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Rumour of pcso's being turned into PC's

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:07 am
by DOGMA
Hi all. I heard an interesting storey or rumour tonight. Apparently all pcso's in merseyside are apparently being given no choice but are being trained into Pc's. Has anyone else heard thisor of it happening in any other area
Cheers
Dogma

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

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:25 am
by jonny121
sounds like a load of baloney to me! It's definitely not happening in TVP.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:45 am
by tim419
Absolutely no truth there whatsoever I'm afraid! Two very different roles - there are plenty of top quality PCSOs who would not necessarily be right for the PC role. To arbitrarily move people into a post as as selective and demanding as a PC is nonsense that doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:17 am
by PCSO Mickyboy
thats a bag of crap lol , it won't happen at all <--- As you can see i can't even put a sentence together, so could you see me as a PC?

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

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:18 am
by DOGMA
Pretty much what i thought. I think this rumour about Pcso's being scrapped if certain parties come in has really stirred up a hornets nest of rumours lol. I here some great rumours now every day. that much i may even suggest a sort of comedy forum on here so we can list them all lol :sltgu:

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

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:06 am
by Gforceuk
I'm sure that if/when they scrap the role in some forces that some pcsos ill be given the option to apply as a pc and if they pass the recruitment then yes they will become pc's. But as for giving no choice and just sticking a uniform on them.. nah

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

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:05 am
by brianb
PCSO Mickyboy wrote: could you see me as a PC?
No...

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

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:14 am
by DOGMA
I dont think it was meant they would just get a uniform but more like they would miss the application and tests and just go streight into training

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

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:20 am
by brianb
That's the same thing then.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:06 am
by mj12cz
Nope its not going to happen...

No one can be forced into a job they do not want to do.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 pm
by Gforceuk
mj12cz wrote:Nope its not going to happen...

No one can be forced into a job they do not want to do.

Especially if some cant make the grade by passing the assesments.. thankfully

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

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:40 pm
by lookalikecop
To be honest if they offer me the position I would take it gladly.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:53 pm
by brianb
Why don't you apply then?

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

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:06 am
by typecastboy
I would think they will change the PCSO to PC application and make it easier for someone who has done a couple of years as a PCSO. We do have an advantage over someone who comes into the Police from elsewhere.

They have now shortened the Met training for PCSOs so you don't have to learn everything all over again, a lot of which of course you already know, but I think it could be changed a lot more to make it a quicker and smoother transition.

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

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:12 am
by brianb
I agree with your point about the training but to change the recruitment procedure would just lower the standards.