Northumbria Police Employee Reviews
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Worked here for over 30 years in many roles from front line policing, criminal investigation department, major incident teams, safeguarding, management of dangerous and offenders,, running burglary and pro active teams and finally working on the intelligence unit prior to retirement
Policing represents a good career opportunity. There is opportunity for advancement and to carry out a number of specialist roles. Every day is different and the challenges can be significant.
I loved the job, and joined intending this to be career for life. Sadly my superiors had other ideas and made it impossible for me to have any kind of progression or even be considered for specialist training that would help me in my job. As a woman I was considered to be "up myself" because I was confident and willing to express my opinions, whereas men with similar traits were looked upon as leaders and really pushed to move on. This was several years ago now, and I really hope things have changed, but after 6 years of beating my head against that particular brick wall it was time to move onto something where my skills were appreciated.
Exciting, varied job
Toxic work culture for women
I have enjoyed working for Northumbria Police as I love working for a company that invests in their local community, the team I work with are highly professional and take pride in what they do. They have fantastic flexible working options and are extremely diverse.
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Like any job you get out of Northumbria Police exactly what you put in. Hard work and a good attitude is quickly recognised and rewarded. Fantastically rewarding!
Attitudes towards police, long hours, not always appreciated by the public.
Forget birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries etc family life in general as you will be too tired to do anything when you are days off - shifts! You WILL be working derby matches, holidays, demonstrations. Bosses can cancel your rest days (15 days notice prevents overtime being paid). Even Xmas & new year have been classed as "in the exigency of the service", despite occuring yearly! You will work with some class people who will have your back and unfortunately some career ladder climbers who will throw you under the bus to get ahead.
I was priviliged to work for Northumbria for 15 years. I didnt climb the career ladder but enjoyed various civilian roles from 999 contact centre to admin role, property officer and finally covering the front office of various police stations across Northumbria taking my redundancy in 2017. Lots of opportunity to side step. Disliked some of the old fashioned civilian management.
Supervising staff on a daily basis, monitoring progress for home office statistics. Something new every day with the number of offences reported. Ran a tight ship but very good performance wise. Time limits given for certain roles. Working as a team giving satisfaction to victims with convictions at court.
Feeling worthy and part of a team
Meeting tight deadlines