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by Big-Si
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!
Replies: 481
Views: 22756

Re: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!

I couldn't agree further Marlon, PCSO's need to be challenging incidents they are deployed to if they are beyond their remit. However spontaneous incidents are a different matter and I firmly believe that PCSo's should have PPE for protection purposes, not for enforcement. No, I would say for all i...
by Big-Si
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!
Replies: 481
Views: 22756

Re: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!

I couldn't agree further Marlon, PCSO's need to be challenging incidents they are deployed to if they are beyond their remit.
However spontaneous incidents are a different matter and I firmly believe that PCSo's should have PPE for protection purposes, not for enforcement.
by Big-Si
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Off topic satellite
Topic: Frankie BOYLE
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: Frankie BOYLE

I used to quite like him. However I went to see him the other week, and I was bored there's only so many madeline mccann and harvey price jokes.

I just didn't find him funny
by Big-Si
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!
Replies: 481
Views: 22756

Re: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!

It is all down to money & training. If PCSOs had PPE then they need a training course each year, resulting in them being abstracted. If PCSOs are given the power to crime a job then they need to have the 5 week crime input in their initial training, more money. This has come about when a PCSO asked...
by Big-Si
Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!
Replies: 481
Views: 22756

Re: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!

Fro the first couple of years we didn't even have body armour. My Sgt insisted we wore pool armour and campaigned for us to be issued with it
by Big-Si
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!
Replies: 481
Views: 22756

Re: PCSO's are the new Police Officers, give us proper PPE!!

Make the "scum" think twice about what? When I was a PCSO I wanted PPE for a reason, that it is Personal Protective Equipment. Not Personal Arresting Equipment, or Personal Wannabe Equipment I wanted should the need arise to have the ability to defend myself using appropriate equipment. The role is ...
by Big-Si
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Cyclist with a very bad attitude
Replies: 84
Views: 1133

Re: Cyclist with a very bad attitude

Jimmy, that's a serious allegation of honesty and integrity. You need to be contacting PSD about that
by Big-Si
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Cyclist with a very bad attitude
Replies: 84
Views: 1133

Re: Cyclist with a very bad attitude

ScaredMETpcso wrote: I think you are a moron however....
You're out of order there scaredmetpcso! Attack the post, not the poster.
Try to get the thread back on track eh?
by Big-Si
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?
Replies: 61
Views: 779

Re: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?

Back on topic, PCSO's are not classed as professional witnesses, just as PC's are not. An expert witness, professional witness or judicial expert is a witness, who by virtue of education, training, skill, or experience, is believed to have expertise and specialised knowledge in a particular subject ...
by Big-Si
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?
Replies: 61
Views: 779

Re: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?

xbob89 wrote:"From when I started in 02 we had no powers and basically were kicked out of the nick and told that's your beat get on with it."

Get on with what Si?
The job lol. But we found our feet and progressed nicely :slred:
by Big-Si
Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?
Replies: 61
Views: 779

Re: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?

" why is it necessary to reduce threads to a pissing competition?" I agree.... However, I would like to add my 23pence worth.... I agree with much of what the former west midlands special has posted. There do seem to be a few PCSOs who do seem to do nothing other than moan about their lot and I hop...
by Big-Si
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?
Replies: 61
Views: 779

Re: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?

:sltop: why is it necessary to reduce threads to a pissing competition?


I loved my job when I was a PCSO, I had a great beat and cracking relations with the communities
by Big-Si
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?
Replies: 61
Views: 779

Re: How you finding being a PCSO good or bad?

The ticketing power for obstruction excuse is rubbish. We can do them, but if someone contests it a PC has to do the file. They are not happy, but hey they signed up for the job. The powers for us are granted by the fact that we got rid of traffic wardens years ago and the council took them on as p...
by Big-Si
Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: The things members of the public say
Replies: 32
Views: 2810

Re: The things members of the public say

One of my favourites from when I was a Special and had arrested a particularly violent and obnoxious drunk who had taken exception to me being a SC "You can't do this, you can't arrest me you're not real!" "No and these aren't real handcuffs" :sljo: Which was followed by him informing the custody Sg...