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Do Special Constables Get Free Travel

Do Special Constables Get Free Travel?

The question do special constables get free travel? Is one that crops up regular basis. It’s understandable why you would want free travel, after all, you’re giving up your time for free. Unfortunately, there’s no clear answer to this as it differs force by force and over time. The ability to offer free travel is in the hands of the transport providers in each of the respective forces and not the force itself.

Police Support Volunteers UK

Police Support Volunteers UK [What You Should Know]

Police Support Volunteers are an invaluable asset to the UK police force. They give their time for free and undertake a variety of roles. The role can be fantastic for anybody wanting to develop their skills and gain some work experience, or for those wanting to give something back and make their community a better place for everybody.

Is It Hard To Become A Special Constable?

Is It Hard To Become A Special Constable?

Is it hard to become a special constable is a really open-ended question that will depend based on the person. It’s probably not as easy as walking into your local fast food restaurant and asking if they are taking on staff. There are a number of steps you have to go through in order to become a special constable. We will take you through the process of becoming a special constable from beginning to end in order to try and help you answer the question as to whether becoming a special constable is likely to be hard for you.

How To Adopt A Failed Police Dog [UK]

How To Adopt A Failed Police Dog [UK]

Just as not all humans are cut out to be police officers, not all dogs are suited to being police dogs. There are many reasons for police dogs not passing their police training. There is no shame in a dog not passing their training, the training is intentionally rigorous. Let’s find out how to adopt a failed police dog and give it a loving family.    

Police Vetting - What do they check

Police Vetting [What Do They Check?]

Confused by police vetting? You don’t need to be. We are going to take you through what to expect from police vetting. We will go through the types of questions that you are likely to be asked as part of the vetting process as well as give you some of our top tips to give yourself the best chance of passing your vetting.

Police Locker Essentials

Police Locker Essentials [Plus Our Top Tips]

Ever wondered what you need to store in your police locker? Don’t worry, we will take you through everything we store in ours and that we recommend for you to store in yours. Don’t get caught out! We will also take you through how to organise your locker to make sure you get the most out of your space and how to keep it smelling clean and fresh.

UK Police Rank Structure Explained

UK Police Ranks Explained

All UK Police Forces use the same rank structure, except for the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police. Due to their size, they have additional ranks. In this article, we will take you through the UK Police Ranks and the abbreviations that are used for each of these.

Civilian Police Jobs: Police Staff Jobs [You May Be Surprised]

There are a number of different Police Officer and Police Staff Jobs within policing, all of which require different skills and abilities. Here, we will focus on police staff roles, these were previously called police civilian roles; hence the title of this article. There are over 100 roles within policing that are not the role of a police officer. These roles are integral to policing.

Working in CID

Careers in Policing: Working in CID

When you start a career in policing, you’ll quickly realise how many different roles are involved with policing. Working in the CID is one such role. Each day, you can work with different departments, dealing with a host of different crime types. A career in CID may be a stepping stone to working in different investigative departments, each of these departments includes specialised jobs that require different skillsets, so it’s important to figure out which type of investigative work you’re interested in before you move forward with your career.
In this article, we are going to explore what it is like to work in CID (Criminal Investigation Department), what specific skills set you will need to work in CID, this way you can decide whether a career in CID is for you.

Entry Routes Into Policing

Entry Routes into Policing in the UK [Inc. Required Qualifications]

If you are thinking about becoming a police officer in the UK, you may be wondering what skills you need. What are the requirements? What do they look for in potential candidates? Well, the good news is that becoming a police officer is not as hard as you may think if you have the right skills and attitude. Form here we will go through the different entry routes into policing in the UK and work out which is best for you.