessarily behind a desk). Some...
by POCA
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Community V Response!.
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Well, as one of those desk-bound (mostly) people I take issue with what's being said. If your comments include CID and specialist unit officers then I think the view is rather short-sighted. I think if they were all turfed out back into uniform you'd soon see a degredation in service as there would ...
by POCA
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Cycling on the pavement
Replies: 48
Views: 1475

Re: targets

joeyspoons wrote:Understood POCA, and thankyou for the debate i enjoyed it. I will take on board what you have put
You're welcome and thanks. Always nice to have different perspectives.
by POCA
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Cycling on the pavement
Replies: 48
Views: 1475

Re: Targets

joeyspoons wrote:No we dont get a specific number to issue,
Well, that's one bonus then.
by POCA
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Cycling on the pavement
Replies: 48
Views: 1475

Re: Targets

Poca Targets are beyond me, i have to admit that this is for SMT than someone like me, in our force PCSO,s dont get given targets only PC,s. On our daily brief each shift gets told what Offence to target ( if this is what you mean). we then disappear to go on patrol. if we see an offence committed ...
by POCA
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Cycling on the pavement
Replies: 48
Views: 1475

All i am doing is what My Force are telling us PCSO,s and police officers alike to do. If Police Officers like yourself dont agree with what we are doing then maybe its time to take it up with senior mangement and inform them to let us use the discrection that we all know we have somewhere in our h...
by POCA
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Cycling on the pavement
Replies: 48
Views: 1475

Re: edit

Discretion in the 2 wars is what i meant by how much i have had to use. So no i dont need to go to my training department as i know all about it from my Military days. being senior management I've read about your military experience. However, as a trained, accredited and experienced police tutor I ...