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The Uniformed Public Services

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The Uniformed Public Services Task 1 Examine the purpose, roles and responsibilities of a range of public services The roles and responsibility of the Police force This is a mission statement made by the Metropolitan Police. "We would provide a high quality Police service in the city of London and work with the community, other organisations and agencies, to promote a safe peaceful and crime free environment" There are many roles that a police officer has. Here is a quote, which has been made by the greater Manchester police about roles and responsibilities of the police force. "Our role is to uphold the law fairly and firmly by preventing crime, brining law breakers to justice and keeping the peace, protecting, helping and reassuring the community. Many people don't know this but the British Broadcasting Centre (BBC) is a public service. They are mainly founded by the television licence fee, which is paid for by the public. The government sets the licence fee and grants, which support the BBC. The police service has two main functions, which are to respond to 999 calls and to help the public with any problems. Why the police are here 1 To prevent crime 2 They are here to sort out peoples problems without any altercations 3 They have to get to a scene within a set period of time The role of the police 1 Investigation of serious crime such as murder, rape and fraud 2 Coordination of intelligence 3 Protection against terrorism and working for national security 4 Management of crime scenes and forensic investigation 5 Planning and training for major disasters and community safety 6 Dealing with road safety, serious and fatal collisions 7 Crime detection 8 Crime prevention 9 Armed response 10 Community safety The Fire service responsibilities 1 Rescue 2 Put out fires 3 Deal with hazardous substances 4 Liaise with Ambulances 5 Liaise with the Police 6 Conduct a fire investigation Ambulance responsibilities 1 Arriving on the scene as swiftly as possible ...read more.

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Adoptive parents will be allowed 2 weeks adoption support leave, the first of which will be on full pay, at or around the time of adoption. Officers, who have 26 weeks continuous service at the notification week, will be entitled to be paid for the second week at statutory paternity pay rate. Police officers who have completed their probationary period may apply for a career break up to a maximum of five years to enable them to carry out, for example, caring responsibilities. Approval is a matter for the chief officer, taking into consideration matters such as health, attendance and conduct. Sick Leave Officers receive full pay during the first six months of any absence due to sickness or injury with entitlement to half pay for a further six months. Occupational Health A wide range of professional support and advice is available on health, welfare and safety issues. Fitness Officers will be regularly tested during probation and are required to maintain their levels of fitness during their service. Failure to pass the fitness test may lead to your discharge. Uniform and Equipment Uniform and equipment are provided free by the Police Authority. When leaving the force, the officer returns them to the Police Authority. Membership of Trade Unions On appointment, a constable becomes a member of the Police Federation. Police officers may not join a Trade Union, but existing members joining the police service may, with the consent of the chief officer, remain members of that Union. Retirement and Resignation Constables and sergeants normally retire after 30 years service, or on reaching the age of 55. The chief officer has discretion to extend the compulsory retirement age by up to five years. The compulsory retirement age differs for higher ranks. Officers may also retire with immediate pension if they have over 25 years of service and are above the age of 50. Officers may resign or, where appropriate, retire before reaching the compulsory retirement age having given one month's notice in writing or shorter notice as agreed by the Police Authority. ...read more.

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Intellect Formal qualifications are unnecessary but good English and mathematical skills are required. These are assessed in the Police Initial Recruitment Test that examines, in particular: 1. Vocabulary, spelling and grammar; 2. The degree of accuracy to recognise alterations and discrepancies in information; 3. Basic practical every day mathematical skills; 4. Verbal logical reasoning; 5. Observation skills; 6. Must demonstrate sufficient intellect to indicate that probationer training could be successfully undertaken. Personal Physical Make-up Police officers must have high personal standards including integrity and honesty. A smart appearance and physical fitness are important. The Police Service The fire Service Police Officers are allowed to wear spectacles but their vision must be correctable to 6/6 In the Fire Service you are not allowed to be wearing glasses or contact lenses as this may affect your work You have to be at a reasonable level of fitness to join the police force You have to be in peak physical health as the job demands you to be continually active Formal qualifications are not required but a good level of maths and English is required You have to have at least a GCSE level of education High Potential Development Scheme The High Potential Development Scheme (HPDS) is a structured career framework, which can lead to the most senior positions in the service. It aims to turn your potential into performance, whether as a highly effective middle manager in command and leadership roles, or beyond at the strategic leadership level of the police service. The scheme is a competency based career development programme, which enables development at your own pace. Your personal, professional and academic development will be supported by your force career development officer, a coach/mentor, a Home Office Field Manager and a personal tutor. Selection Procedures for the HPD Scheme The selection procedure for the scheme is demanding: the key is preparation. All applicants for the police service, including those applying for the scheme, must pass the standard entry selection procedures. Promotion 1 Aleina Vassell ...read more.

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