Police Officer (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 3 January 2018
i worked in the met for several years and although i loved my time there was a certain stigma attached to the job and a very close knit working community. whereby if your face did not fit you would not get on the greatest
Police Officer (Former Employee) – Plumstead, Greater London – 16 January 2018
Not a job for the faint at heart. If you enjoy being challenged by your colleagues, managers and "customers" then this might be the job for you. It is no 9-5 Mon-Fri number either. You will work shifts including nights, at least for the first few years while you learn the ropes. After that, the specialist roles available are too numerous to mention. Generally speaking the Met is a very good employer to work for. Support for employees is excellent from your line manager upwards. Pay and pension is not what it used to be but I believe it is still at a reasonable level compared to other jobs. You will see and do things you never believed possible in the Police and you will make a difference to the local community where you work.
Being a part of the Metropolitan Police cadets has had a massive influence on my life, it is something I hope to get into in the future and if I had a question there the staff could answer it because they are all current serving officers.
Learn about the police and shows a positive light on the officers
It does not guarantee a position as a PC when applying for the police
Police Officer (Former Employee) – London – 5 January 2018
A world renowned and great Police Service. The Metropolitan Police Service is one of the biggest employers of many Londoners and is one of the best employers with and an excellent pension and wage packet for its employees.
Officer (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 1 January 2018
A hard and thankless job.
In recent times numbers have dropped vastly due to the state of the economy and the culture we are breeding in the UK. As a "workforce" most people stand together and get the job done regardless on how much management hold us back.
Awful for family life and work-life balance. The nature of the beast unfortunately.
The hardest part of this relatively easy job is the management. Constantly changing things without notice and expecting everyone to understand the changes regardless of cost or timing.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – London – 28 December 2017
I dreamed of being a police officer as a child and for the most part it was a career I loved and am to this day proud of. However, the face of the police has changed. Due to government cuts, this is no longer a lifelong career. Policing models have changed and like most that join to help others and make a difference, this is no longer possible due to the ever increasing work loads. Officers are often forced to answer call after call with no real way to correctly investigate crimes. There is more of a backside covering culture where crimes are often closed without even the most basic levels of investigation. This often frustrated me, but any resistance was futile as this goes deeper than a supervisor or line manager. It is a culture that British policing is now stuck in for the foreseeable future. Officers face allegations, more often than not unfounded, but these allegations will be dragged out for up to and over a year. This causes the officers involved unnecessary stress and does not allow them to do their jobs effectively. The Met does not stand by it's officers, regardless of previous reputation and conduct. Instead it would rather be shown to hand the public and media a head on a platter.
Long hours, unsociable shifts, not protected by senior managers, blame culture
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 18 December 2017
Working for the Metropolitan police was a very good experience. I loved the environment. I had different roles within the company, everyday was different. I had to deal with lots of queries from the public regarding insurance claims and court dates. I always went out of my way to deal with queries and make sure that the person enquiring was satisfied with the outcome.
Traffic Community Support Officer (Former Employee) – Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London – 1 December 2017
I had a bad personal experience whilst working with them, with sustaining and injury which has left me with an injury for life. The force neglected my rights and received no support or value from them. Not a reflect of the force as a whole but i was an unfortunate case.
My responsibilities were dealing with the general public, traffic incidents and crime. the hardest part was dealing with the terrorism attacks that had hit london and i was on front line in protecting the public. However i took pride in my work and was happy to contribute to the country and helping the community.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – London – 23 November 2017
Every day was different, from helping lost children to telling people that their loved ones have just been fatally injured in a Road Collision, to creating and armed inner cordon on 2 sieges.And deployed on the streets of civil unrest - Tottenham
Police Officer (Current Employee) – Central north, Islington and Camden – 21 November 2017
Each day brings a new challenge, both difficult and often enjoyable. Enjoyable when a successful investigation is reached and victims of crime feel satisfied. Challenging at times of testing times such as the Westminster tragedy and losing a valued member of staff
Forensic Practitioner (Former Employee) – London – 19 November 2017
Morale is at an all time low. Not given the tools to do the job to a high standard. Management care about themselves not the organisation. The infrastructure is not in place to cope with the demand of an ever increasing population.
Police constable (Former Employee) – Hackney, Greater London – 9 November 2017
this is a physically demanding job changing from day to day with the things that you deal with working mainly as a large team at times depending on the size of the task that you are dealing with and also other police services
Station Police Community Support Officer (Former Employee) – Greenwich, Greater London – 31 October 2017
A job hich is filled with variety and if you dislike being in an office then this is probably a good route to go. The police is often seen as a negative entity but it has a good team ethic which will always make you feel safe
Communications Officer (Former Employee) – London – 30 October 2017
No day was the same and dealing with different challenges was a daily occurrence. A sense of pride when you have helped someone in a difficult situation but on the other hand you are unable to help everyone.
Civilian staff (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 22 October 2017
Very busy from the moment you start plenty of support ,training and equipment to enable you to carry out your duties. The workplace is busy but friendly with help and advice if needed .Due to the nature of the job assisting or aiding the Public in usually the most stressful times of their lives ,having a calm and professional attitude is always a priority .