Norfolk Constabulary Employee Reviews
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Working as a response police officer requires a lot of flexibility, be it shift work, communication skills, adapting to different scenarios and situations. Resilience is essential. Every day is different, one day you will be investigating criminal offences and the next spending the whole shift with someone who is suffering a mental health breakdown, then attending road traffic collisions or sudden deaths. The hardest part of the job is keeping up to date with new systems and “red tape”. You will work in a wonderful team, they don’t call it the policing family for no reason.
Support offered was not in a timely manner. As an employee you just feel like a number not a person. Too much expected of you. Mainly doing 3 peoples jobs as always understaffed and staff stressed and pressurised to deliver.
Good money and varied shift work excellent collegues
All of the above in my review
Not the best place in the world to work. Job can be very stressful. Senior management don’t really care about their staff only the statistics. Best thing about the job are the people you work with.
Good go workers
Bad senior management.
Assisting members of the public with a wide range of complaints/problems: anti-social behaviour, theft, criminal damage, child protection issues, searches for missing people, crime prevention surveys, crime scene preservation. Everyone will cover your back if you're in trouble. Working under constant pressure from management, from government, due to low resources.
Like-minded colleagues who want to make a difference.
Expected to be spread too thinly.
If you do not fit in on a personal level then you can expect to be treated unfavourably. Not fitting in could include not wanting to go out for drinks or not drinking tea or coffee (and being expected to make it for others). Once you are labelled as not fitting in you can expect no support from the training department and if you do not meet the very high standards then you will be removed from the employment of Norfolk Constabulary, with no help offered before this point.
To much bureaucracy and political restraint The job itself is very rewarding and you have a personal contribution to improving peoples lives. The shifts are part of the job but the management and organisation care little for work life balance
This is a varied but demanding career. Working long hours in difficult situations seemingly for little thanks at times. But when you get a good result or see the positive outcome of a particularly horrific situation you understand why you do it. There are few other jobs that provide such a diverse workload!
Varied experiences and job security
Long hours, unpleasant client base at times
This post was busy. Interesting in seeing how constabulary worked. There was some insight gained into criminality. Team were helpful and friendly. The most enjoyable part of this job was learning how the criminal justice system worked and linked together.
Not much in the way of job advancement
Employees receive excellent support and guidance. The training required for any post is available and effective. There is a good team spirit between all departments so whichever one you find yourself working in you will be sure that they overall culture is the same and everyone is working for the common cause.
The post had all the benefits of working for a public service authority
High levels of commitment and dedication were required
I held the position of a Police Constable for 6 years within Norfolk Constabulary. It's a job with great security and gives you a lot of satisfaction. However due to the cuts in funding to the Police the Constabulary seems to be struggling with resources and there is very little opportunity for progression within your first 10 years. Because of the extra workload it's difficult to be able to complete your job to a good standard as a front line officer in a busy area.