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New PCSOs join force

Post: # 194986Post Bert Moffat
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:44 pm

http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/l ... -1-5147001

New PCSOs join force

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Sixteen new PCSOs have been welcomed in to the force.

The new recruits have completed their five-week training course and have joined Safer Neighbourhood teams across the county.

The group of 11 women and five men are stationed in Peartree, Long Eaton, Buxton, Matlock, Chesterfield, Staveley, Langley Mill and Swadlincote.

This is the first intake of PCSOs in Derbyshire for three years.

The new recruits come from a variety of professional backgrounds.

One was previously a postman and a volunteer special constable, one has a master’s degree in forensics, one is a qualified teacher and another has already worked as a PCSO in Lancashire.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “I am delighted that the constabulary is now in a position to recruit new Police Community Support Officers. Our new recruits will be making a genuine difference to the lives of people in our communities.”[/color]

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Post: # 194995Post tonkertoy
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:02 pm

I've heard rumours that 100 new PCSO's will be Recruited by D&C Police during 2013 !!

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Post: # 194996Post katie c
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:29 pm

tangent....

glad we dont have to wear cravats, dont they look awful?

(yes, i'm very shallow)

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Post: # 195001Post bluecopper
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:21 pm

katie c wrote:tangent....

glad we dont have to wear cravats, dont they look awful?

(yes, i'm very shallow)
what do you wear then, ties?

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Post: # 195004Post katie c
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:29 pm

bluecopper wrote:
katie c wrote:tangent....

glad we dont have to wear cravats, dont they look awful?

(yes, i'm very shallow)
what do you wear then, ties?
yes we do. well at training school. and in court. :sljo:

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Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:30 pm

katie c wrote:
bluecopper wrote:
katie c wrote:tangent....

glad we dont have to wear cravats, dont they look awful?

(yes, i'm very shallow)
what do you wear then, ties?
yes we do. well at training school. and in court. :sljo:
We have to wear ties or cravats if you're a girlie whenever we are wearing a long sleeved shirt, a jumper or an outer garment. They sometimes bring in a rule that lasts for a few months that you must wear a tie whenever you are in a public facing role, regardless of what you are wearing. Ties or cravats obviously don't go with polo shirts!!!

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Post: # 195020Post ninjamonk
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:22 am

Just to touch on what katie c said about wearing ties etc at court,I had to go to Magistrates the other month and i'm in crown very soon I was advised that you can wear ,which I did your operational gear instead of ties etc , is this case where everyone else is from ?

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Post: # 195029Post Nick1973
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:11 pm

Here in Manchester, we are advised to wear our 'normal operational uniform' when giving evidence in Court, Mags or otherwise. Unfortunately, in GMP we are given these terrible, cheap-looking navy blue t-shirts/long-sleeved 'thermal' tops, plus black 'cargo' type trousers. I personally think whilst they are practical, we should be issued with something more formal for Court.
The bobbies get to wear their ceremonial tunics at Crown court, we don't. Imagine standing inside a warm, stuffy courtroom wearing your body armour and a hi-vis jacket. It looks stupid.
My previous uniform was traditional black trousers, white cotton shirt/t-shirt, buttoned, with a black tie. We also had a black overcoat or blouson jacket, but these are no longer available at stores.
I much preferred that to the present uniform. (the black tie became the awful cabin-crewlike red/blue tie)...before they finally binned ties completely. I wouldn't want to canvass opinion of how we look to the bench/CPS/legal staff at Court, I suspect we would not get a good response. The only good thing usually is that the defendants look worse than we do!

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Post: # 195032Post Big Brother
Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:48 pm

I don't think they mean wear your body armour and high viz when they say operational.
Big brother is watching you.

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Post: # 195045Post Minx
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:20 pm

tonkertoy wrote:I've heard rumours that 100 new PCSO's will be Recruited by D&C Police during 2013 !!
It'll be in-fill after the rumoured 180 PCs to be recruited this month and in April 2013.

katie c wrote:tangent....

glad we dont have to wear cravats, dont they look awful?

(yes, i'm very shallow)

I'm glad we don't have cravats and ties but they do look smarter than the horrible black, sweaty polo shirts that we have to wear. D&C PCSO uniform is the PC one with different labels!

For court, ourselves and PCs have to wear full op uniform, stabbies included.
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Post: # 195488Post kearle
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:01 am

Iv heard a rumour of another 5 PCSO intakes for 2013, at 19 people each intake thats 95. Plus some intakes would be open to the public.

Secondly that there would be 75 PC positions for the whole of D&C in April

Just rumours and speculation that iv heard.

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Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:15 am

kearle wrote:Iv heard a rumour of another 5 PCSO intakes for 2013, at 19 people each intake thats 95. Plus some intakes would be open to the public.

Secondly that there would be 75 PC positions for the whole of D&C in April

Just rumours and speculation that iv heard.
Sorry, but what do you mean by "open to the public"?

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Post: # 195534Post Bert Moffat
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:54 am

Internal applications only bob, probably due to budget constraints.

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Post: # 195537Post xbob89
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:06 pm

Bert Moffat wrote:Internal applications only bob, probably due to budget constraints.
Internal applications only? What? For a PCSOs position?

According to the article these latest recruits were all from the "public"....

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Post: # 195538Post Bert Moffat
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:46 pm

Where does it say that bob?

It only appears to tell you what four out of the sixteen did before they got appointed.

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