In the forces and being a SC?

#1
The title says it all really, is it a total bar with all forces that you can not be a special if you are a serving soldier?
I’ll await the usual bollocks from the retards on here!
 
#5
Regular police officers can be TA soldiers (know of several in various units, not just RMP). It doesn't work the other way round, though.
 

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#6
Regular police officers can be TA soldiers (know of several in various units, not just RMP). It doesn't work the other way round, though.
What? TA soldier's can't be regular police officers?
 
#7
He's saying if your a reg copper you can join the TA but I think it has to be a specialist unit like RMP or something chip shop like that, but you can't be a reg soldier and be a SC!
 
#8
To the OP - you cannot be serving and be an SC.

Queens Regulations:

J5.079B. Applications from individuals should be submitted to COs through the normal chain of command. The type of employment and the duties required to be carried out should be clearly described by the applicant. A CO when considering an application submitted in accordance with para J5.079 should exercise particular care where Service personnel seek approval for employment in certain roles where interference or conflict with an individual’s ability to meet or carry out the full range of his duties may be reasonably anticipated. In addition to the general criteria at para J5.077,COs should pay particular attention to the following areas of employment:

a. Special Constable. The duties of a special constable are such that they have clear potential to conflict with duties carried out as an element of military aid to the civilian authorities. It is, therefore, most unlikely that a police authority would seek to employ serving personnel in such a position. Further, attestation as a constable will inevitably give rise to a conflict between police and Service duties. Special constables fall under the direction and control of the Chief Officer of Police and provide a reserve capability to the police. Consequently, an application to become a special constable should not be approved.
I understand there is some background work to either amend or remove this Regulation as with many Police Forces looking to only recruit SCs/PCSOs as full time Police Constables in the future, this Regulation could prevent many soldiers joining.

Best of luck anyway.
 
#10
Sooner be a special than a squaddie, the pay, hours and suits are heaps better.

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The title says it all really, is it a total bar with all forces that you can not be a special if you are a serving soldier?
I’ll await the usual bollocks from the retards on here!
Seriously! Do you have a uniform fettish or somthing?
 
#11
He's saying if your a reg copper you can join the TA but I think it has to be a specialist unit like RMP or something chip shop like that, but you can't be a reg soldier and be a SC!

Not true a couple of fuzz in my TA unit and we are certainly not monkeys! Even have a few who are also specials as well.
 
#14
Not true a couple of fuzz in my TA unit and we are certainly not monkeys! Even have a few who are also specials as well.
As above you can do both TA and SC if you have the time, inclination and no personal life.....
There is no restriction for regular police officers which type of TA unit they serve in ,its down to the unit CO and I know plenty of regular Police Officers who are in the TA.

Theres a real balance as far as combining 2 different elements of part time service is concerned.
I would not have dreamed of joining the SC whilst still in the TA as its a completley unrealistic demand on your time.
I remain on the books now as a CCF officer but only do about 4 weekends per year a 1 week battle camp and no drill afternoons so it doesn't impact upon my SC Police duties at all. (obviously the Police duties always come first also)
 
#16
As above you can do both TA and SC if you have the time, inclination and no personal life.....
There is no restriction for regular police officers which type of TA unit they serve in ,its down to the unit CO and I know plenty of regular Police Officers who are in the TA.

Theres a real balance as far as combining 2 different elements of part time service is concerned.
I would not have dreamed of joining the SC whilst still in the TA as its a completley unrealistic demand on your time.
I remain on the books now as a CCF officer but only do about 4 weekends per year a 1 week battle camp and no drill afternoons so it doesn't impact upon my SC Police duties at all. (obviously the Police duties always come first also)

Do you have a uniform fettish?
 
#17
Do you have a uniform fettish?
Uniform fetish No.....
I only help the local school CCF nowadays in a limited capacity as Mrs Pimp works there..

However on the fetish front

Flame proof level 2 overalls my old s10 some nbc gloves and overboots all filled with PAVA flavoured jelly would be for winners ......
 
#18
I know a reservist and sc. god knows where he finds the time, but he always meets both commitments in full.
 
#19
He's saying if your a reg copper you can join the TA but I think it has to be a specialist unit like RMP or something chip shop like that, but you can't be a reg soldier and be a SC!
Rubbish. Many forces (if not all) do have a ban on being a reservist during the probationary period and apparently the Met have a limit on the total number reservists.
 
#20
Also, how would you cover your hours? Thinking if you are on tour one year, plus training time, really (was in my day) about 9 to 10 months in total. Remembering that most forces require a minimum of 196 hours per year. Some forces allow this to be a year (e.g. do those hours) some are stricter with wanting 16.5 or whatever every month.
 

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