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Life in the PSNI?

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  • You are accountable to the public, and if it is in a public area and not presenting a risk to life or property they can film all they want.

    Unless of course their filming is obstructive to your duty, at which point they are obstructing police. Further to that, if they or their friends are being disorderly and their filming captures this offence or others, it can be seized as evidence :)




  • In terms of shift working, are there any flexible working policies in place? If you can request certain hours for certain days? To accommodate child care arrangements to tie in with partner's work schedule for example?




  • Thanks banterbus and majgreen! Interesting to know.




  • gert61 wrote: »
    In terms of shift working, are there any flexible working policies in place? If you can request certain hours for certain days? To accommodate child care arrangements to tie in with partner's work schedule for example?

    Good luck with that. Definitely not an option for training or your probationary period. There are policies available but remember you start out as a frontline response Constable. You're expected to do the full range of shifts etc.




  • gert61 wrote: »
    In terms of shift working, are there any flexible working policies in place? If you can request certain hours for certain days? To accommodate child care arrangements to tie in with partner's work schedule for example?

    You'll not get something that good. You may be able to get something arranged, everything is assessed on an individual basis and you can apply even when you're a probationer, I work with folks who use it and they're in probation still.....


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  • How are the police with a full sleeve tattoo? English forces are quite lenient, just wondering how the PSNI are.




  • I serve in an English force and you are not allowed to have any tattoos on display. You have to cover them up.




  • I serve in an English force and you are not allowed to have any tattoos on display. You have to cover them up.




  • What force? Seen a few peelers in england with my own eyes with tattoos on display so just thought that was the rule.




  • Tattoo policy extract:

    "If you are accepted as a police trainee and you already have a tattoo(s) then your tattoo(s) must be covered when on duty and/or representing the Service at public events, (except in those cases where it is necessary as a result of religious/cultural observance). Tattoos on the forearm should be covered by a long-sleeved shirt. If the tattoo is particularly prominent e.g. a full sleeve tattoo, significant body tattoo and would be visible under a white shirt then it is expected the officer will wear a further undergarment to maintain your professional image.  Females with tattoos on their leg or ankles should ensure that they are not visible when wearing a skirt.  If they are visible then females will be required to wear trousers. These standards apply whether you are in uniform or plain clothes."

    Source: https://www.joinpsni.co.uk/application-process/policies

    So, no short sleeve shirts in summer then!! :)


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