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2 years in the job

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  • Imagine turning up to your neighbour's domestic....




  • I firmly believe in work / home seperation




  • I definately wouldnt want to live and work in the same town, I would be far too worried about my family. No matter what district I pick it will be further away than my current job.




  • Where do you think operationally more officers are needed or can’t that be disclosed on here ? Just wondering where they might send you? I heard rumours Derry/Londonderry is needing more.




  • Impossible to tell. It changes month by month. Realistically, every district needs more resources


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  • If someone is wanting to specialise should they hold off on trying to get rank? E.g. if someone got Sgt would they then only be able to move into a specialised unit if a Sgt position was vacant or could they move into the same position as a constable going for that unit?




  • Yes me again with another annoying question.

    The starting pay scales at 19,000 is that before or after tax?

    Secondly what other costs are incurred when starting?
    Any memberships you need(or would advise) to sign up to like unions etc.
    Is it advised to take out health insurance etc for private care due to the nature of the job.
    Do you have to buy a safe for your house for your personal protection firearm.
    Generally I’m just looking to know any costs you may not be aware of until you are in.

    Thanks




  • 1 - Yes, its £19,000 before tax. You also get the transitional allowance on top of that which is around £3,200 a year. Once you graduate from garnerville you will jump up to around £23,000 i believe.
    2 - PoliceFed is a must, it doesnt cost much at all and they are always there for help and advice. Other than that its up to you if you want to partake in other memberships, those available will be offered to you in Garnerville and they'll explain all the benefits and costs.
    3 - Up to you if you want to go private.
    4 - A gun safe is not a necessity, however it is advised (for obvious reasons). You can get ones fairly cheap that'll do the job.




  • majgreen wrote: »
    1 - Yes, its £19,000 before tax. You also get the transitional allowance on top of that which is around £3,200 a year. Once you graduate from garnerville you will jump up to around £23,000 i believe.
    2 - PoliceFed is a must, it doesnt cost much at all and they are always there for help and advice. Other than that its up to you if you want to partake in other memberships, those available will be offered to you in Garnerville and they'll explain all the benefits and costs.
    3 - Up to you if you want to go private.
    4 - A gun safe is not a necessity, however it is advised (for obvious reasons). You can get ones fairly cheap that'll do the job.


    Cheers Majgreen.




  • Just curious, would many people drop out/fail GV?


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  • Just curious, would many people drop out/fail GV?

    A mate who passed out before christmas says that they had 4 back squadded, 3 binned and 3 quit. If that is any indication.




  • Just curious, would many people drop out/fail GV?

    A mate who passed out before christmas says that they had 4 back squadded, 3 binned and 3 quit. If that is any indication.
    Thanks, that's more than I thought, what might result in getting backsquadded (apart from cheating lol) ?




  • Thanks, that's more than I thought, what might result in getting backsquadded (apart from cheating lol) ?


    Failing assessments as far as I know or inability to participate in PE due to injuries.




  • Poor weapon handling for one...




  • Poor weapon handling for one...

    Like a bad aim or just casually pointing it everywhere?




  • Maxi515 wrote: »
    Poor weapon handling for one...

    Like a bad aim or just casually pointing it everywhere?

    Dangerous handling of a weapon. In some organisations such is treated by a fine of a month's wages.

    From my mate "they aren't shy about binning people"




  • Dangerous handling of a weapon. In some organisations such is treated by a fine of a month's wages.

    From my mate "they aren't shy about binning people"

    That isn't too bad. Just follow instructions then.




  • Or just follow common sense. Only aim at a target and keep your finger of the damn trigger until you are actually going to release a shot.

    Like I have said I have been shooting from a very young age, and have had a few hairy moments on ranges.




  • Is there anything you're not an expert in Banterbus28? I'll wait!! We're lucky to have you on board here lol.




  • Maxi515 wrote: »
    Is there anything you're not an expert in Banterbus28? I'll wait!! We're lucky to have you on board here lol.

    Join a rifle club lol the safety stuff is bored into you from day one.


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  • I think this is the most appropriate thread to ask these questions in so hopefully someone can answer.

    Since joining how has car insurance price been? I'd imagine it would increase as riskier job.

    What title do you select for the insurance job title? Technically civil servant would suffice and probably be cheaper than officer/constable.

    Is any insurance offered in house?

    I've seen ones mention that first few years will be response unit only. What does that include exactly? E.g. restriction to passenger in jeep or can it also be in the marked cars and what sort of driving responsibility would be included for first few years?




  • BFast1461 wrote: »
    I think this is the most appropriate thread to ask these questions in so hopefully someone can answer.

    Since joining how has car insurance price been? I'd imagine it would increase as riskier job.

    What title do you select for the insurance job title? Technically civil servant would suffice and probably be cheaper than officer/constable.

    Is any insurance offered in house?

    I've seen ones mention that first few years will be response unit only. What does that include exactly? E.g. restriction to passenger in jeep or can it also be in the marked cars and what sort of driving responsibility would be included for first few years?

    Newforge if you're over 25.

    Police mutual as well




  • Also my dad is a peeler and he is still on my insuramce as he shaves about 30% off my premium.




  • BFast1461 wrote: »
    I think this is the most appropriate thread to ask these questions in so hopefully someone can answer.

    Since joining how has car insurance price been? I'd imagine it would increase as riskier job.

    What title do you select for the insurance job title? Technically civil servant would suffice and probably be cheaper than officer/constable.

    Is any insurance offered in house?

    I've seen ones mention that first few years will be response unit only. What does that include exactly? E.g. restriction to passenger in jeep or can it also be in the marked cars and what sort of driving responsibility would be included for first few years?

    Firstly, never declare on any application that you are a Police officer. The only time you are legally bound to disclose this is on a mortgage application. For anything else select civil servant. It should bear no effect on your insurance premium.

    There are several companies who specialise in police insurance, one of which is available through the Police Federation. If you're under 25 you'll have to speak with them direct but otherwise you can get a quote online from them.

    Your first 2-3 years are done in response, now known as LPT (local policing team). You'll be responding to 101 and 999 calls and can go to anything from a shop lifter, domestic, assaults and even murders. Depending on which station you end up in will depend on what type of vehicles you drive in, for security reasons some stations only use armoured vehicles. During this time you'll get your driver training and you'll get your own fair share of driver turns




  • majgreen wrote: »
    BFast1461 wrote: »
    I think this is the most appropriate thread to ask these questions in so hopefully someone can answer.

    Since joining how has car insurance price been? I'd imagine it would increase as riskier job.

    What title do you select for the insurance job title? Technically civil servant would suffice and probably be cheaper than officer/constable.

    Is any insurance offered in house?

    I've seen ones mention that first few years will be response unit only. What does that include exactly? E.g. restriction to passenger in jeep or can it also be in the marked cars and what sort of driving responsibility would be included for first few years?

    Firstly, never declare on any application that you are a Police officer. The only time you are legally bound to disclose this is on a mortgage application. For anything else select civil servant. It should bear no effect on your insurance premium.

    There are several companies who specialise in police insurance, one of which is available through the Police Federation. If you're under 25 you'll have to speak with them direct but otherwise you can get a quote online from them.

    Your first 2-3 years are done in response, now known as LPT (local policing team). You'll be responding to 101 and 999 calls and can go to anything from a shop lifter, domestic, assaults and even murders. Depending on which station you end up in will depend on what type of vehicles you drive in, for security reasons some stations only use armoured vehicles. During this time you'll get your driver training and you'll get your own fair share of driver turns

    Civil servant

    Sector law and order....


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