Taking 101 and 999 calls from the public. Every call is different. No time to be bored! Really interesting calls
Training for this job role is excellent and very comprehensive. The trainers are patient and responsive. Trainers in no way reflect how you are treated by control room supervision be prepared to be micro managed and bullied.....
Good salary. Good home / work balance with 6 days on and 4 days off.
Bullying from Supervision and line management, impossible to get annual leave, micromanagement, humiliated for mistakes in front of colleagues, homophobic comments from supervision, ( yes really), favouritism.
This job is rewarding and exhilarating. Every decision you make affects the people of Sussex. You are exposed to some difficult situations and stories however it is part and parcel of this job.
Management is very poor. There are zero people skills or emotional intelligence present. Police officers have no empathy or emotion and its very hard when having sensitive conversations
I'm in my tenth year with Sussex Police and like many public sector organisations, is on the slide.
Now in my second role, I enjoy the work but the department has suffered from very poor senior management.
Too many changes and not enough support to the staff carrying out the day to day work
I love the job I do as a detective and I have loved working with the colleagues I currently have. But due to the austerity measures in recent years the job is not the same as it was when I joined. There are a lot less police officers but crime has not gone down. The work pressures are immense. I currently have 25 investigations and am frequently expected to work double shifts (7am to midnight). I will be very sorry to leave the role but I cannot continue to work these hours. It is affecting my health and family life.
I am prepared to work hard in a new role, with a better work-life balance.