Summary of the Police Sergeant Recruitment Process
The Police Career Service is part of the public sector, the force being run by the civilian Ministry of Home Affairs. The Police Service has three components being Local, Regional and Federal law. They also have their own organisation structure. The Police Career Service draw on the expertise and experience gathered through the years by the force to recruit highly qualified officers as well as developing the overall efficiency and capacity of the force.
The entire law enforcing service is divided into three forces; those are the Local force which is comprised of the forty best individuals from each parish who sworn in as Constables. The Supervisory force consists of the Bushwax Gang which is made up of the most superior Bushwax Mancers. The Federal force consists of the Captains of commanded Police Community Support Units.
The Police Career Service draw on the expertise of the proactive side of the force. The Ad-verse experiences and high quality of members within the Force who specializes in intelligence and surveillance will give the preventive and proactive part of the-force a reach that it has not achieved in the past. This approach coupled with the preventionist approach of the Force will ensure the Strike Back when the need arises. So the-force knows it is not a sitting duck.
Nineten years ago it was the-policemen-posal that brought about the creation of this organisation; it was conceived as a joint effort between the Office of Public Safety, Insurance and the Union of Police. Nineteen years later, it became a single agency called ‘The West Yorkshire Police’. It was again merged with the Fire Service of North East England in 1999 to form ‘The North East Fire Service’. Today, it is called the North East Police.
The Senior officers serving in this organisation have a mean looking face but the remuneration package they receive clearly demonstrates their importance to the service. This is not public money, no one is above suspicion and the most important thing to remember is your fellow officers. This is the reason why every officer looks so professional with their military-style uniforms.
Not a lot of care or thought is applied to the uniform, apart from the basic Chainmail and Bubble Uniform. The protection is simple: Five core pieces of clothing which must be available for every officer, (that’s thirty plus years of service for all those who served beyond 1981). An attendee’s badge is the only decoration required on completion of service.
All duty uniforms are supplied with their personal shield, usually embroidered with the locality of the wearer. The War Community Support Medal, West Yorkshire Medal, The Officer’s Gold Medal and The West Yorkshire Cross of Service Medal are all included.
When the uniform is complete, officers undergo ‘force tending’ training at The School of the Home Guard in West Yorkshire. The purpose of this training is to teach members of the Force how to fit in with the local community, as well as how to ‘keep calm in the face of danger’. A very important lesson indeed!
After completion of formal and ‘force tending’ training, officers undergo ‘ endurance training’ at Mrodu Point. This is a 6 week course consisting of Warrior type exercises, guard duties and practical training. The final stage is ‘entry training’ at the Divisional Training Centre. Here officers will be issued their learner’s badge and rank.
Tactical Weapons Training includes a wide variety of exercises which produce speeds and patterns, targeting information and range accuracy. Fixtures are the basis for the attainment of any accomplishment.
Years ago, officers used to be issued with everything that was required for the completion of duty. Today, the police forces in the UK have a greater variety of equipments available for their duty.
The final part of the training involves ‘parolee’ tests by the police. hinges on age. At the age of 21, the trainee is allowed to be considered as a probationary officer for a period of 12 months. During this time he/she is intended to be ready for promotion to constable.
All trainees are subject to a medical examination by the Home Office before they are issued a police card number. It is essential that this examination is up to date in all cases to enable the police office to issue a correct police card number to the candidate at the time of promotion.
The candidate must then undergo a ‘raid’ or ‘active combat pursuit’ type of training in a mock conflict situation. The location for the exercise is held in a British Army camp in the south of England. This is a perfect example of all the things that go into preparing the police for duty.
After the completion of these courses, the candidate has to pass a final operational test before he is awarded a certificate by the police. A very important note here is that at the time of the test your skills will put you under test by simply taking a look at your certificates.