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by JEA
Sun May 18, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Tories will scrap H and S for Cops
Replies: 35
Views: 1036

Re: Tories will scrap H and S for Cops

Regardless what they scrap and what they dont , as a pc now i wouldnt certainly still be thinking of my own safety first over anyone elses.... i'm not stupid. I'm going to play devils advocate, and will hopefully provoke a bit of a debate: The main 'Policing Purpose' is to "Protect life and propert...
by JEA
Sun May 18, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: calls off your beat? refuse? or accept?
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: calls off your beat? refuse? or accept?

The acid test has to be: "Where am I most effective?" Is it staying on my patch where not much is happening, or helping out an over-streched response team covering areas where the NPT is on rest days? What does annoy me is when you get NICHED jobs for other area's, or other jobs that could wait. The...
by JEA
Sat May 17, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Tories will scrap H and S for Cops
Replies: 35
Views: 1036

Re: Tories will scrap H and S for Cops

I don't think that it is about 'scrapping' h&s altogether (at least I hope not!) but it would be nice if the rules were changed to allow PC's to carry out a 'dynamic risk assessment' in every situation they come across, PC's are not daft and they know if they can deal with something or need support...
by JEA
Fri May 16, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Where's the role going?
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: Where's the role going?

What's MoPI?
by JEA
Thu May 15, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Tories will scrap H and S for Cops
Replies: 35
Views: 1036

Re: Tories will scrap H and S for Cops

I think it's a fantastic idea. I don't think for one second it means they're going to be sending PCSO's into armed seiges. H&S won't be scrapped for us, just toned down. On my patch there's a derelict building that's been taken over by rough sleepers as a drugs den. I'm not allowed in due to health ...
by JEA
Thu May 01, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Where's the role going?
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: Where's the role going?

erm, because I'm doing...
Jimmy_bobby wrote:more within that time period
Our "per hour" wage should go up if we're being more productive, taking on more responsibility and using a wider range of skills in that hour.
by JEA
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: the union for PCSOs? UNISON?
Replies: 241
Views: 6050

Re: the union for PCSOs? UNISON?

Tree wrote:Problem is you can't change unison unless you are a member.
Tree wrote:If you don't like what a rep is saying or how they represent you, vote them out and vote someone else in, even if it's not you.
Fair points.
by JEA
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: the union for PCSOs? UNISON?
Replies: 241
Views: 6050

Re: the union for PCSOs? UNISON?

Alright, calm down. I don't mind admitting ignorance, I was only quoting the rep that spoke to us, just shows how much he knows about his job! I can understand the reason behind, and agree with UNISON's uniform campaign. Some force's uniforms are horrendous! You have to look professional in order to...
by JEA
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Where's the role going?
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: Where's the role going?

jimbo wrote:So what's next? The could create a Police Community Support, Community Support Officer in order to support the PCSOs that can't get out on the street...
:lol: :lol:

It make me feel like just a gopher. I wouldn't mind taking on all these extra tasks but they I don't think pay will increase!
by JEA
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: the union for PCSOs? UNISON?
Replies: 241
Views: 6050

Re: the union for PCSOs? UNISON?

I'm not a member. I was disgusted at how the uniform issue was handled. They implied that the only way we are going to get respect was to trick the public in to thinking we are PC's. After the sales pitch by our rep, I was also disapointed there's no dedicated PCSO department at UNISON (if thet's th...
by JEA
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Where's the role going?
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Where's the role going?

I'm new to the role of PCSO and did a lot of research in to it before applying. Most of it has turned out to be government propoganda. I thought it was a good idea, a fantastic way of improving community safety at a local level while offering good value for money to the tax payer. However, since joi...