Hertfordshire Police Employee Reviews
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I found it quite a lonely place to work in and the shifts were long. I did enjoy the job the further I got into. The training I found difficult but I got there in the end and the training team were very supportive as I did struggle at times. The shifts were long and it was difficult to get time off. Due to a kidney condition I have the shift work really started to affect my health so unfortunately I had to give the job up. Had the job been 9 to 5 Monday to Saturday I would have continued the role
I don't think many people need telling what the Police do, its simple but we have to put up with a lot of grief and poor money. The hours are unsociable but thats to be expected as its shift work, you get us to this but become very isolated in the Police bubble.
Not being appreciated
This is a stressful workplace due to volume of work and the content of the calls often dealt with. The work is often varied , however the work tends to far exceed the number of staff available. Current management I believe are struggling due to workload and coming amalgamation with two other forces, which makes them seem ineffectual to their staff. There is not a lot of time for workplace culture, but overall people work in good humour with their colleagues. There is a big age split in the room with many young staff and not so many older experienced staff. Hardest part of the job is the often harrowing content of the work, and lack of time to form friendships with colleagues. The most enjoyable can also be the very varied content of the work, and you can sometimes develop very good friendships. Personally I no longer find the role fulfilling or enjoyable, probably due to my length of service, however newer staff often find it quite exciting and enjoyable.
Pension, full sick pay.
Long hours, difficulty getting leave, not very competitive pay
Through my 30 years service I had many different roles. These included general police duties, rural beat officer, control room operative, traffic officer duties with passing an advanced course. This enabled me to extend my knowledge of vehicles which included driving manuals and automatics. Covering the M25,A1 and M1
Good variation of roles
Very difficult to get time off, often restrictions put in place with total ban on taking leave during peak times. Duties can and are changed frequently and you cannot refuse. Job itself good but management micro manage and change the goal posts constantly. Good for learning skills of organisation, taking control of situations and dealing with difficult issues and people.
unable to get leave short or long term, dont bank on your days off as they could be changed as could your shift start and end times.
Friendly and helpful staff. Easy commuting and parking if using your own vehicle. The working environment is great with a good variation of workload and tasks.
Parking and commuting
Canteen food menu could do with more selection and hotdesking
working here was along time ago,but my general duties were to make a presence on the street and try and help the public in any way I could,usually by just reassuring them or giving them directions to somewhere, and in the case of the older generation just a quick chat.Team work here was of the utmost importance and the leadership of the higher ranks was always there.helping the public was the best part of this job.
your own uniform
long hours, lots of paper work
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