There arent 16000 pcsos.. thats just a figure banded about for the numbers predicted for in a year or so's time.Jimmy_bobby wrote:Gforceuk wrote:a huge exaggeration there.Jimmy_bobby wrote:Not an awful lots changed…we’re still getting assaulted every day.
I've manage to succesfully NOT be assaulted in 11years of working in one form or another for a police force.....
so WE arent getting assaulted every day.
if someone is getting attacked that much they should
a- look at a different career choice
b- look at how they talk to people
or c-change the area they work
I just came back from a Staff Safety refresher course and every one of us had been assaulted in one form or another, very few had been officially reported.
Out of the 16,000 of us, I am confident in saying. We (PCSOs) are being assaulted every day.
so in all these miraculous claimed assaults.. how many of those would have people used ppe ?
In 7 years as a special and doing 1200 hours a year for a few of those i took my baton out on 3 occasions and never used the spray ... Andi know many police officers that havent used them in a long time. . .
having ppe will make no difference to the role apart from give some who have maybe been pushed or something similarly feeble an excuse to get a baton out or spray...
just imagine the headlines ... and before you say anything i know of one pcso that used a cctv van to try and run into a youth on a mini moto once by mounting the pavement... amazing eh.. now imagine what that muppet would do if he had baton and spray ...
and i know of a few others with that mindset.
so.... are pcsos being assaulted every day.... i doubt it to be honest. and if that was the case , you can bet its the same few pcsos that have just handled situations completely innaproprately in most cases.