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by JEA
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Coroners court adjourned after pcso admitted....
Replies: 25
Views: 522

Re: Coroners court adjourned after pcso admitted....

It begs the question though, how on earth did the minibus manage to crash into another vehicle head on....? If whoever was at fault ignored the warning lights on the police car, I can't imagine a few cones would have made any difference whatsoever. True, my above post made the assumption that the P...
by JEA
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Coroners court adjourned after pcso admitted....
Replies: 25
Views: 522

Re: Coroners court adjourned after pcso admitted....

No its not, duals are normally fast roads, in essex we have fast road trained officers. The dynamics of dual roads are 100% differen,t to that of a normal road. Speed, lighting, and other conditions come into play. This is why RTC are mainly dealt with by traffic police, they are aware of the dange...
by JEA
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Illegal to photograph cops....
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Illegal to photograph cops....

Do you have a link to the legislation? I can see this being a bit of a nightmare to enforce. How do you tell at the point the picture is being taken that it's going to be used to support terrorism or incite hatred? Do you commit an offence if you take and publish a picture legitimately, but it's the...
by JEA
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Stores
Topic: Torches?
Replies: 55
Views: 9316

Re: Torches?

I found this half price at my local Black's and couldn't resist. http://www.blacks.co.uk/product/117692.html It's actually much better than my Peli Versabrite III (obviously I don't use the headband). It's 0.5 Watt LED is MUCH brighter than the Peli. It uses a AAA battery, which my force issue free ...
by JEA
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: theft quiz
Replies: 34
Views: 1559

Re: theft quiz

The theft Act 1968 states - A person who picks mushrooms growing wild on any land, or who picks flowers, fruit or foliage from a plant wild on any land, does not (although not in possession of the land) steal what he picks, unless he does it for reward or for sale or other commercial purpose. For p...
by JEA
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: theft quiz
Replies: 34
Views: 1559

Re: theft quiz

Oooh! Tricky one! I remember my sergeant going on about "theft of land" when he was taking his exam. Apparently it is verrrrry complex. However, is this "theft of land" or just theft of soil? I have no idea for certain, but would reason the following: a) No, because I know land CAN be stolen. Even i...
by JEA
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: The white stuff has fallen
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: The white stuff has fallen

I am so ANGRY GRRRR I swear this country is backward ...... The weather people warned of this snow up to three weeks ago . and yet again the country grinds to a halt . Do the morons in charge sit there with fingers in ears and closed eyes to these weather reports they get before us .. Are council b...
by JEA
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: theft quiz
Replies: 34
Views: 1559

Re: theft quiz

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I think it becomes theft the moment WHITE makes the decision not to return the bear.
by JEA
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Taking Photos/Film in a Public Place
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Taking Photos/Film in a Public Place

PCSO's can't search people under any circumstances I'm sure we can, in some forces at least. Not my force though, so I don't know the legislation, but I'm sure PCSO's can be designated the power to search for alcohol, tobacco, articles that could be used to escape etc... I might even have read on h...
by JEA
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Fast Track for PC
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Fast Track for PC

I'd tell her to keep trying. My experience of the recruitment process, and a lot of other's I know, is very hit and miss. It's extremely subjective. I know of someone who's had the same application form accepted by one force but refused by another. It depends on who's marking you and what 'buzz phra...
by JEA
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: How much overtime do you do?
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: How much overtime do you do?

Don't get any :(
Any overtime worked is recouped as time owed at a rate of time + 1/3.

Work an hour overtime and get 1hr 20mins on your card to take off later. I'd prefer the pay.
by JEA
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Stores
Topic: KIT TO BUY THAT IS NOT SUPPLIED
Replies: 26
Views: 5378

Re: KIT TO BUY THAT IS NOT SUPPLIED

These are a good piece of kit. Especially for scene pres etc. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Gel-Reusable-Hand-Warmer/dp/B000MU4IJ2 You can re-use them indefinitely, just boil them for 5mins to 'recharge'. My first one broke after 2 years when the button snapped. £4 for 2 years worth of warm hands (a...
by JEA
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Officer photographs on website & EO?
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: Officer photographs on website & EO?

... a member of the recruitment dept. mentioned in an official pre-PC application pack seminar, that some had their applications for PC cancelled through having inappropriate special Con photos on the internet. They also mentioned how this would also affect any future undercover work he/she may hav...
by JEA
Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Do you use a Blackberry at work?
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: Do you use a Blackberry at work?

Does a Blackberry have a full QWERTY keyboard? I can type much more quickly than I can write... but I can't help feel that those buttons would be a little too small and fiddly! Ours don't. They have a touch screen that you can get various keyboard layouts to pop up on (only designed to work with a ...
by JEA
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Stores
Topic: Support officers refused stab vests
Replies: 27
Views: 3151

Re: Support officers refused stab vests

You'd still have to wear a high-vis coat at night though wouldn't you? Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't high vis clothing need to be fully high-vis to meet some kind of health and safety standard :slwo: ? I'm sure that it mentions it in my force's risk assessment for working at night. (Sad I kno...