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Re:Police

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:11 pm
by gibbsw42
Hi all,

Just a update on my training.

Well I am in day three and it's a challenge the job off a PCSO. I am not a shamed to say I under estimated What a PCSO actually does :slwo:

Well I am looking forward to getting out on the street:)

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:48 pm
by falkor
are you getting to know your fellow recruits?

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:31 pm
by powdermonkey
Over estimated and not under estimated?

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:43 pm
by gibbsw42
I meant to put under estimated the job lol I have now fixed this lol,

There is 7 other members who are training with me, all are very lovely

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:35 pm
by Bert Moffat
Have you been drinking??

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:51 pm
by gibbsw42
No!

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:39 am
by JimmyRiddle
Glad to hear you're enjoying it. What sort of stuff have they covered? And where are Staffs on the scale of PCSO issued powers? Have they combined the TW role with you guys too?

I hope this is a long term position for you as look at the news with the Met PCSOs being reduced or Merseyside being scrapped entirely it seems. My advice would be to get in the regs as you're sitting pretty there.

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:12 pm
by powdermonkey
Bert, so what if he has?

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:24 pm
by gibbsw42
Hi Riddle,

Staffordshire has109 PSCO and are aiming to recruit 140. All the cuts will be done through natural wastage. So no cut to PC and Police staff:)

The roll is all about ASB and we have been given powers to search people and confiscate any drugs.

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:40 pm
by powdermonkey
gibbsw42,

You can search for drugs? About time PCSO's were given that power, just a shame it's a discretionary one.

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:54 pm
by gibbsw42
yeah we can,:)

Re: Staffordshire Police

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:12 am
by JimmyRiddle
gibbsw42 wrote:yeah we can,:)
No you can't. No PCSO in the country can search for drugs alone. The power is for alcohol and tobacco and/or a s32 PACE power for articles which may assist escape from lawful custody.

You can only seize drugs if found DURING one of the above searches, as well as if they are left openly visible.

There was a case that went to the criminal court of appeal in Devon around 4 years ago. Female PCSO tried to detain lads on stairs of a block of flats for 'purposes of drug search'. He pushed her away and got done for assault. He appealed it on the grounds they couldn't do that (lucky he was actually right). Appellate court decided it was lawful as the PCSO reasonably believed this was within her powers. A close call but appears you can do something if you reasonably believe you can, wouldn't hold my breath though.