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by JEA
Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Searching of prisoners after arrest and transporting them
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Searching of prisoners after arrest and transporting them

Regarding taking prisoners back to the station in vehicles with a PC is a big No No although i know it does happen. We are allowed to do this. We drive while the constable is in the back with the prisoner (if it's a car, if it's a van the constable sits up front with us). Obviously the constable (a...
by JEA
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Dispatches ' Cops on the cheap '
Replies: 91
Views: 2128

Re: Dispatches ' Cops on the cheap '

Antony Barnett's reporters feature: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/articles/cops-on-the-cheap-reporters-feature It's on 4OD for anyone that missed it: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/episode-guide/series-37/episode-1 Most of the comments on 4OD (at the moment, anyway) ar...
by JEA
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Dispatches ' Cops on the cheap '
Replies: 91
Views: 2128

Re: Dispatches ' Cops on the cheap '

Then they bring up the IPCC report into that car accident. The one that quite clearly states that most of the blame for that incident should have been levelled at the Police Sergeant who took the report and the control room operator who didn't despatch anyone else. instead, it's all blamed on the P...
by JEA
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: PCSO POWER OR NOT !!
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: PCSO POWER OR NOT !!

A PCSO does indeed have a power to remove a vehicle if it is abandoned AND 1)either causes an obstruction OR 2)contravenes a parking restriction (ie a single white line on a main road) OR 3)The vehicle is untaxed on a public road and the force the PCSO works for has been given DVLA devolved powers....
by JEA
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: RJ = Sanction Detection/None Sancitoned Detection
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: RJ = Sanction Detection/None Sancitoned Detection

In our force it's not a detection as they're not being taken through the courts system.

It's being trialled in one sector of my division. Detection rates go down, but customer satisfaction goes up.
by JEA
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: children ordered down from tree by police
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: children ordered down from tree by police

As for "advising" drivers for parking legally, as far as I'm concerned if the vehicle is taxed, tested and insured and not causing any obstruction then there is sod all anyone can do about it! After all WE PAY to use the roads! My opinion too, but try to tell that to comms operators that keep e-mai...
by JEA
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: children ordered down from tree by police
Replies: 20
Views: 424

Re: children ordered down from tree by police

This is what an over emphasis on 'satisfaction' leads to, the police bending over backwards to please everyone who rings up. That's why I have to 'advise' drivers for legally parking in a street to go to work, because the resident complain about them parking in 'their' street. :slchee: But the comme...
by JEA
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: You are just a PCSO you cant do anything...
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: You are just a PCSO you cant do anything...

Well done on actually getting a PC to want to take this job from you. This is one of the biggest challenges for the police. Personally, I'd ask response/patrol as neighbourhood bobbies are (generally) wet blankets and want to do their cushy hours and "my own" work. Sorry mate, the moment you got sw...
by JEA
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: GPS staff tracking - Do you have Big Brother employers?
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: GPS staff tracking - Do you have Big Brother employers?

We have these, though they're not supposedly switched on yet. Apparently they can tell the difference between your desk and the canteen/smoking area... (expect to see lots of radios left on desks!) In my force though, the control room can ask you at any time for your location and commitment, and I w...
by JEA
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Stores
Topic: Body Armour
Replies: 31
Views: 6761

Re: Body Armour

I can run away faster without it. I know it's common sense to wear it "just in case" but I would rather be able to get out of the way quickly then have it and be weighed down. You are joking? How much of a hindrance is a couple of kilos that could end up saving your life? Do you leave your asp behi...
by JEA
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Stopping motor vehicles
Replies: 75
Views: 4584

Re: Stopping motor vehicles

typecastboy wrote: we are not allowed to stop vehicles at all for a traffic offence

Sec. 59 comes with the power to stop vehicles, and makes it an offence for the driver not to do so.
by JEA
Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Stopping motor vehicles
Replies: 75
Views: 4584

Re: true story (sadly)

whatever happens DO NOT stand in front of a motor vehicle you are trying to stop and let them run you over yes I know it sounds stupid but WE DO IT don't we? A fantastic PC pal of mine I knew at Twickenham nick was amazingly cool as a copper well respected and transferred to the Northern Ireland fo...
by JEA
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: I was sent to issue a death message today...
Replies: 63
Views: 1075

Re: I was sent to issue a death message today...

I also think that the person delivering the message should have the knowledge of the procedures to follow, in case the person asks "what happens next"...... That's what would stop me doing it. If it's an expected death, and there's going to be no investigation then fine. Otherwise, (for RTC's etc.)...
by JEA
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: power to seize alcohol from u 18 law question
Replies: 66
Views: 3731

Re: power to seize alcohol from u 18 law question

There's not actually anything in law allowing a police officer or a PCSO to take a drunk person home and nothing prohibiting them either, although it's still done. It is a bye-law in my area, bolted on to the dispersal area agreement between the chief and the local authority. (don't know if bye-law...
by JEA
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: power to seize alcohol from u 18 law question
Replies: 66
Views: 3731

Re: power to seize alcohol from u 18 law question

typecastboy wrote:Do you think that is a bit harsh?
No, we usually ring their parents to tell them. If the youths are in the dispersal area, we have a power to take them home and do quite regularly.