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by NBT001
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Stores
Topic: PPE vote by PCSO's
Replies: 316
Views: 22770

It grates me that newbies who knew damn well what the role was when applying are screaming for ppe..... If you want ppe... join as a police officer. Stop trying to change the job to match your ambitions of being a pseudo cop.... I am one of those newbies and at the moment I will keep my thoughts to...
by NBT001
Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: BACK FROM PCSO INTERVIEW
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Hope it all goes your way- good luck!!
by NBT001
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Training Date at last!!
Replies: 55
Views: 3264

One word - nightmare!! As you know I had the complete opposite experience to you, my whole process sped along with the pace of a young gazelle so I can only imagine how p****d off you must be feeling. But as I posted earlier keep on keeping on cos it will all come good in the end. I hope you hear ba...
by NBT001
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Involved in a criminal investigation?!
Replies: 4
Views: 690

I believe that they want to know if you have ever been the subject of a criminal investigation.
by NBT001
Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Training Date at last!!
Replies: 55
Views: 3264

Wow ladyk, you are still waiting :( . I would be climbing the walls by now but hang on cos it will all be worth it in the end.
by NBT001
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: hi everyone! got an interview date soon!
Replies: 36
Views: 3956

I echo efcchris' post. The interviewers I had were highly professional and did a splendid job of relaxing me. Remember they are interviewing you not interrogating you! Listen carefully to what they ask you and if you need thinking time then take it. Think of an interview as a conversation with a pur...
by NBT001
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: What to wear?
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

I can only give you what is my own opinion and I bought a new suit for when I had my interview. As long as you are dressed smart it may not make a blind bit of difference but I would err on the side of caution just to be safe. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
by NBT001
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Hi, I start my training on monday(Humberside)!!
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Hi sazza and well done! I started my training last Monday (14th) and while my head is spinning allready - I have met a brilliant group of new friends. Good luck to you and kayleigh
by NBT001
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: All PCSO different
Replies: 62
Views: 1145

I am currently a dog handler with the Ministry of Defence Police and Guard Agency- MDPGA (what a mouthful that is). I have sucessfully passed the application, the A/C and the interview stages for a PCSO ( not an easy process) and I believe that some of my colleagues would not be able of achieving t...
by NBT001
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Example of Resillience
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Julie, here is a copy of the resilience competency description and the effective indicators. If you can try to tailor your example to hit as many of these indicators as possible: Resilience: Shows resilience, even in difficult circumstances. Prepared to make difficult decisions and has the confidenc...
by NBT001
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Confrontational or not ????
Replies: 403
Views: 16920

psychosoma wrote:Well a couple of the above posts certainly do prove how quickly some people can turn to 'confrontation' to solve their problems. Not a suprise they are also people who have a military background

:roll:
Please explain to me exactly what you have found confrontational about any of my posts
by NBT001
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Confrontational or not ????
Replies: 403
Views: 16920

I am ex army and I have just left a uniformed post within the Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency to start as a PCSO. Since I left school in 1981 I have been employed by the armed forces in one capacity or another so to that end I think your comments pyschosoma are both inflammatory and e...
by NBT001
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Site problems/ comments
Topic: im new here
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Hi fuze and a big welcome to ya. Know how you are feeling cos I start training myself this coming Monday (14th) and I cant wait either!!
by NBT001
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Rookie PCSO
Topic: BACK FROM PCSO EXAM
Replies: 4
Views: 673

You have done well to get this far and proceed beyond the paper sift stage - its the hardest part . It proves that you have impressed someone enough that they wanted to hear and see more from you 8) . If you are unlucky and you don't pass then listen to all and any feedback that your HR offer and th...
by NBT001
Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Rookie PCSO
Topic: The most amusing abuse you recieve as a PCSO....
Replies: 66
Views: 4172

Most of my friends have been great and have supported me but a few have said things like " so what really is the point of a PCSO ?" or " How come you didn't fancy being a real copper then ?". One said " Oh so you are gonna be one of these CHIMPS then ?". These comments were made more out of their ig...