2nd thread for police shifts

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Found 9th Jun 2009
please help instead of throwing insults.
i was loking for info on police shifts but the previous thread was blocked due to insults.
i live in glasgow if this helps as i know that different areas have differrent shift times
thanks

other thread was unlocked again
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ah Scotland.. totally different law

Hia,
Why don't you call the Human Resources Dept and ask what the shifts patterns are, or call in to your police station and ask.
Shifts can be different in each division/department with in a Police Force, I worked in HR for my local police about 5 yrs ago, form what I can remember the shifts were 8, 10 OR 12 hr shifts, but can't remember when they started - sorry.
If you are succesful in an appointment, you could put in a flexiable working request, as you have childcare, they can consider it, which may help with work-life-balance...
Hope this helps

my 2 mates are police officers but different areas and different shift patterns,must depend on area and station.

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I doubt as a probationers they will take into your family life as the newbies at ours live away from home something to think about ...unless you want to get away from your OH:whistling:

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SEREN_DDISGLAIR;5448998

Hia, Why don't you call the Human Resources Dept and ask what the shifts … Hia, Why don't you call the Human Resources Dept and ask what the shifts patterns are, or call in to your police station and ask. Shifts can be different in each division/department with in a Police Force, I worked in HR for my local police about 5 yrs ago, form what I can remember the shifts were 8, 10 OR 12 hr shifts, but can't remember when they started - sorry.If you are succesful in an appointment, you could put in a flexiable working request, as you have childcare, they can consider it, which may help with work-life-balance...Hope this helps



i didnt actually think the police would consider flexi working is it likely that they would take me on knowing on?
i would like to apply just now but as my little girl is only 2 i would need to get childcare organised but i know it the whole process takes ages so maybe thinking its worthwhile just applying. the only other option would be to wait till she goes to school which means that most of the day is covered and my hubby will be able to get her , starting to have a mid life crisis at 28 lol

good luck your need it being a police person seems like a hard job to me

good luck

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[QUOTE=louise.123;5449077]i didnt actually think the police would consider flexi working is it likely that they would take me on knowing on?
i would like to apply just now but as my little girl is only 2 i would need to get childcare organised but i know it the whole process takes ages so maybe thinking its worthwhile just applying. the only other option would be to wait till she goes to school which means that most of the day is covered and my hubby will be able to get her , starting to have a mid life crisis at 28 lol[/QUOTE]

like a few others on here then :w00t:

morning shift usually start at 7am, after that it can vary. Usually a 10 hr shift pattern for us with an overlap at the busiest time. afternoons usually start at 2pm, but this is often a split shift. Night shifts start at 10pm

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dog_cop;5449102

[QUOTE=louise.123;5449077]i didnt actually think the police would consider … [QUOTE=louise.123;5449077]i didnt actually think the police would consider flexi working is it likely that they would take me on knowing on? i would like to apply just now but as my little girl is only 2 i would need to get childcare organised but i know it the whole process takes ages so maybe thinking its worthwhile just applying. the only other option would be to wait till she goes to school which means that most of the day is covered and my hubby will be able to get her , starting to have a mid life crisis at 28 lol[/QUOTE]like a few others on here then :w00t:


:w00t:

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ADZ1478;5449145

morning shift usually start at 7am, after that it can vary. Usually a 10 … morning shift usually start at 7am, after that it can vary. Usually a 10 hr shift pattern for us with an overlap at the busiest time. afternoons usually start at 2pm, but this is often a split shift. Night shifts start at 10pm



i could manage all of the shifts except the early start one as then i would need to arrange an overnight stay with someone else as my hubby leaves for work between 6.30 - 7 am arrgghh

I think the best advice given was to call in at your local station (or the one that you would like to work in) and have a word with someone....cant lose anything and they might be able to give you the most relevant info

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lil_tiger;5449229

I think the best advice given was to call in at your local station (or … I think the best advice given was to call in at your local station (or the one that you would like to work in) and have a word with someone....cant lose anything and they might be able to give you the most relevant info



i thought that you wouldnt be allowed to work at the nearest station????? i this right

louise.123;5449244

i thought that you wouldnt be allowed to work at the nearest station????? … i thought that you wouldnt be allowed to work at the nearest station????? i this right



sorry....not sure....all I (thought) I knew is that you apply to the 'area' and get assigned a station...:? really not sure though

Hia,

Even the police have to have employment polices and procedures, that they have to follow, they have to consider the flex request.
You don't have to let them know when you join, that you want to work part time, reduced hrs etc.

The application process in England and Wales is based on behavioural competencies related to the role of a PO, not on whether you want to work p/time etc

Do your initial training, pass, then put the request in, explain to your trainer why your doing this...... if you don't try it you'll never know!

The whole process takes around 6-9 months from submitting an application to appointment (all the bits inbetween - assessment centre, physical, background checks etc)

Go for it

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SEREN_DDISGLAIR;5449310

Hia,Even the police have to have employment polices and procedures, that … Hia,Even the police have to have employment polices and procedures, that they have to follow, they have to consider the flex request.You don't have to let them know when you join, that you want to work part time, reduced hrs etc. The application process in England and Wales is based on behavioural competencies related to the role of a PO, not on whether you want to work p/time etcDo your initial training, pass, then put the request in, explain to your trainer why your doing this...... if you don't try it you'll never know!The whole process takes around 6-9 months from submitting an application to appointment (all the bits inbetween - assessment centre, physical, background checks etc)Go for it



thanks for all your help. i will start the application tomorrow morning then, i imagine that the worst case would be that if everything went well but the couldnt give me the hours i would be kept on file ??? i hope anyway lol . rep added thanks

Good luck!
:thumbsup:

With Strathclyde Police in the first 2 years you spend about 20 weeks at Scottish Police College at Tulliallan. You are away all week only back at weekends. I felt I couldn't leave my children for that length of time so it wasn't for me. Good luck with your application

Here is a link to strathclyde police recruitment

strathclyde.police.uk/rec…on/

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vicki4903;5449475

With Strathclyde Police in the first 2 years you spend about 20 weeks at … With Strathclyde Police in the first 2 years you spend about 20 weeks at Scottish Police College at Tulliallan. You are away all week only back at weekends. I felt I couldn't leave my children for that length of time so it wasn't for me. Good luck with your applicationHere is a link to strathclyde police recruitmenthttp://www.strathclyde.police.uk/recruitment/Police_Officers/Training_and_Probation/



OMG i have been on this site about 3 times reading it through and seemed to have missed the most importane bit ( good start ) this isnt for me either then i couldnt be away from my little girl for 18 hrs never mind 18 wks. i cant believe that - thank you for the link - rep added

louise.123;5449244

i thought that you wouldnt be allowed to work at the nearest station????? … i thought that you wouldnt be allowed to work at the nearest station????? i this right



used to be the case, but not anymore. The morning shifts are often split, which means that you could start at 9am probably and finish a bit later, no probs. I used to do it all the time. Let us know if you go for it and we will give you a hand

louise.123;5449533

OMG i have been on this site about 3 times reading it through and seemed … OMG i have been on this site about 3 times reading it through and seemed to have missed the most importane bit ( good start ) this isnt for me either then i couldnt be away from my little girl for 18 hrs never mind 18 wks. i cant believe that - thank you for the link - rep added



In North wales, you are home each night. Finished by 5pm during your 22 weeks training

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ADZ1478;5449705

In North wales, you are home each night. Finished by 5pm during your 22 … In North wales, you are home each night. Finished by 5pm during your 22 weeks training



thanks for your help on the website it says that the college is in tulliallan i dont even know where this is. lol still trying to find out - rep added

I know people that are police officers with strathclyde and they were away at Tulliallan all week back at weekends but that could have been their preference. Maybe you could drive back every night.

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vicki4903;5449803

I know people that are police officers with strathclyde and they were … I know people that are police officers with strathclyde and they were away at Tulliallan all week back at weekends but that could have been their preference. Maybe you could drive back every night.



i just check where tulliallan is ( never heard of it lol) but its only a 50 min drive away. i say only i wont be saying that at the time as its the motorway run lol

Go for it!! Nothing ventured nothing gained.

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my last concern is if i was accepted onto the course what are the chances of not passing the probation period, dont want to see myself out of a job trying to better myself lol

I think I heard somewhere that Scottish police are doing 12 hour shifts, four days on then three days off and vice versa. Same as the nurses. I did ask a policeman to clear it up for me a while back, but I was drunk, and don't remember what he said. It might help if you ask one yourself, except not when you're drunk.
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