Hampshire Constabulary Employee Reviews
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This job has its for and against. Be aware it will change your life and you have to work out how you deal with that. It will give you a mass of life skills educate you in the legal and court system and will improve you giving you major confidence to deal with most things in and out of the job.However It is an extremely dangerous job , that might be obvious but danger can lurk in many corners even doing a risk report on someone it’s a lot of responsibility that if done wrong will bite you. Hampshire are no different to any other force , there’s good supervisors and really rubbish inept over promoted supervisors only promoted by other idiots who shouldn’t be where they are. That unfortunately is life in the police and other organisations. It’s not until you leave you realise that inside the police at least everyone is on the same page in the police, as outside people really don’t understand investigations the victim and,risk etc etc. So in summary would I advise anyone to go into the Police and to Hampshire, yes I would .
Secure job, team work, interesting daily work.
Shift work, friends will treat you differently, risk of violent attack.
I was completely new to the legal system, having never been in trouble with the police, and the job I applied for was re-engineered so when I arrived it was a completely different beast. Hampshire Police are a reasonable employer, but have the same issues every service has, sometimes you get good management and staff and sometimes you don't, I was lucky at times and had some of the best line managers (Sergeants) that I've ever had, but equally I had some that I just had to work around because they were not there for the same reason everyone else was. If you want an employer who will give you every opportunity to eat up your personal time and give the minimal thanks for it, but equally if you are driven enough to do that become a warranted officer and see how far to can climb, in my time I have seen new intakes reach detective sergeant level, so if you want to go for the higher ranks it is open for you to try. My experience has been different and the job nearly broke me at times, they try to assist when stress levels get to high but need to stop trying everything to fix people when they break and start looking at the root cause for so many people struggling.
Current shift tiring / 4 week rotation. One shift set finished on a Friday late but start early on the following Monday. Only 2 weekends off per month and one is as above. Never more than 2 days off in a row unless flexible working applied. On the plus side great training packages. Many great Managers. Meet lots of people. Get to help others. Every day is different.
When I first started with the constabulary it was hard work but we could also have fun, we had management who cared about their work force and supported us as much as they could. I moved to another area and became an SJU Clerk, this was a job that I developed with the prosecutors within the office, we worked hard but still all got on and still had time for each other. We had a change of management and the stress piled up on a lot of us, not all management were as good, very good at procedures but no understanding of the people under them.
I will disclose my views of the Force in person to any potential employer. I don't wish to publicly air my views - A once great profession is eroded by Austerity and conservatism!
Long Hours Rubbish Pay Dealing with idiots on the inside and outside. Body armour required at all times to prevent getting stabbed in the back. No meal breaks over promoted bosses.
People amazing, discipline great, everything done properly unlike my current workforce. Was very happy there until I got bullied. Oh well. Only delivered the best ongoing Drive Safe day in Brockenhurst to make up for it!!!
Drive safe - Brockenhurst College every sept
Pushed for staff
Arrive 30 to 45 minutes to catch up on e-mails. 0800 set classrooms up insuring all relative paperwork is in place. Then back to off ice to answer e- mails. Either prepare for days training or sort paperwork for meetings for the day. General daily management tasks, ordering equipment, stock checking daily admin. Quality assurance reviews, PDR to be written. Very good working environment wth equal opportunities and diversity high on priorities. Hardest part of the job is meeting demands with little resources. The best part of the job is the commitment of the trainers to deliver a good product.
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Extra hours required to meet work load
With the government slashing budgets and police officer numbers, they failed to realise that crime would continue as normal. Despite being warned that #cutshaveconsequences the cuts were made and the remaining officers were expected to pick up the slack with cancelled rest days, longer working days (not uncommon to work 16-17 hour days) etc. meaning that victims of crime didn't , and still don't, receive the response they should be entitled to and expect.
long hours, enforced overtime, risk of violence, high workload
A good environment to work in, lots of opportunity’s to move to other roles through internal vacancies. Facilities are good. Sites are having canteen facilities added and in some parts there are gyms available to use free of charge.