PCSO Bham wrote:R_BROTHERIDGE
It is people like you who the CC's listen to with your narrow minded views on wether PCSO's should be issued with Stab Proof vests or not. Am i right in thinking you only have around 8 months service?? you are a sprogg with no idea. who talks rubbish. 97% of stabbings are in the mid section of the body and chest area. = a stab vest would save your life!!
as i have read in this forum 'it is better to have one and not need it' -'than to need one and not have one'.
And before you ask i have no intention of joining the police! and do my job to the letter! but i have still been kicked punched stamped on and attacked on duty.
i don't mean to be blunt but there is a reason why most PCSO's in wmp want stab vests. do you patrol the sleepy hollows of solihull and sutton coldfield? some of us walk round nechells, handsworth, aston, ladywood and winson green where gang, gun and knife culture are rife.
I would be very interested to know more facts about you being punched, kicked and stamped on during duty time as a PCSO, as there are no recorded assaults of this nature on PCSOs. Feel free to PM with me the details or i can pass on my details so that you can send me communications internally with the Crime Number etc etc.
What you have to understand PCSO Bham is that if there are no recorded assaults of this nature it can only mean you are not following protocol which is to complete the relevant H&S forms - not completing them is not conducive to you wanting more protection...think outside the box.
If HQ do not have the statistics of such instances then they have nothing to work from and are led to believe there is not a problem.
Similarly as PCs we are meant to complete a 'Use of force' form when drawing PPE - this mereley demonstrates a need for the equipment, therefore giving HQ and the Home Office statistics to work with.
I hope that i have made all the above relatively easy to understrand but please feel free to PM or reply if there is anyhing you are unsure of.
As for your direct comments to r_brotheridge of
It is people like you who the CC's listen to with your narrow minded views
are a sprogg with no idea. who talks rubbish
I would like to take this oppourtunity to add that R_brotheridge does not talk rubbish and is not narrow minded. From his posts and the time i have known him on here he does take on board other peoples views and ideas, if you take the time to read some of his posts you will see this is the case, he is one of the participants of this forum that tends to have a logical way of posting as opposed to posting with feelings only.
I admit am unaware of your previous work or experience but correct me if im wrong PCSO Bham but PCSOs in West Mids have been around little over three years, and had you been in the first intake just over 3 years ago this does not give you alot of service yourself.
Just so you are aware of my experiences, i was a PCSO on a very busy birmingham based OCU for 18 months and have been a PC for 6 months which gives me around 2 years with the West Mids and i too hold a view not too disimilar to R_brotheridge so please feel free to question my views and thoughts also, what i do ask is though that you do this logically and professionally without personal attacks.