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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by b3njy » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:00 pm

They're never going to just make all the pcso's into PC's. How ridiculous, I know loads of PCSO's that wouldn't cut it as police officers in a million years.
They should be given the option to apply, but should still have to take the same recruitment tests as anyone else applying, much as it is now.

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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by Big Brother » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:04 pm

Agreed, I work with a couple of guys who are fantastic PCSOs. They've earnt the respect of colleagues and of the communities they serve. They have their own way of dealing with things and because of that they're the main reason why crime has dropped dramatically in the area. However they'd make awful cops unless they were turned into beat managers.
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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by xbob89 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:55 pm

LOL....I think that might just be fanciful thinking by a few PCSO's.....

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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by typecastboy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:59 pm

Big Brother wrote:Agreed, I work with a couple of guys who are fantastic PCSOs. They've earnt the respect of colleagues and of the communities they serve. They have their own way of dealing with things and because of that they're the main reason why crime has dropped dramatically in the area. However they'd make awful cops unless they were turned into beat managers.
I know this is an old topic BB, but why do you think they would make awful cops?
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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by xbob89 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:05 pm

I think its a bit strong to say that a PCSO would make an awful police officer.
Some would be excellent Im sure so the person who said that they'd all be awful is generalising too much....

However, it shouldnt be assumed that just because someone has done a great job as a PCSO for a few years that they would make good cops.
Remember, PCSOs and PCs are different......

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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by Felony » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:19 pm

brianb wrote:Why don't you apply then?
Someone hasn't been reading the news recently... search "police cuts" on BBC News - it'll explain everything you need to know :slroll:
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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by brianb » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:32 pm

... and someone hasn't been reading posts very closely - it is dated back in December, 2009. So your dig just comes over as quite petty don't you think?

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Post by megablastic » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:50 am

Holy time travel Batman!!!

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Post by anna-louise » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:45 pm

Just to add a nice little twist...

I know a PCSO who turned PC wanted to switch back and then...

Failed the PCSO interview.

Yes recruitment could have let one slip through the net, but said person is now an untouchable PC that it's good enough to be a PCSO. :slbell:

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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by Big Brother » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:15 pm

typecastboy wrote:.
I know this is an old topic BB, but why do you think they would make awful cops?[/quote]


Unless they were beat managers. Both enjoy the slow pace, being given the time to do jobs fully and completely without being bogged down. I doubt either would cope tbh. I don't think I would either, the idea of drowning in red tape sickens me.
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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by typecastboy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:47 am

Big Brother wrote:
typecastboy wrote:.
I know this is an old topic BB, but why do you think they would make awful cops?

Unless they were beat managers. Both enjoy the slow pace, being given the time to do jobs fully and completely without being bogged down. I doubt either would cope tbh. I don't think I would either, the idea of drowning in red tape sickens me.[/quote]Yes, me too, there are too many PCSOs in my opinon that are like that, but then we're all different. I understand where you were coming from now though.
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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by plum » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:36 am

RUawannabe wrote:I think its a bit strong to say that a PCSO would make an awful police officer.
Some would be excellent Im sure so the person who said that they'd all be awful is generalising too much....

However, it shouldnt be assumed that just because someone has done a great job as a PCSO for a few years that they would make good cops.
Remember, PCSOs and PCs are different......
so ture

from what I am told and my yearly reviews
I am a good PCSO
I enjoy my role

but as a Cop
never in a million years

Yes as a CSO you have an in sight into some of the job
you may be able to save a bit of training time

If you want to be POLICE officer you should join the Q like everyone else

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Re: Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by steve999 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:40 pm

from what I am told and my yearly reviews
I am a good PCSO
I enjoy my role
:slwo: Good for you, that is what it is all about, enjoying your job.

I have always wondered what is a good PC or PCSO....one who locks up 100 prisoners a year or one who locks no one up and gives everyone a warning. A PCSO who walks 8 hrs a day meeting & greeting with joe public or one who attends all crimes by car, takes details & crimes it. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...............

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Re: Rumor of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by PCSO Mickyboy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:58 pm

steve999 wrote:
from what I am told and my yearly reviews
I am a good PCSO
I enjoy my role
:slwo: Good for you, that is what it is all about, enjoying your job.

I have always wondered what is a good PC or PCSO....one who locks up 100 prisoners a year or one who locks no one up and gives everyone a warning. A PCSO who walks 8 hrs a day meeting & greeting with joe public or one who attends all crimes by car, takes details & crimes it. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...............

easy answer and that is to get the PC to be able to do what the PCSO's do now but like always the PC is tied down with stupid paperwork
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Re: Rumor of pcso's being turned into PC's

Post by steve999 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:43 pm

:slwo: A PCSO who goes and deals with all the crimes is not a good PCSO in my book. A good PCSO is there to do what it says on the tin....walk & talk. meet & greet and bring back Intel for the PC to act upon, team efffort. If the PCSO is dealing with all the crimes.....who is gathering the basic info from the streets!!!!.

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