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Working as a response police officer requires a lot of flexibility, be it shift work, communication skills, adapting to different scenarios and situations. Resilience is essential. Every day is different, one day you will be investigating criminal offences and the next spending the whole shift with someone who is suffering a mental health breakdown, then attending road traffic collisions or sudden deaths. The hardest part of the job is keeping up to date with new systems and “red tape”. You will work in a wonderful team, they don’t call it the policing family for no reason.
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Support offered was not in a timely manner. As an employee you just feel like a number not a person. Too much expected of you. Mainly doing 3 peoples jobs as always understaffed and staff stressed and pressurised to deliver.
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Good money and varied shift work excellent collegues
Cons
All of the above in my review
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Not the best place in the world to work. Job can be very stressful. Senior management don’t really care about their staff only the statistics. Best thing about the job are the people you work with.
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Good go workers
Cons
Bad senior management.
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Best part was the retirement, enjoyed it in the early days
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Pension
Cons
Members of the public
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Assisting members of the public with a wide range of complaints/problems: anti-social behaviour, theft, criminal damage, child protection issues, searches for missing people, crime prevention surveys, crime scene preservation. Everyone will cover your back if you're in trouble. Working under constant pressure from management, from government, due to low resources.
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Like-minded colleagues who want to make a difference.
Cons
Expected to be spread too thinly.
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A good place to work for job security and variety. Pension available, good restaurant facilitites. No parking at the site but good bus route available
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Job security
Cons
No parking
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If you do not fit in on a personal level then you can expect to be treated unfavourably. Not fitting in could include not wanting to go out for drinks or not drinking tea or coffee (and being expected to make it for others). Once you are labelled as not fitting in you can expect no support from the training department and if you do not meet the very high standards then you will be removed from the employment of Norfolk Constabulary, with no help offered before this point.
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Really encouraging and great help when it’s needed, great environment to work in. There’s always great people to work with who are always very supportive.
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Great colleagues
Cons
Long days
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I've attended the constabulary for the purpose of helping out the police trainee officers as my title was a role play volunteer, and i've enjoyed every part of it, and learnt a lot from the officers and tutors.
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To much bureaucracy and political restraint The job itself is very rewarding and you have a personal contribution to improving peoples lives. The shifts are part of the job but the management and organisation care little for work life balance
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There is no 'typical' day as each is different. There are many skills to learn supported by in house training. The unsocial hours can be hard to adjust to but the best part has to be meeting lots of people.
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This is a varied but demanding career. Working long hours in difficult situations seemingly for little thanks at times. But when you get a good result or see the positive outcome of a particularly horrific situation you understand why you do it. There are few other jobs that provide such a diverse workload!
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Varied experiences and job security
Cons
Long hours, unpleasant client base at times
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this company pay well but staff are not looked after mentally no support. we dealt with difficult situations and scary situations but no after care from the employer
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good salary
Cons
no after care of mental health
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Interesting and varied work. Dealing with a wide range of social issues which makes modern policing very challenging. Coupled with cut backs in expenditure.
Pros
Rewarding when helping.
Cons
Long hour's
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This post was busy. Interesting in seeing how constabulary worked. There was some insight gained into criminality. Team were helpful and friendly. The most enjoyable part of this job was learning how the criminal justice system worked and linked together.
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Friendly team
Cons
Not much in the way of job advancement
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Employees receive excellent support and guidance. The training required for any post is available and effective. There is a good team spirit between all departments so whichever one you find yourself working in you will be sure that they overall culture is the same and everyone is working for the common cause.
Pros
The post had all the benefits of working for a public service authority
Cons
High levels of commitment and dedication were required
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working in the licensing department and the movement of fire arms, clerical and electronic records. face to face contact with customers.
Pros
monday to friday
Cons
end of contract
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Very badly managed, no progression, very little respect and poor resources.
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I held the position of a Police Constable for 6 years within Norfolk Constabulary. It's a job with great security and gives you a lot of satisfaction. However due to the cuts in funding to the Police the Constabulary seems to be struggling with resources and there is very little opportunity for progression within your first 10 years. Because of the extra workload it's difficult to be able to complete your job to a good standard as a front line officer in a busy area.
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A high pressured and fast paced working environment with good team work. Each day is different / no 2 days are the same. Variety of daily events.
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I enjoy my role but am looking for more of ac challenging role.
Pros
Flexi time
Cons
Security, pay
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