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Pinki’s blog #11 – search training

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After a heavy few weeks covering mental health and child sexual exploitation, I was very much looking forward to the training this weekend. We had a day-and-a-half of ‘search training’ which I’ve been looking forward to ever since seeing it in the course content. We had two new trainers that took the sessions, and as […]

Pinki’s special blog #10

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The last two sessions have been both mentally and physically exhausting. The previous week we had our first introduction to the police computer systems. The day felt very long but it was great to finally get an insight into a system we will be using fairly often. This week we had our last officer safety […]

Pinki’s special blog #9 first aid training

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We had an intensive week of training just before Christmas which included five solid days of learning and we had our first test, so a three-week break was very much needed! Break over and it’s time to get back to it. We started with a day-and-a-half of health and safety training and topics covered were: […]

Looking back at my pocket notebook my first day was Tuesday 5 May 1987

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  My Dad was a Police Officer with the North Riding Constabulary between January 1958 and April 1968. In April 1968 he transferred to Teesside Constabulary which subsequently became Cleveland Constabulary in 1974. He retired in 1991 as a Sergeant when he also received the Queens Honour of the British Empire Medal (BEM). Maybe because […]

Pinki’s special blog # 8 officer safety training part 2

Pinki’s special blog # 8 officer safety training part 2

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What a training session, you know it’s been a good OST session when you wake up the next day and your whole body is aching! Six-and-a-half hours of officer safety training this week and it was full on!! There was so much to learn but I have to say I really did enjoy it. I’m […]