Merseyside Police Employee Reviews
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The job can be stressful. I worked every weekend including every 3rd weekend nights. Training was OK but had mentor to support me before going in live calls. Not much flexibility around hours. Didn't like the hierarchy within the police.
Extra allowance for weekend working
Shift work nights
I worked for vehicle fleet for 17 years and only left due to medical retirement. It was by far the best job I've ever had working for the best employer I've ever had. My job was very varied and no 2 days were the same. If you get offered a job grab it with both hands, I now work in the private sector and the difference is chalk and cheese. Highly recomended.
Responsible employer your not just a number you matter
I loved working as a police officer and only left due to personal circumstances. Worked with great people. Different every day. Shift work so that may be a problem. Also public holidays, and unsocial hours. A mixed reaction from the public but to be expected. You know your general shifts for the whole year, but obviously subject to change when incidents dictate.
Decent pay, camaraderie
Potential for working over shift, could be stressful if you let it
They look after their staff, welfare conscious. Great colleagues and supervisors, but old story of not enough officers.
Exciting and varied work', but not enough staff. Great atmosphere amongst colleagues and supervisors. You have to be prepared to work a variety of shifts, includi g nights and weekends. Also need to be flexible as you're frequently required to stay on at end of shift, not optional.
I joined Merseyside Police in 1974 and retired in 2005. I had a fantastic time working within the community and also with my colleagues. You have opportunities to work in different departments in the Police force. I would recommend a career in the Merseyside Police.
Excellent Human Resources dept
Secure job for 30 years. Opportunities for promotion and to move to many different departments. Good pension. Full training given in each department. Advanced driving qualifications. Armed response required to have high fitness levels. Frequent medicals including eye and hearing sight tests, blood pressure etc
Depending on the department I worked for, no two days were ever the same. My experience was broad and I attained the rank of Inspector, which meant I had much responsibility at times. The culture was collaborative and I learned almost everything I now know whilst doing this job. Report writing was inevitable and the requirement to be accurate and complete in answering questions was a necessity. The hardest part of the job was dealing with some of the scenes I have needed to manage and dealing with fatalities was always a difficult thing to do. This however, gave me a skill for interacting with people at the worst of times, which has assisted in the care industry.
I am proud to have served in Merseyside Police. A great team, rewarding work and good leaders who come from the ranks. You get to stick it to the bad guys (mostly) and there's a huge range of roles. It's not for the faint hearted and I would recommend any prospective candidate does some soul searching before applying. Every team needs strong, committed and brave staff. There isn't space for the workshy or the timid (unfortunately). That said, if you don't know how you'd respond to a dangerous situation, you will get the training and team support to get out there and own it. Go for it. It's more than just a job.
I have worked for Merseyside Police for over 30 years and have had a great experience. I've seen the force evolve from the early days of my employment to the modern forward thinking and very effective organisation it is today. Anyone starting with Merseyside Police today has a lot of opportunities available to them and they will always be supported in their endeavours. The job is challenging and has moments of high stress, but overall it's very satisfying knowing you're making a difference to peoples lives
A long time ago when I originally joined it was a good place to work, you could trust your colleagues and making life long friends was part of the process. Now it is run by politically correct robots who fear complaints from gender xyz more than helping colleagues and implementing common sense procedures. DO NOT TRUST ANYONE! Remember this and you may be ok, if your lucky or make friends with enough of the senior officers. Children with university degrees order experienced officers to complete mundane tasks and ignore the decades of experience gained by good honest, hardworking constables, to further their career. Its a dangerous job with no rewards, assaults on staff and officers are a regular occurrence, look after yourself as no one else will.
A retired Police officer with 30 years’ service that has included quality investigative experience, most recently finished my career working within the Professional Standards Department. I have also benefitted from background experience within the CID, Financial Investigation and Historical Abuse, Fraud Squad and four years as a uniformed officer.
Only good thing within the police was meeting new people and the colleagues you work with. You're not seen as a colleague with feeling you're only seen as a number. You get told what to do and when to do it. No give and take. You meet plenty of head working people who state they're unable to stay on shift for various reason. Which is often then left to the people without children. The money is about the only decent thing when yoube been in the job a few years.
Long hour with lack of support
Worked here for 11 years and hated it. Supervision bullied and were very unsupportive. Huge workload constant cancelled rest days. Only plus was the other officers. Would not advise to work here. I transfered to merseyside and really regretted it.