Staffordshire Police

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Post: # 198979Post gibbsw42
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:11 pm

Hi all,

Just a update on my training.

Well I am in day three and it's a challenge the job off a PCSO. I am not a shamed to say I under estimated What a PCSO actually does :slwo:

Well I am looking forward to getting out on the street:)
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Re: Staffordshire Police

Post: # 198980Post falkor
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:48 pm

are you getting to know your fellow recruits?

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Re: Staffordshire Police

Post: # 198982Post powdermonkey
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:31 pm

Over estimated and not under estimated?
I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.

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Re: Staffordshire Police

Post: # 198989Post gibbsw42
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:43 pm

I meant to put under estimated the job lol I have now fixed this lol,

There is 7 other members who are training with me, all are very lovely
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Re: Staffordshire Police

Post: # 198991Post Bert Moffat
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:35 pm

Have you been drinking??

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Re: Staffordshire Police

Post: # 198992Post gibbsw42
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:51 pm

No!

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Re: Staffordshire Police

Post: # 198993Post JimmyRiddle
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:39 am

Glad to hear you're enjoying it. What sort of stuff have they covered? And where are Staffs on the scale of PCSO issued powers? Have they combined the TW role with you guys too?

I hope this is a long term position for you as look at the news with the Met PCSOs being reduced or Merseyside being scrapped entirely it seems. My advice would be to get in the regs as you're sitting pretty there.
Power of arrest for PCSOs for 'as and when' - s24a PACE & common law (i.e. BoP) using s3 CLA 1967

I'm a PCSO, I will WATCH you get your head kicked in (as per force policy)

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Post: # 198994Post powdermonkey
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:12 pm

Bert, so what if he has?
I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.

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Post: # 198995Post gibbsw42
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:24 pm

Hi Riddle,

Staffordshire has109 PSCO and are aiming to recruit 140. All the cuts will be done through natural wastage. So no cut to PC and Police staff:)

The roll is all about ASB and we have been given powers to search people and confiscate any drugs.

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Post: # 198997Post powdermonkey
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:40 pm

gibbsw42,

You can search for drugs? About time PCSO's were given that power, just a shame it's a discretionary one.
I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.

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Re: Staffordshire Police

Post: # 198999Post gibbsw42
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:54 pm

yeah we can,:)

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Post: # 199030Post JimmyRiddle
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:12 am

gibbsw42 wrote:yeah we can,:)
No you can't. No PCSO in the country can search for drugs alone. The power is for alcohol and tobacco and/or a s32 PACE power for articles which may assist escape from lawful custody.

You can only seize drugs if found DURING one of the above searches, as well as if they are left openly visible.

There was a case that went to the criminal court of appeal in Devon around 4 years ago. Female PCSO tried to detain lads on stairs of a block of flats for 'purposes of drug search'. He pushed her away and got done for assault. He appealed it on the grounds they couldn't do that (lucky he was actually right). Appellate court decided it was lawful as the PCSO reasonably believed this was within her powers. A close call but appears you can do something if you reasonably believe you can, wouldn't hold my breath though.
Power of arrest for PCSOs for 'as and when' - s24a PACE & common law (i.e. BoP) using s3 CLA 1967

I'm a PCSO, I will WATCH you get your head kicked in (as per force policy)

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