I worked for the Metropolitan Police Service for 26 years, but took voluntary redundancy in 2015.
At the time of leaving, my typical day was to place orders for Crime Scene Officers, chasing up these orders, making and receiving phone calls and performing general admin duties.
The management was fine enough for me to perform my duties, but my colleagues and I were able to perform our duties without having to constantly check with our manager. This is because we were a highly effective unit and could solve most problems amongst ourselves.
The workplace culture where I worked in the Metropolitan Police Service was great. The team in which I worked all got on really well and worked well together. In a wider sense, the Department I worked in was a good Department to work in and often socialised with each other.
The hardest part of the job was having to leave the job. However, there wasn't, perhaps, much of a choice as my particular pay grade was being phased out. This is why I took Voluntary Exit.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with and the benefits that were offered.
Good pension and pay. Good general benefits.