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by JimmyRiddle
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: CSOs in other countries
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

Re: CSOs in other countries

The civil proceedings I imagine is to do with serving civil process e.g. divorce proceedings, summons, etc. This is often the job of the local Sheriff's office here, maybe they take up some of the slack. I don't think there's anything like the level of categorisation (class driven snobbery?!) as in ...
by JimmyRiddle
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Off topic satellite
Topic: Motorway Patrol UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1694

Re: Motorway Patrol UK

Abuse for what? Trying to help people? The fact they're not law enforcement should tell people they're there to help them and not trying to do them for speeding etc. With the PCSO role I can understand it's confusing as it's a half law enforcement and half not. Very confusing to the public, supervis...
by JimmyRiddle
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: CSOs in other countries
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

CSOs in other countries

I know this topic has come up before, but I was just watching the Morgan Spurlock series and on episode which covered how Stockton, California is in dire financial circumstances. The Police Chief mentioned how officers have been cut, homicide reduced, CSOs, etc. also. That obviously made me think "I...
by JimmyRiddle
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: I'm off. So long and thanks for all the fish.
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: I'm off. So long and thanks for all the fish.

Ah come on! I'm sure you can say the general field? e.g. NHS, ONS, Home Office, FCO, etc?
by JimmyRiddle
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: PCSO's need more PPE !!
Replies: 42
Views: 2833

Re: PCSO's need more PPE !!

I hear of cops getting assaulted on a daily basis, and they have PPE. I know it's a long time ago, but I missed this. The PPE is a huge deterrent which you can't quantify. It also means that they get assaulted proportionally less, and would you rather have nothing or to give yourself an advantage? ...
by JimmyRiddle
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill
Replies: 7
Views: 2435

Re: the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill

I would agree. The age of responsibility should be the average age that kids realise that an act is either right or wrong. At age 10 I knew a long time before that, that killing a toddler from a shopping centre is the worst kind of wrong. Here's another question they'll ask "They know it's wrong but...
by JimmyRiddle
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: PCSOs have no power of arrest and had to let them go
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: PCSOs have no power of arrest and had to let them go

Would seizing the attempted stolen vehicle help? Incur less storage costs?

Also, I'd have seized the tow truck also as used in crime. PCSOs now have s19 PACE don't they?
by JimmyRiddle
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Policing & Crime Bill
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Policing & Crime Bill

I don't think they will get many PCSO volunteers but they will get enough to fill a few positions. And it's not so much a case of wanting kit or powers, but people will see it as 'low risk' (nice one haha) but something to add to their CV. Also, it seems we're going to go through the same tensions t...
by JimmyRiddle
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: PCSOs have no power of arrest and had to let them go
Replies: 12
Views: 933

Re: PCSOs have no power of arrest and had to let them go

Merseyside Police once sent me to a job involving "local youths smashing up" the local shop one Saturday afternoon. The job was a fake call but they deployed me to assess and shout up. Luckily that day I had the privilege of being chauffeured by a bobby and we both could see into the shop and how it...
by JimmyRiddle
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Brave New World
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Brave New World

You guys are lucky, I'm currently doing nights, finishing at 0715ish, rush hour traffic home for around 45m, sleep til 1630, back in work at 1830. And that SC, I think the fact he was a Special went against him. They suggest and play on people's ideas that SC's aren't fully trained or have a clue wh...
by JimmyRiddle
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Policing & Crime Bill
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Policing & Crime Bill

I kinda amazed at these changes coming in. I'm guessing some forces e.g. BTP, NWP, etc. are going to give their PCSOs all possible powers and others are going to remove some apart from the most basic e.g. name and address, seizure of alcohol, etc. and probably cut their pay. But with volunteer PCSOs...
by JimmyRiddle
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill
Replies: 7
Views: 2435

Re: the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill

So in other countries, what the hell do they do with criminals under 18 who can't be prosecuted in any way? Send them home? Detain them in a YOI on public safety grounds rather than a criminal conviction?
by JimmyRiddle
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: PCSO videos only!!
Replies: 62
Views: 13211

Re: PCSO videos only!!

But who was the bloke who took the positive action to bring him down? Looks like a private security helped, all three did it. Unless this is a backhanded jibe at either the private security for being a copper when he isn't or the PCSO for not getting involved soon enough? Or getting involved entire...
by JimmyRiddle
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: PCSO videos only!!
Replies: 62
Views: 13211

Re: PCSO videos only!!

I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a bit of smug satisfaction with the PCSO very much standing up for himself:

https://youtu.be/WCbPPLbLuFI?t=1m15s
by JimmyRiddle
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Hundreds of PCSOs to lose their jobs in West Mids
Replies: 62
Views: 3061

Re: Hundreds of PCSOs to lose their jobs in West Mids

Interesting indeed. I would often see a NICHE number recorded, it'd get crimed, then later uncrimed as they'd want to justify no investigation and of course keep themselves in the green. Think about it. No crime means fewer officers and less justification for funding, resulting in more crime as we c...