However, in my Local Policing Area the inspectors and Super. are very hot on sending EVERYONE out on patrol at "Red Times". To be fair most of our PCs are more than willing to be in their communities but sadly here in D&C a project called Blueprint was brought in to restructure the way policing is organised. It was meant to be an improvement, but everyone, including those involved in the implementation have been forced to admit that it has failed the public. It meant that all PCs including neighbourhood officers were to carry out "Secondary Response" duties on 2 of the 5 weeks of their rotas. These duties are based around taking up the slack for Response and performing the patrols around nightclubs and dealing with the "Nighttime Economy"! This not only takes them out of the neighbourhooods physically but also means that they have to spend extra time behind a computer catching up on the related paperwork.
Now the powers-that-be have openly declared that PCSOs are the primary beat officers and that the neighbourhood officers are "problem solvers"!!!
I apologise for all the "" but our force is now existing on them!
lookalikecop wrote: Its the same everywhere, pcsos do the work catch the crims and the officers take the praise...
no knowing the local crims
no friendly face for the local residents
I don't accept any of the above as true, IME.
2 very different jobs, not all full officers are lazy.
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As for 'PCSO's doing the work and officers taking the praise', that certainly wasn't the case when I received a thank you email from the response team skipper for detaining a prolific TFMV offender a few weeks ago, which he was kind enough to copy in my Ch Insp... Sounds like someone's a teeny bit bitter.
ME Well he's been clumped so hard his eyeball's turned purple, and that guy's been shot in the face... What do you reckon?
As l neighbourhood officer, we need more officers out there on the street, more PCs also, but the Met is being stretched to the limit and all this government want to do is place more pressure on every member of the 'family', l feel sad for every PCSO in all forces that we have to put up with people that sit behind a desk and telling officers on the street that we need' figures'
The PCSO's work very hard to achieve goals for there forces, but federations think that we are PCs on the cheap, i have been associated with the force for nearly 20 years, l was a special before and saw what happens on a daily basis. we are the ' eyes and ears' of the community, l get called 'plastic' on a daily basis, we are told that we now need a 'witness' for PNDS.
Recently, it was stated that the coalition was going to scrap us, as they wanted warranted officers on the street, makes me laugh as can you see a PC going round doing a welfare check on an OAP or when was the last time on the PR you heard loads of units going to a domestic - yet someone trying to rob a bank or try to kill someone, then you get four units call up at the same time.
My belief is that PCSO's should be left to do there great job and that is 'COMMUNITY SUPPORT' l can honestly see that the government will bring in private companies to run us, to save money.
This is a misconception. A PC needs an MoP witness for a S5 POA (ONLY) as he/she cannot be harassed/alarmed/distressed as per DPP vs Orum 1998.arthurgray50@blu wrote:The we are told that we now need a 'witness' for PNDS.
A PCSO on the otherhand, doesn't need anyone but him/herself as a PCSO is not a Constable and therefore can be H/A/D'd. I find it unusual many forces have given their PCSOs the PND powers, as these are all crimed. If I had the power to do PNDs, I'd be doing loads just through the area I work. And no, I don't speak to people like shiz or wind people up before any smarties start saying anything.
I'm a PCSO, I will WATCH you get your head kicked in (as per force policy)