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Dear Applicant

Re: Opportunities to Transfer to North Yorkshire Police

Thank you for your interest in transferring to North Yorkshire Police (NYP).

North Yorkshire is one of the safest counties in which to live and work, a position
which NYP strives to maintain.          During 2003/04 the drive for improvement
experienced within NYP was greater than ever and coming into 2005/6, our
performance is one of the most improved in the whole of England and Wales. It
gives me great satisfaction to commend the hard work and enthusiasm of NYP staff
in delivering genuine achievement. We have seen reductions in crime and significant
increases in detection. At the same time, relationships between ourselves, our
partner agencies and the community have been renewed and reinforced. This is an
excellent platform for future activity.

Key to the continued success of NYP is the 53 new Neighbourhood Policing Teams
that have been introduced covering the whole of North Yorkshire and the City of
York. Each team is made up of Police Officers, PCSO’s, Special Constables and
other volunteers and will focus on local priorities, using all available powers to tackle
crime and anti-social behaviour to improve the quality of life in our local communities
to gather information, views and concerns, and work with partner agencies to find
lasting solutions to local problems.

Do you have the drive, flexibility and enthusiasm to contribute to the success of
NYP? We are currently looking for high performing Police Constables who have a
proven track record in providing customer focused services and who thrive on
working in a constantly changing environment. The size and makeup of NYP means
that during your career you will be exposed to many new challenges and initiatives.
In return our successful career development function will assist you in your future
development within NYP.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in
transferring to North Yorkshire Police and wish you luck in your application.

Yours faithfully

Della M Cannings
Chief Constable
      Application Pack

Police Constable - Transferee
I have pleasure in enclosing an application pack containing the following documents
for your completion:-

1.     An Organisation With Intent

2.     NYP Achievements Log

3.     About The Role – Job Description

4.     Advert

5.     Guidance Notes on completion of the Application Form

6.     Application Form

7.     Station Preference Form

8.     Eyesight Form

9.     Medical History Questionnaire

10.    Frequently Asked Questions

The medical questionnaire and optician’s form must be completed and returned with
your application form. Your application will not be considered further without these
completed forms. If you are successful and are asked to attend a medical you will be
asked to present your returned forms to your GP for verification. If we require you to
have an eyesight test you will be notified on the day. NB. Please note that any
expenses incurred from the completion of the medical question and opticians form
will not be reimbursed by North Yorkshire Police.

North Yorkshire Police is committed to providing Equal Opportunities for employment
and promotion to all individuals on the basis of ability, qualifications and fitness for
work. Applications are welcomed from individuals who meet the stated criteria for the
post irrespective of age, ethnic origin, gender, race, sexual orientation, marital status
or disability.

It is expected that if you were successful you would remain in post for a period of 2
years. Normally exceptions are made for purposes of promotion to the next rank or
where the needs of the organisation require an earlier re-deployment.

Completed application forms should be returned to North Yorkshire Police,
Recruitment Unit, PO Box 366, 2nd Floor, Cleveland Business Centre, Watson
Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2WZ no later than 12 noon on the closing date
An Organisation With Intent
North Yorkshire Police is responsible for the largest geographical area covered by any
police force in England. We cover all of North Yorkshire and the City of York, across
three divisional areas:-

Area Commanders
                                                                 Our primary focus is always on the communities
                                                                 we serve and on tackling the issues, which
Western Area:       Chief Superintendent Bernie Mitchell         concern local people, the most. In our strategic
Central Area:       Chief Superintendent Tim Madgwick            document, “North Yorkshire Policing Thrust”,
Eastern Area:       Chief Superintendent David Short             we’ve set out the four major programmes of
                                                                 work, which we believe will make North
                                                                 Yorkshire Police and the City of York a safer
                                                                 place to live and work.
      Like many police forces, we are benefiting from
      significant new investment from central government.
                                                                     Serving our Communities. We aim to
      This is allowing us to update facilities and equipment,
                                                                      protect law-abiding citizens and to provide
      and the money has also enabled us to recruit more
                                                                      services focused on our customers.
      frontline officers than ever before, supported by a
                                                                     Reducing and Investigating Crime. We
      growing number of civilian staff. Today, we employ
                                                                      aim to reduce the amount of fear and
      almost 2,500 people of which 1,500 are police officers.
                                                                      crime, preventing, investigating and
                                                                      detecting criminal activity is essential to
      The force is led by the Chief Constable, Della Cannings.
                                                                      our success.
      She is supported by a team of five:
                                                                     Delivery Through Effective
          Assistant Chief Constable (Specialist Support) –           Partnerships. We will work with our
           Peter Bagshaw                                              partners towards shared objectives, and
          Assistant Chief Constable (Territorial Policing) -         seek sustainable solutions to local issues.
           David Collins                                             NYP The Leading Police Service. We
          Acting Assistant Chief Constable – Carmel Napier           will become the leading police service by:
          Director of Human Resources – Jon Porter                      Reducing the amount of crime and the
          Acting Director of Finance – David Chefneux                    fear of crime.
                                                                         Preventing, investigating and detecting
                                                                          criminal activities.
                                                                         Serving our communities by protecting
                                                                          law-abiding citizens and providing
                                                                          services focused on customer.
                                                                         Working with other agencies and
                                                                          organisations throughout North
                                                                          Yorkshire and the City of York to meet
                                                                          shared goals.
     NYP Achievements Log

               May 2005

Now available through the Daily Dashboard
                         Index of Contents

1. Citizen   Focus

2. Reducing    and Investigating Crime

3. Promoting Safety and Security and Providing Assistance

4. Resource    Usage

5. Ongoing    Developments

6. Archive   Achievements
                                    1. Citizen Focus

1.1 Race Equality & Diversity Strategy

In May 2005, NYP published the Race Equality Scheme and Diversity Strategy for 2005-
2008. NYP, as a Public Authority must, under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000,
publish this scheme and review it every three years. The scheme places a personal duty on
all NYP staff to:

        Commit to the elimination of unfairness and discrimination
        Respect the dignity of others, and
        Provide the highest quality professional service which meets the needs and
        expectations of the organisation and those served.

NYP has become lead pilot force in working with HMIC on Race and Diversity.

1.2 South Otterington School

The children of South Otterington school were asked to produce pictures illustrating different
aspects of policing. These pictures were linked up to the key areas of Thrust to produce
posters which are to be used to advertise Policing Thrust. These posters will be displayed
at police stations and public buildings across the county.

1.3 Localised Policing Pages

NYP has launched Localised Policing Pages for all three Areas. These are website pages
aimed as an aid for the public to see what is going on in their local neighbourhood. The
public can view their District Commander, who their Neighborhood Policing Teams are and
the area they cover. Also the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships in their district and
how their district is being policed. The pages currently go down to District level with future
plans to go down to postcode level.
                    2. Reducing and Investigating Crime

2.1 Key Crime Areas

NYP monitors crime in the key crime areas as set out in the control strategy groupings of the
  Policing Thrust. The performance figures below are for the month from 31 March 2005 to
31 May 2005, compared to the same period in 2004/5.

                             No. of                   %          No.          %
           Total Crime                  per 1,000                                      Target
                            Offences                change     detected    detected

             2004-05         10,939       14.4                  3,608       33.0%         -
             2005-06         10,856       14.3                  3,703       34.1%       40%

            Domestic         No. of                    %          No.       %
                                        per 1,000                                      Target
            Burglary        Offences                 change     detected detected

             2004-05          513          1.6                     58       11.3%         -
             2005-06          436          1.4                     82       18.8%       25%

         Non-Domestic        No. of                   %          No.          %
                                        per 1,000                                      Target
           Burglary         Offences                change     detected    detected

             2004-05          830          1.1                    76         9.2%         -
             2005-06          854          1.1                    91        10.7%       25%

           All Vehicle       No. of                   %          No.          %
                                        per 1,000                                      Target
             Crime          Offences                change     detected    detected

             2004-05          1,086        1.4                    70         6.4%         -
             2005-06          1,095        1.4                   131        12.0%       25%

          Theft from a       No. of                   %          No.          %
                                        per 1,000                                      Target
            Vehicle         Offences                change     detected    detected

             2004-05          758          1.0                    30         4.0%         -
             2005-06          719          0.9                    51         7.1%         -

            Theft of a       No. of                   %          No.          %
                                        per 1,000                                      Target
             Vehicle        Offences                change     detected    detected

             2004-05          328          0.4                    40        12.2%         -
             2005-06          376          0.5                    80        21.3%         -
                               No. of                    %        No.         %
          Violent Crime                    per 1,000                                     Target
                              Offences                 change   detected   detected

             2004-05           2,158          2.8                1,505      69.7%          -
             2005-06           2,370          3.1                1,621      68.4%        75%

                               No. of                    %        No.         %
            Robbery                        per 1,000                                     Target
                              Offences                 change   detected   detected

             2004-05            54            0.1                 17        31.5%          -
             2005-06            58            0.1                 20        34.5%        45%

                               No. of                    %        No.         %
          Other Crime                      per 1,000                                     Target
                              Offences                 change   detected   detected

             2004-05           6,352          8.4                1,899      29.9%          -
             2005-06           6,101          8.0                1,778      29.1%          -

2.2 Stop & Search

New Stop/Search and Encounters legislation came into force on 1 April 2005. NYP has
successfully implemented changes to the PACE 1 form and introduced a new database for
the recording of stop/searches and encounters. The database will assist in the monitoring of
compliance. NYP has carried out a rolling programme of training officers in the use of
stop/searches and the law relating to it, which has been updated to include encounters.

2.3 Crime Recording

NYP is one of a small number of forces to have achieved ‘green’ ratings from the Audit
Commission for crime recording and data quality.

2.4 Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

The ANPR system automatically read the number plates of passing vehicles and check them
against databases including police intelligence and tax and insurance records. Between April
1 2005 and 31 May 2005, the following has resulted:

                                         60 arrests were

 11 for                       3 for drug     21 for        2 for     0 for       14 for
              9 for driving
 theft        offences
                              offences       section 25    autocrime warrant     other
                                             offences      offences  offences    offences
       58 fixed penalty notices issued
       99 HORT1s issued
       195 intelligence feeds
       42 PACE stop/searches (persons)
       19 PACE stop/searches (vehicles)
       34 reports for summons.

£15,519.00 worth of stolen property and drugs recovered
       3. Promoting Safety & Security & Providing Assistance

3.1 Special Constables

In May, twenty more special constables were sworn in at a ceremony at York. This is the second group
within a month bringing the total to 174. These Special Constables will be teamed up with the
Neighbourhood Policing Teams

3.2 Dispersal Orders

Power to use dispersal orders came into force in parts of York during May. These orders allow officers
to disperse groups of two or more people who are harassing or intimidating the public on certain streets.
They have already been used successfully in Northallerton and Scarbrough.

3.3 PCSOs

PCSOs provide support to police officers, to date they have had limited powers. It has now been agreed
to extend these power to include powers of detention and giving Fixed penalty Notices for a range of
offences. Training starts in July and the new powers will be exercised from early August.

3.4 Road Policing

Between 1 June 2004 and 31 May 2005, in comparison with same period the previous year
there was a: -

         9% reduction in the number of casualties suffering death or serious injury
         (from 898 to 817)
         36% reduction in +125cc motorcycle collisions resulting in death or serious
         injury (from 193 to 122)
         33% reduction in number of +125cc motorcycle deaths overall (from 24 to 16)
         0.3% increase in the number of disqualified driver arrests (from 307 to 306)
         4.8% reduction in the number of drink drive arrests (from 1684 to 1603)

NYP has joined up with Richmondshire Community Safer Partnership, and Fire and Rescue
service to deal with speeders across the Dales. The partnership has bought two portable
speed matrix boards to measure the speed of passing vehicles. Anyone exceeding the speed
limit will trigger a ‘slow down’ message on the display board. Speeders choosing to ignore
this warning will be issued with a fixed penalty ticket. Those who exceed the speed limit by
more than 30mph go on to the NYP fast-track process which places extreme speeders before
the court in days. Between 1 June 2004 and 31 May 2005, in comparison with same period
the previous year there was: -

         85 fast track speeders compared with 140.

3.5 Operation Halter

Operation Halter continued to be a success. Between 1 January 2005 and 31 April 2005,
compared to same period last year, there were:

         1152 hours of Road Policing targeted patrol activity compared to 606.
         181 speeders were detected compared with 88.
         45 offenders crossing double white lines compared with 8.
         54 exhausts were found to be defective compared with 67
         123 illegal registration plates compared with 118

3.6 Operation Handbrake

During May, NYP, in partnership with the National Tyre Industry Council, ran a tyre safety
campaign week in Operation Handbrake. This campaign was aimed at increasing
awareness of dangerous tyres. At the five checkpoints which went ahead:

         442 vehicles were checked,
         15 defective tyres identified and
         43 drivers advised regarding worn tyres.
3.7 Operation Wait05

NYP were responsible for policing the British Super Bikes event at croft Circuit. The meeting attracted
crowds in excess of 20,000 and passed without incident.
                                4. Resource Usage

4.1 Resources

                              a decrease of 0.3% on the same time last year (excluding seconded
   Officers                   officers)

   Police         1011.6
                              an increase of 7.8% on the same time last year
   Staff (FTE)
                              75 of the Police Staff are Police Community Support
   PCSOs          75          Officers (PCSOs)
              174             An increase of 24.3%

       All staff who work directly with the public wear a uniform at all times.
       91.7% of police officers are in operational posts.
       36.8% of police staff are in operational posts.
       There are 273 battenburged vehicles - 83% of the marked vehicle fleet.
       53 of these vehicles have been ‘marked up’ since 1 April 2004.

4.2 Operation Payback

During May 2005, law enforcement agencies from across the North East launched a massive
regional initiative to take the cash out of crime. HM Customs & Excise, National Criminal
Intelligence Service, Assets Recovery Agency, Crown Prosecution Service, Trading
Standards and the Department of Work and Pensions joined together with Forces to make
sure that criminal cannot benefit from ill-gotten gains.

Since January 2004, the North East Regional Asset Recovery Team has already seized
£1.9m of criminal assets and cash to the value of £1.3m. They have frozen a further £15m
worth of suspected illegal proceeds pending confiscation through the courts.

4.3 Operation Watchful

Harrogate Neighbourhood Policing Team in partnership with the Home Office Immigration and
Nationality Directorate executed a warrant under section 28b of the Immigration Act 1971.

Concern was raised regarding the girls working from these premises, i.e. were they here
legally or being trafficked into this country. NYP supplied Neighbourhood Policing Officers,
Dog officer, Method of Entry Officers, and an Evidence Gatherer. The warrant resulted in
two arrests of Chinese girls. One was later released as she has asylum to reside here, the
other was deported back to China. A large amount of financial documentation was seized,
showing large amounts of money moving between bank accounts. Documents linking the girls
to known colleges in the Birmingham and London areas were also seized – these colleges
having known TRIAD links.

4.4 Criminal Records Bureau

Currently NYP remains the top performing force in England and Wales for KPI 3 which
requires 90% of all Criminal Records Bureau checks to be returned within 10 days. For the
last six months, the PNCD has achieved levels in excess of 99%, surpassing the national
average performance rate of approximately 86%. Written recognition of this performance was
recently received from Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Minister of State for the Criminal
Justice System and Law Reform, as NYP is one of only seven forces without a backlog of
4.5 PNC Performance

NYP PNC performance has continued to remain high, exceeding targets in both the
areas of arrest/summons and court resulting. In May, 88.2% of court results were
entered within the 10 days, 38.2% above the target and 94.7% of arrest summons
were entered within a day, 4.7% above the target.

These are not only excellent performances in there own right and put NYP within the top six forces in
each area but no other force has such good results in both areas combined.

4.6 Offences brought to Justice

NYP has a target of bringing 13,510 offences to justice during 2004/05. Current
performance figures show that NYP has brought a total of 14,077 offences to justice
as of February 2005, and so have already exceeded the 2004/05 target.

4.7 Witness Care Units

A recent three month review, by the National Inspectorate, of the Witness Care Team
has report excellent results. It stated that the unit was performing to “extraordinary”
levels and was the best in the country “by a margin”. In addition, thirteen out of
fourteen requirements were met although there was only a need to achieve six at this
review. The report adds that “the staff are committed to ensuring that the
requirements are met” and that “interviews showed the positive attitudes and skills of
the staff in the unit”.
                              5. Ongoing Developments

5.1 NYPForward
    Forward is a major change initiative aimed at modernising and improving the
efficiency of a number of NYP services and processes. Recent achievements

        Selection of a Command and Control system to replace current technology in
        the Force Control rooms.

        Review of the way NYP work in Lost and Found Property, Incident and Crime
        Management, Crime Investigation, Intelligence, Custody and Case
        Preparation and Command and Control.

        Selection of a Records Management System (RMS) to support operational

        Converting all NYP’s role requirements to fit in with the national Integrated
        Competency Framework (ICF) format which was rolled out across the force in
        time for April 2005 PDRs.

5.2 Glidewell Project

Athena House, the purpose designed building at Clifton Moor which houses a joint NYP/Crown
Prosecution service case administration unit, was officially opened.

The Director of Public Prosecution, Ken McDonald QC officially opened the building
in a ceremony which included the Chief Constable, Chair of the Police Authority and
the Chief Crown Prosecutor.

5.3 National Centre for Policing Excellence (NCPE)

The National Centre for Policing Excellence (NCPE) have identified NYP as an exemplar for other
forces in respect of a number of standards and arrangements. These include the NIM briefing model,
tasking and co-ordination at Area level, rigorous use of performance measurement, firearms security
and risk assessments.
                       6. Archive Achievements

6.1 Citizen Focus

6.2 Reducing and Investigating Crime

6.3 Promoting Safety and Security and Providing Assistance

6.4 Resource Usage

6.5 Ongoing Developments
                                6.1 Citizen Focus

6.1.1 Community Safety

Targeting primary school children and working with partners, such as North Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue, St John Ambulance and the Ministry of Defence, NYP organised
Crucial Crew which continues to be a success throughout North Yorkshire and the
City of York in April 2005.

This initiative has run since 1992 with a total of 28,000 children taking part and it is
expected that a further 2,000 will do so this year. A range of teaching has taken
place including; telephoning the police, crossing the road correctly, showing what
happens to a young person caught stealing and many more scenarios. Evaluation
from teachers is positive and evidence from children’s behaviour suggests a positive


Funding from the 8 CDRPs was secured in April 2005, to provide a Drugs Analyst for
next year.

6.1.2 Community Engagement


In April 2005, NYP secured funding from the Neighbourhood Policing Fund, round
one. This resulted in NYP employing more PCSOs than ever, a total of 75.

Second year funding from the Home Office Capacity Building Fund was secured to
enhance the Special Constables by providing Training and Area Coordinators.

6.1.3 Community Consultation

In April 2005, Richmondshire successfully worked very closely with schools by
increasing awareness of the role of the police, effects of anti-social behaviour and the
Youth Justice System. This was done in partnership with the Prison Service,
Magistrates, Legal Services and the District Council.

The Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Projects are run as part of the (Citizen) curriculum
in each of the four senior schools in the Richmond area. The students submitted
questions to be put to the Panel of experts who were made up of the above partners.
                      2. Reducing and Investigating Crime

6.2.1 Operation Walnut

During April 2005, NYP arrested nine suspected drug dealers during raids at addresses in
the Harrogate area in Operation Walnut. Crack cocaine and heroin, along with equipment,
was seized in the raid involving 70 NYP officers. The operation resulted in nine arrests, with
seven people being charged with a total of 32 offences.

6.2.2 Operation Chive

In April 2005, Mark Hobson pleaded guilty to the charges of two double murders in Selby and York last
year which successfully concluded one of NYP’s most high-profile and distressing cases. In May,
Hobson received four life sentences for his offences.

6.2.3 PCS Fraud Investigation

The longest running and most complex criminal investigation of NYP was finally concluded in
April 2005. The PCS Fraud Investigation resulted in a guilty plea to six counts of fraudulent
practice which included supplying inferior products to customers, selling non-existent
warranties, breach of copyright, obtaining funds by deception and obtaining a DTI grant by
deception. The accused was jailed for three and a half years.

6.2.4 Operation Turn Up

Operation Turn-up was a national operation concerned with reducing the large numbers of warrants for
Failing to Appear (FTA) at court. The first stage of delivering specially designed Christmas cards to
every person with an outstanding warrant, received great publicity both by the press and local television.
It was used as an example of good practice to the other 42 police forces and was included in a briefing
to the Prime Minister on the progress of Operation Turn-up.

NYP had 224 outstanding FTA warrants pre 31 August 2004, as at 31 March 2005 this figure stood at
144. NYP is the national lead in achieving the lowest number of outstanding FTA warrants in the

6.2.5 Offences and Offenders Brought to Justice (OBTJ)

In April 2005, North Yorkshire received official performance data up to and including January 2005. To
date 12,788 offences have been brought to justice for the 2004/05 period. The target is to bring a total
of 13,510 offences to justice by the end of the year. Looking at the official data, along with the proxy
measure which has been designed, it indicates that North Yorkshire will achieve the 2004/05 OBTJ

6.2.6 Case Building Units

April 2005 saw Scarborough, Northallerton and York Case building units deal with record numbers of
prisoners, with York dealing with 223.

6.2.7 Uninsured Drivers Scheme

During March 2005, NYP continued to crack down on uninsured drivers:

           543 uninsured vehicles have been recovered from 23 September 2004 to
           31st March 2005. The drivers subsequently recovered 114 of these vehicles
           after they insured them and collected their vehicles within 14 days.

           67.8% of owners/drivers dealt with across NYP were found to have previous
           criminal convictions.

           Work is underway to ascertain any links between recovered vehicles &
           reduced crime levels.
6.2.8 No Crime days

Due to the continued success, the principles of NYP’s ‘No Crime’ days are to be promoted as good
practice nationally.

6.2.9 Road Policing

Between 1st May 2004 and 30th April 2005, in comparison with same period the
previous year there was a: -

          6.8% reduction in the number of casualties suffering death or serious injury
          (from 886 to 825)
          26.5% reduction in +125cc motorcycle collisions resulting in death or serious
          injury (from 181 to 133)
          20% reduction in number of +125cc motorcycle deaths overall (from 20 to
          3% increase in the number of disqualified driver arrests (from 297 to 306)
          1.1% reduction in the number of drink drive arrests (from 1657 to 1638)

6.2.10 Operation Halter

Operation Halter continued to be a success. Between 1st January 2005 and 30th
April 2005, compared to same period last year there were:

          770 hours of Road Policing targeted patrol activity compared to 314.
          163 speeders were detected compared with 53.
          37 offenders crossing double white lines compared with 3.
          28 exhausts were found to be defective compared with 60
          94 illegal registration plates compared with 62

6.2.11 Operation Harlequin

Operation Harlequin is a local public service agreement between North Yorkshire County Council and
North Yorkshire Police aimed at reducing injuries to school children when travelling in a car to school by
ensuring that they wear seat belts.

It was highlighted that the injury rate to such children within the North Yorkshire area was above the
national average and this initiative was introduced to highlight the need for parents to ensure that their
children were correctly restrained on such journeys.

The operation has four phases:

          monitoring of compliance outside the schools by NYCC Road Safety Officers (RSOs),
          education within the schools regarding the requirement and safety aspects of wearing a seat
          enforcement of the law by Police officers, and
          re monitoring by NYCC RSO's to measure the level of compliance.

Up to April 2005, there have been encouraging results which will hopefully lead to a reduction in injury
to the school children and also educate them when they themselves become drivers/parents.
       3. Promoting Safety & Security & Providing Assistance

6.3.1 Visit of HRH the Prince of Wales

NYP was responsible for policing a visit by HRH Prince of Wales to Clapham and Settle during March
2005, where he also met the Chief Constable. The Deputy Private Secretary wrote on behalf of the
Prince of Wales saying that: ‘this was a particularly difficult visit for the Police to arrange and His Royal
Highness is enormously grateful for the time and trouble which they took’.

6.3.2 User Satisfaction

The User Satisfaction Survey is a statutory requirement to measure the level of
satisfaction of police services at all points of engagement:

         ease of contact,
         action taken,
         follow up,
         treatment, and
         the whole service experience.

The crime areas measured are; Burglary Dwelling, Violent Crime, Vehicle Crime,
Road Traffic Collisions and Racist Incidents.

The 4th quarter (January – March 2005) results have recorded a 5% increase in the
satisfaction of ease of contact (3rd quarter 88.4% against 4th quarter 93.5%) and 1.5%
increase in the level of satisfaction of the treatment received (3rd quarter 92.8%
against 4th quarter 94.3%).

NYP is committed to improving the Quality of Service offered to all those who contact the police.

6.3.3 Public Protection Unit
In April 2005, work on developing a new Unit dedicated to the management of high risk, very high risk,
dangerous offenders and registered sex offenders continued. NYP is one of the first to develop such a
team which is a joint venture between the Probation Services and NYP. Staffed by Public Protection
Managers, the Unit should be up and running by the summer.
                             6.4. Resource Usage

6.4.1 Resources

                            an increase of 1.8% on the same time last year (including seconded
   Officers                 officers)

   Police        1008
                            an increase of 8.0% on the same time last year
   Staff (FTE)
                            75 of the Police Staff are Police Community Support
   PCSOs         75         Officers (PCSOs)
              173           An increase of 14.6%

       All staff who work directly with the public wear a uniform at all times.
       91.5% of police officers are in operational posts.
       37.0% of police staff are in operational posts.
       There are 273 battenburged vehicles - 83% of the marked vehicle fleet.
       53 of these vehicles have been ‘marked up’ since 1 April 2004.

6.4.2 OSPRE Exams

During April 2005, Centrex confirmed the review of NYP’s OSPRE results stating
that the OSPRE exam results for 2004 were much improved from previous years.

The results for the OSPRE Part 1 PC – Sergeant exam in March 2004, saw North
Yorkshire Police Officers ranked 8th nationally, with a pass rate of 60%, which is more
than 10 % higher than the national average.

Sixty-seven officers took the OSPRE Part 2 Sergeant exam in 2004, 54 were
successful, showing that NYP officers were among the most successful in the
country with a pass rate of 81%, ranking 6th on the national charts compared to 29th
the previous year.

In total, 5,486 candidates undertook the Sergeants’ Part II Assessment Centre 2004
nationally. Of these candidates, only 72 (1.3 per cent) were awarded and placed
within the new ‘exceptional performance’ category, 3 of which were candidates from

6.4.3 Oracle Financials and Purchasing

Oracle Financials and Purchasing went live in March 2005. The Capital 11i Project
Team were responsible for the successful implementation of Oracle which will
improve efficiency and reduce NYP operating costs. All NYP officers and support
staff will use IProcurement once roll out across the Force is complete.

6.4.4 Neighbourhood Policing Teams

53 new Neighbourhood Policing Teams were introduced from April 2005, to cover
the whole of North Yorkshire and the City of York. Each team will develop into a mix
of Police Officers, PCSOs, Special Constables and other volunteers, including Watch
Schemes. They will work in local neighbourhoods which have been identified across
the county.
The Neighbourhood Policing Teams focus on local priorities, using all available
powers to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour to improve the quality of life in local
communities. The teams are highly visible and accessible, engaging with their local
communities to gather information, views and concerns. They will work with partner
agencies to find lasting solutions to local problems.

The powers of the PCSOs will subsequently be enhanced to include a limited power
of detention and the power to issue a range of fixed penalty tickets to address anti-
social activity.

6.4.5 Efficiency Plan

HMIC conducted their third quarter inspection of NYP’s Efficiency Plan (Jan 2005). NYP was recently
awarded a Grade A in respect of this assessment.

The full year assessment will be conducted in June 2005, where it is anticipated NYP
will be judged to have ‘passed’ their efficiency plan.
                            5. Ongoing Developments

6.5.1         Forward
    Forward is a major change initiative aimed at modernising and improving the
efficiency of a number of NYP services and processes. Achievements to April 2005
are as follows:

          NSPIS HR Project (Police Personnel and Duties): NYP now has improved
      ability to comply with Working Time Directives, Data Protection legislation, and
      Home Office initiatives. Information about staff and skills is now available
      centrally, to help with current and future operational planning (e.g. Royal Ascot).
      TOIL and Annual Leave records are now managed electronically.
            FrontLine (Command and Control Project): contract negotiations are
      progressing with the preferred supplier of the new Control Room system.

          Operational Support (replacing INDEPOL and Case and Custody system):
      contract negotiations are almost complete with the preferred supplier of the
      system. Staff from different Areas and Departments have held their first Decision
      Making Forum to help shape NYP’s “Tomorrow’s World.”

          The Prosecution Team: The new Glidewell building at York’s Clifton
      Moor, designed to house the NYP Administration Unit, Crown Prosecution
      Service and Victim Support team was completed in late February. The £3m
      facility was completed on time and within budget. NYP and CPS staff have
      occupied the building which has been named ‘Athena House’. The new joint
      unit is working to redesigned business processes based on a shared, single file,
      which will lead to efficiency gains as well as a more "joined up" service to the

          ICF Project (Integrated Competency Framework): the new role profiles for all
      staff are complete and all staff were emailed with a link to the website where they
      can find their new profile, in time for April’s round of PDRs.
                    Neighbourhood Police Officer
                                                Role Profile

                 Grade              Constable
             Department             Areas - Community Beat
            NSPIS Level
                                    To work within a dedicated neighbourhood & as part of a dedicated
                                    team, to reduce crime, increase detections, provide a highly visible
                                    & reassuring presence & through a citizen focused approach,
                                    engage with the community & partners to solve local Problems.

                      Scope         Central Area
                                    Eastern Area
                                    Western Area

                                    Working Patterns
                                    Shift Pattern

                                    Need to attend external meetings/conferences/work shops as required
  Special Conditions
                                    POLICE OFFICERS ONLY: Requirement to undertake operational
                                    policing duties as instructed / required.
          Line Manager              Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant

To deliver high quality policing to the local area

Core                                Activities
Responsibilities                    The role holder should effectively deliver these key requirements:

Community Safety
                                    Adopt a problem solving approach to community issues - 131
                                    Work with the community partners and other agencies to solve community problems in
                                    accordance with the relevant legislation policy procedures and partnership agreements.

                                    Conduct patrol - 112
                                    Conduct patrol responding to calls and requests for assistance, countering criminal
                                    activity and public disorder and minimising risks to public safety.

                                    Implement plans to reduce local crime and disorder - 15
                                    Manage tactical operations to support the delivery of organisational crime and disorder
                                    strategies, utilising intelligence, complying with Human Rights, Health and Safety, Best
                                    Value and the relevant law and policies.

                                    Manage partnership arrangements with the community and other agencies - 129
                                    Manage partnership arrangements which address community and agency needs and
                                    contribute to the reduction of crime and disorder.

                                    Prepare and drive police vehicles safely (operational) - 123
                                    Drive a police vehicle safely with consideration for others in accordance with
                                    organisational policy and in line with the system of car control.

Intelligence                        Gather intelligence to support policing objectives - 56
                                    Gather intelligence to facilitate the achievement of crime and disorder reduction
                                    objectives. Ensure intelligence is obtained ethically and in accordance with the relevant
                                    legislation, policy, protocols and codes of practice.
                          Use intelligence to support policing objectives - 57
                          Use intelligence to support the achievement of community safety and crime reduction
                          objectives. Ensure that intelligence is used ethically and in accordance with the relevant
                          legislation, policy, protocols and codes and practice. This activity links to PIP levels 1 and

Police Operations
                          Prepare for, and participate in, planned policing operations - 69
                          Participate in police and agency-led operations, working within appropriate authority limits
                          and carrying out tasks necessary for the successful implementation of the operation
                          whilst managing risks to the operation and acting in accordance with legislation and
                          procedure. This activity links to PIP level 1.

Investigation             Conduct initial investigation - 1
                          Conduct the initial investigation and scene preservation in accordance with the relevant
                          investigation policies and legal requirements, demonstrating support for victims and
                          witnesses and recognising any possible impact on the community. This activity links to
                          PIP level 1.

                          Interview suspects - 45
                          Interview suspects in accordance with the legislation and the 'Practical Guide to
                          investigative interviewing' 2004. This activity links to PIP levels 1 and 2.

                          Interview victims and witnesses - 46
                          Interview victims and witnesses in accordance with the law and with reference to the
                          Victims Charter and the 'Practical Guide to Investigative Interviewing 2004.' This activity
                          links to PIP levels 1 and 2.

                          Investigate allocated enquiries - 3
                          Act as officer in the case, ensuring the investigation is carried out thoroughly and
                          expeditiously in accordance with investigation policy and relevant legal requirements.
                          This activity links to PIP level 2.

                          Provide care for victims and witnesses - 74
                          Ensure that the necessary care for victims and witnesses is provided in an ethical and
                          empathic manner and in accordance with the legislation, policies and procedures.

                          Search person(s) or personal property - 52
                          Search individual(s) or personal property in accordance with the relevant legislation,
                          policy, procedures, whilst respecting the dignity of the individual and being aware of the
                          possible impact on community. This activity links to PIP levels 1 and 2.

                          Search vehicles, premises and land - 53
                          Conduct search procedures using the best practice techniques in accordance with the
                          relevant legislation and policy, whilst having regard for the health, safety and Human
                          Rights. This activity links to PIP levels 1 and 2.

Custody and Prosecution   Complete prosecution procedures - 41
                          Complete prosecution procedures in accordance with codes of practice and relevant
                          legislation. This activity links to PIP level 1.

                          Conduct arrest and process procedures - 35
                          Carry out arrest /process procedures in accordance with the relevant legal requirements
                          and policy, having regard for human rights, security, health and safety of person(s)
                          detained, members of the public, colleagues and self. This activity links to PIP levels 1
                          and 2.

                          Conduct custody reception procedures (arresting officer) - 36
                          Attend the custody suite, as the arresting officer with the person detained under escort.
                          Whilst ensuring the security and welfare of the person detained, comply with the custody
                          reception procedures required by law, current codes of practice and policy. This activity
                          links to PIP level 1.

                          Prepare and present case files - 42
                          Identify and present case materials, working with the CPS or other relevant
                          agencies/organisation to progress the case. This activity links to PIP levels 1 and 2.

                          Present evidence in court and at other hearings - 44
                          Attend court and give evidence in accordance with legislation. This activity links to PIP
                          levels 1 and 2.
Personal Responsibility
                            Complete administration procedures - 216
                            Ensure that all matters relating to the process of information are carried out in a prompt,
                            efficient manner and in accordance with legislation, policy and procedure.

                            Comply with Health and Safety legislation - 206
                            Ensure that you show a duty of care and take appropriate action to comply with Health
                            and Safety requirements at all times.

                            Maintain standards of professional practice - 217
                            Ensure your behaviour complies with organisational values and organise your own work
                            effectively to meet the demands of your role. Identify, implement and monitor
                            development activities to enhance your own performance.

                            Provide an organisation response recognising the needs of all communities - 127
                            Build and maintain community relations by providing a service that is responsive to the
                            needs of all communities and by ensuring that those affected by crime receive a fair and
                            anti-discriminatory service.

Managing the Organisation   Participate in meetings - 236
                            Prepare for and actively contribute within meetings in a clear, concise and relevant
                            manner, ensuring decisions and actions are communicated to appropriate personnel.

Marketing and               Maintain effective relationships with the media - 1209
                            Ensure the effective use of the media to assist in the investigation, detection and
                            reduction of crime and disorder, acting in accordance with media policy guidelines.

Behaviour Area                  Behaviour
Working with others
                                Respect for race and diversity - A
                                Understands other people’s views and takes them into account. Is tactful and
                                diplomatic when dealing with people, treating them with dignity and respect at all
                                times. Understands and is sensitive to social, cultural and racial differences.

                                Teamworking - C
                                Creates working partnerships inside and outside the organisation. Develops links
                                with outside stakeholders to get different views. Develops strategies to help people
                                work together to achieve organisational goals.

                                Community and customer focus - B
                                Maintains a broad understanding of social trends and identifies what effect they will
                                have on the organisation. Creates processes that make sure stakeholders’ and
                                customers’ views and needs are clearly identified and responded to. Puts in place
                                strategies for media and community relations.

                                Effective communication - B
                                Explains complex issues, making them easy to understand. Makes sure that
                                important messages are being communicated and understood throughout the

Achieving results
                                Problem solving - B
                                Applies a range of analytical techniques to understand complex information issues.
                                Considers a range of options and their effects. Makes strategic decisions by logically
                                analysing all the relevant factors.

                                Planning and organising - C
                                Develops structured plans across a range of activities that may be complex. Monitors
                                progress towards strategic objectives. Makes sure all activity is in line with efficient
                                and effective policing.

                                Personal responsibility - B
                                Readily accepts responsibility for self and others. Takes responsibility for managing
                                situations and problems. Leads by example, showing a commitment and a
                                determination to succeed. Continues to learn and develop.
                          Resilience - A
                          Shows reliability and resilience in difficult circumstances. Remains calm and
                          confident, and responds logically and decisively in difficult situations.

                          As part of a dedicated neighbourhood policing team, to coordinate
                          policing activity within their neighbourhood, utilising Police Officers,
                          PCSOs, Special Constables and other volunteers.

                          To engage with community and partners, using a citizen
                          focused approach, gathering community intelligence to feed into
                          the National Intelligence Model.

                          To undertake proactively focused operational policing to reduce
                          crime and increase detections within the neighbourhood. This
                          includes a particular emphasis on ‘signal crimes’, which are
                          those crimes signalling a risk to an individual or a community's
                          security and well being, e.g. graffiti, vandalism, litter and
                          abandoned vehicles.

                          To engage in targeted patrol using all powers available to
                          address and deter instances of criminality, disorder and anti-
                          social behaviour.

                          To provide a highly visible, accessible and reassuring uniform
                          presence within the local neighbourhood.

                          To attend and deal with incidents and crimes, in accordance with central control
Main Responsibilities :   room and local management direction and procedures. This will predominantly and
                          normally be incidents/crimes within the dedicated neighbourhood area, but may be at
                          other locations when necessity dictates.

                          To participate in police and partner led pre-planned operations,
                          aimed at reducing/detecting local crime and disorder.

                          To proactively engage with communities and partners to solve
                          local neighbourhood problems of crime and disorder, seeking
                          lasting solutions. This will be at a local problem solving level,
                          rather than at a wider district level, which is more appropriate
                          for problem solving by Crime And Disorder Reduction

                          To attend an agreed schedule of public and partner
                          meetings/forums, with a view to engaging the community.

                          To assist with Watch Schemes, such as Neighbourhood Watch.

                          To engage with key stakeholders within the community, keeping
                          them up to date with issues and activity, harnessing their
                          energy and involvement.

                          To organise and plan tasks and activity at 3 levels: community
                          intelligence, community engagement and cohesion &
                          community action.
                            To act as nominated officers for level 2 and 3 Domestic
                            Violence and for Hate Crime within their local neighbourhood.

                            Neighbourhood Police Officers will be marketed and publicised
                            to their community, which will include details being displayed on
                            the Force website.

                            This role profile indicates the key activities of the post and
                            does not restrict the post holder from performing other
                            duties. Additional duties may be agreed on an individual
                            basis and recorded in the Performance Development
                            Review (PDR).
                             Completion of 2 years’ probation

                             Problem Solving

                             Community Impact Assessment
Essential Skills and
    Qualifications :         Media Relations

                             Race & Diversity

                             Tutor Constable (Desirable)

   Role Profile : Neighbourhood Police Officer
   Date created : 15/04/2005
   Last updated : 17/06/2005
                           Guidance notes for completion of the
                            Transferee Application Form
     This form is for use by Constables on level transfer from all England and Wales
      police forces, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Scottish Police Forces,
      British Transport Police, Ministry of Defence Police, Port of Tilbury Constabulary,
      Channel Isles Police, Isle of Man Police and Royal Parks Constabulary. Sergeants
      and ranks up to and including superintendent from said forces seeking level
      transfers and all ranks seeking transfer on promotion may be required by the
      receiving force to provide additional information. Applicants from any other police
      force should complete the standard application form for new recruits.
     You should read these notes thoroughly before completing the form. You might also
      find it helpful to retain a copy of your completed application to refer to later.
     Before submitting your form you must attach to it:
       copies of your last 2 PDRs
       a print out of your sickness record covering at least the last 2 years from your
        personnel record
       print outs of your complaints and misconduct record and of any awards and
        commendations from your personnel record
     Your application will not be processed until these have been received. You may also
      need to notify the receiving force if you need any special arrangements, e.g. dyslexia,
      for interview process.

Successful applicants may have to undertake a medical examination prior to appointment.
You will be sent a medical questionnaire towards the end of the transfer process. There is no
need to have your eyesight tested prior to application.

You need to declare your business interests. Any business interest will need to be approved by
the chief officer in order for you to continue with it.
Police officers are in a privileged position with regard to access to information and could be
considered potentially vulnerable to corruption. They should not therefore be under pressure
from undischarged debts or liabilities and should be able to manage loans and debts sensibly.
Schedule 1 of Police Regulations 2003 states that a member of a police force shall not
wilfully refuse or neglect to discharge any lawful debt. Your application will therefore be
checked to determine and verify your financial position.

    What can hold up the process?
     Failure to complete all parts of the application form or to include copies of all the documents
    requested or to sign the declaration.
     A medical query raised by the Force Medical Adviser. This may need reference to your doctor,
    and your consent will need to be obtained before your doctor is approached.
                                                                        Reference Number
          Application Form for Transferees                                RCBO-NYP

You should read the guidance notes before completing this application form.
Please complete this form in person, either in black ink or by word-processor.
Use continuation pages if necessary and clearly mark which questions they refer to.
Sections which do not apply to you should be clearly marked N/A.
The information you provide in this application form will be entered into a manual
and computerised recruitment system and is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998.

Section 1

                                          Previous forename(s)
Previous surname(s)
Title                                     Date of Birth
(Mr, Ms, Mrs, Miss, Dr)
      Town and country of birth
             Home address

     Email address (if applicable)
Telephone numbers (inc. area code) Home
                                      Work (if convenient)
National Insurance number
Your current rank

Rank and/or role applied for.

Part–time or full–time (delete as appropriate)

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a
disabled person in all areas of employment including recruitment. Disability is defined
as ‘a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long term adverse
effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’.

Do you have a disability you wish us to know about at this stage?           Yes/No

If yes, please provide details of any reasonable adjustments that have been agreed to
enable you to carry out your job.

Have you previously required reasonable adjustments to be made for you to carry out
your role as a police officer? If so, please provide details.
Section 2
Record of Police Service

Which force are you currently serving in?

Include addresses of your:

Force Headquarters                            Serving Station

                     Postcode:                                      Postcode:
Force Identification Number (e.g. collar number)

Current role within force

Date started in force                         Present salary

Other benefits or bonuses (e.g. housing allowance, special priority payment)

Period of notice required

Please give a brief description of your present role, duties and responsibilities.
List previous roles/positions held in your current force and previous
roles/positions held in other forces in which you have served.
Start with the most recent. Continue on a separate sheet if necessary.

 Force / station /        Rank / Position      Dates from / to        Reason for leaving
   department                 held                                     (e.g. promotion)


Please indicate what training you have received.

                           Dates (approx.)   Description (e.g. kwikuffs, baton, etc)

Officer Safety Training
             YES / NO

Firearms     YES / NO
Race & Diversity

    Other police training/specialisms           Dates                Qualification
(start with the most recent and continue                     (e.g. OSPRE/constable to Sgt
    on a separate sheet if necessary)                                  Part1)
Please give details of other academic or vocational qualifications. Start with the
most recent. Continue on a separate sheet if necessary.

                          Qualification and level                    Date attained
E.g. A Level Physics (C) ; BScHons Psychology (2.1) ;
    BTEC Business & Finance (Merit)


Do you hold a current driving licence?                               YES/NO

If yes, what is your driving licence number?

If yes, which groups?

Have you any endorsements on your licence?                           YES/NO
If yes, how many?

What is your force driving grade / level?

Please tell us about any other skills you have, such as language skills or any
voluntary or community activity you are involved in.

Are you a member of the Reserve Forces?
Are you currently involved in any complaint or misconduct enquiry? If YES, please
provide brief details. We will contact your force for verification.

H.      BUSINESS INTERESTS See Guidance Note 2

Do you currently have any job or business interest, which you
intend to continue should your transfer be successful?           YES/NO

If YES, please state the nature of this job or business and the extent of your involvement
(e.g. actively involved, non-executive director). Include hours spent on it.

Do you or your wife/husband/partner or any relative living
with you own or intend to run a shop or business which           YES/NO
requires a licence (e.g. liquor, gaming, refreshment house or

If YES, please give full details.
Schedule 1 of Police Regulations 2003 states that members of a police force shall
not wilfully refuse or neglect to discharge any lawful debt. See Guidance Note 3.

                                               YES Details (inc. dates)
                                               / NO

Have you had any Court action taken
against you for any debt?
Have you been party to a voluntary
agreement registered with the County
Has a County Court / Tribunal Judgement
been made against you?
If YES, has this been cleared?*
Have you ever been registered as bankrupt?
If YES, have your bankruptcy debts been

Are you in arrears with any existing
loan/mortgage/hire purchase agreement?

Have you ever had any form of loan
terminated, including
bank/credit/cheque/store card withdrawn?
If YES, please give full details.

Have you had repossession proceedings
commenced against you?

Have you consolidated all your debts with
one lender?

Is there currently an attachment of earnings
against your salary?

*If applicable, please provide a Certificate of Satisfaction

Are you or have you ever been a member of BNP, National Front, Combat 18?


Do you have any tattoos on your hands, neck, forearms or face?                Yes/No

If yes, describe their nature and location.

Please give names and addresses of two referees.

Current Line Manager                               A Senior Officer from your force

Telephone:                                         Telephone:

May we contact this referee now?                   May we contact this referee now?
                                     YES/NO                                            YES/NO

Section 3
Reason For Transfer
What are the reasons for you wanting to transfer from your current force? And
why do you want to join this force?
Section 4

I declare that all the statements I have made in this application are true to the
best of my knowledge and belief and that no relevant information has been
I understand that:
   I must inform the recruitment office without delay of any change in my
   Financial checks will be undertaken to verify my financial status and that all
    such information will be treated in confidence. I consent to these checks
    being made.
   Any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, health
    checks and continued good conduct.
   A member of a police force who has deliberately made any false statement or
    omitted information in connection with his or her appointment may
    subsequently be liable to misconduct proceedings.
   I confirm a sample of my DNA has been taken in my current force. (PSNI
    and Scottish forces do not currently take officers' DNA).
   Successful candidates must serve wherever required to do so within the force
   The Chief Officer retains the right to reject any application without giving

Signature:                                               Date:

Read through your completed application form carefully to ensure it is clearly
presented and that you have answered all the questions, marking them N/A
where appropriate.
Failure to provide accurate and complete information may result in your
application being delayed or rejected.
If you have any remaining questions, please feel free to contact the Recruitment
Officer of the force you are applying to.
Before returning your application form please check the following:

Have you included a telephone number at which you can be contacted?

Have you enclosed 2 Performance Development Reviews / Staff Appraisals?

Have you included your force print outs for Complaints and Misconduct Issues,
Attendance and Health Record and Awards and Commendations?

Have you signed the declaration on page 9?

Have you remembered to take a photocopy of your completed application

Have you completed and enclosed the equal opportunities monitoring form and
our marketing form?

The completed APPLICATION form AND ALL ENCLOSURES should be sent to NORTH
                             EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

The police service is an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure

       The workforce reflects the diverse society which it serves and that the
        working environment is free from any forms of harassment, intimidation,
        bullying or victimisation.

       No job applicant or employee is treated more or less favourably on the
        grounds of gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, race, colour,
        nationality, ethnic or national origins, creed or religion.

       No job applicant or employee is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements
        which cannot be justified by the requirements of the job.

In accordance with the Codes of Practice issued by the Commission for Racial
Equality and the Equal Opportunities Commission, the police service records the sex,
age and ethnic origin of people who apply for employment. The ethnic origin
categories are those used in the Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys
census. This information forms no part of the recruitment process. It will be
detached from your application form on receipt.

AGE                                               GENDER

       18-24                                            Male
       25-35                                            Female
       36-55


 White                British
                       Irish
                       Any other white background

 Mixed                White and Black Caribbean
                       White and Black African
                       White and Asian
                       Any other mixed background

 Asian or Asian       Indian
  British              Pakistani
                       Bangladeshi
                       Any other Asian background

 Black or Black       Caribbean
  British              African
                       Any other black background

 Chinese or other  Chinese
  ethnic group      Any other
                                             MARKETING FORM

To enable us to monitor our public relations and marketing activity, please
indicate what prompted you to apply to join the police service.

Tick any that apply.

 Police Officer or other Police Service employee.

 Friend/Family/Other word of mouth

 Careers office/School/College/Library

 Internet Site (please state site)

 Other advertisements/articles/interviews

          on television (please state channel)
          in local press (please state paper)
          in national press (please state paper)
          on radio (please state station)
          in cinema (please state venue)
          at local event (please state venue)
          in recruitment poster (please state where, e.g. on bus)

 Other (please specify)

Please give details of any other media, interviews or articles which prompted your

This form will be detached from your application.


To help us monitor the return of applications please complete the following:

Name                                                       Date of Birth

Force Applied For

Application received from:  Force

                                        Other

                                     ……… CONSTABULARY/FORCE

NAME OF APPLICANT ……………………………..…………DATE OF BIRTH…………...……….

FORCE NUMBER…………………………………………………………

                                               Poor    Less than     Satisfactory   Excellent
Respect for race and diversity                   1         2             3              4
Personal Responsibility                          1         2             3              4
Time Keeping                                     1         2             3              4
Positive relationships with the public           1         2             3              4

Anything else you wish to add?

        Signature of referee…………………………………..           Date……………………………….

        Name in print………………………………………..                Position held……………………..

                                     ……… CONSTABULARY/FORCE

NAME OF APPLICANT ……………………….... ………… DATE OF BIRTH………….……….

FORCE NUMBER ……………………………………………………

                                               Poor    Less than     Satisfactory   Excellent
Respect for race and diversity                   1         2             3              4
Personal Responsibility                          1         2             3              4
Time Keeping                                     1         2             3              4
Positive relationships with the public           1         2             3              4

Anything else you wish to add?

        Signature of referee…………………………………..           Date……………………………….

        Name in print………………………………………..                Position held……………………..
All applicants are required to have their eyesight tested. This may be done by the force as part of the medical
assessment or you may be asked to take this form to an optometrist (optician). You are not required to submit an
eyesight report with your application form. You will be notified by the force if this is needed.

 Name of patient                                          Date of birth



                                          Right Eye                   Left Eye                Binocular

 Unaided Vision                           6/                          6/                      6/

 Aided Vision                             6/                          6/                      6/

 Near Vision tested at 40cm's                                                                 N/

 Is the field of vision full by confrontation test?                                           Y/N

Normal Y/N                                                  Monochromat Y/N
Specify test used:

Has the patient undergone refractive surgery?                                 Y/N
If yes, state type of surgery eg LASIK, PRK, LASEK
Date of Surgery                                 Right Eye                     Left Eye

Details of any side effects post surgery

Optometrist's name                                                            Optician's stamp



Optometrist's signature                                                       Date

Applicant's signature
(in the presence of the optician)

You may have seen a chart like the diagram below at your opticians. The actual chart is much longer and is read
from a distance of 6 metres. Each line equates to a standard.
                            A                                                      6 / 60

                           BC                                                      6 / 36

                          DEFG                                                     6 / 24

                         HIJKLM                                                    6 / 18

                      NOPQRSTU                                                     6 / 12

                     VWXYZABCD                                                      6/9

                  EFGHIJKLMNOPQ                                                     6/6

                RSTUVWXYZABCDEF                                                     6/5

6/12      or better with either your right or left eye
6/6       with both eyes together

If you wear spectacles or contact lenses you also need to reach 6/36 without your spectacles or lenses

N6 at 40cm with both eyes together (aided)

The use of colour correcting lenses are not acceptable.

Severe colour vision deficiencies (monochromats) are not acceptable. Anomalous trichromats are acceptable.
Severe anomalous trichromats or dichromats are also acceptable but you will need to be aware of the deficiency
and make appropriate adjustments.

Radial Keratotomy, Arcuate Keratotomy or corneal grafts are not acceptable.

Other forms of refractive surgery such as LASIK, LASEK, PRK, ICRS, epiflap are all acceptable provided that six
[months] have elapsed since surgery, there are no residual side effects and the other eyesight standards are met.

MEDICAL HISTORY                                                                                For official use only
                                                                                               Candidate number


Completion of this form will enable the Occupational Health Unit to make a general assessment as to whether you
comply with the medical standards required for the police service. Do not be concerned if you find yourself answering
‘Yes’ to a lot of questions. This is quite normal and does not mean that you are unfit for the job. We will contact you if
we need further details and, if necessary, ask for a report from your GP.

Please ensure that you keep a copy of this form once you have completed it. The original should be put into the
envelope that has been provided marked ‘For the attention of the Occupational Health Unit’, sealed and returned
with your application form.

If you successfully pass the assessment centre stage of the recruitment process, you will be asked to take your copy
of this form to your GP for confirmation. You will then be invited to attend a medical examination. Alternatively, you
may be referred to your GP for a medical examination.

Please note that you will be required to sign a declaration at the end of this form and it is important that your answers
are accurate and you do not withhold any information.

 Surname:                                                    Forename(s):

 Date of Birth:                                              Male / Female (delete as appropriate)

 Full postal address including postcode:


 Name:                                                       Telephone Number:

 Full postal address including postcode:

Please answer ALL the following questions. If you answer YES to any of the conditions, you will need to give details
on page 6 including the appropriate medical condition number. If you have any questions, contact your local
recruitment office for advice or for referral to the Occupational Health Unit.

 You are asked to indicate whether you currently have or have ever had any of the following medical conditions.
1 Epilepsy, fits, blackouts, fainting turns or unexplained loss of consciousness       Yes   No

2 Head injuries leading to loss of consciousness requiring hospital admission          Yes   No

3 Recurrent headache or migraine                                                       Yes   No

4 Diseases of the nervous system e.g. neuritis, stroke, multiple sclerosis             Yes   No

5 Injury or surgery to your eye(s) including laser eye surgery or any other type of
                                                                                       Yes   No
  refractive surgery

6 Any visual defect e.g. scotoma, blindness in one eye, night blindness, colour
                                                                                       Yes   No
  blindness, reduced visual field, blurred vision or detached retina

7 Any eye disease or conditions such as glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa               Yes   No

8 Ear infection, discharge, tinnitus, a hearing defect including deafness              Yes   No

9 Vertigo, dizziness, giddiness, problems with balance                                 Yes   No

10 Chest pain, angina, heart disease or breathlessness                                 Yes   No

11 Varicose veins or circulation problems                                              Yes   No

12 Rheumatic fever                                                                     Yes   No

13 Raised or low blood pressure                                                        Yes   No

14 Any blood disorder                                                                  Yes   No

15 Asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pleurisy, pneumonia or any other lung disease
                                                                                       Yes   No
   including TB or pneumothorax disorder

16 Recurrent nausea, dyspepsia, heartburn, indigestion or hiatus hernia                Yes   No

17 Gastric, duodenal or peptic ulcer                                                   Yes   No

18 Inflammation of the bowel including Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, bleeding
                                                                                       Yes   No
   from rectum or diarrhoea lasting more than one week

19 Irritable bowel syndrome                                                            Yes   No

20 Jaundice or any form of hepatitis or other liver problem                            Yes   No

21 Any other abdominal complaint including hernia                                      Yes   No

22 Kidney stones                                                                       Yes   No

23 Recurrent kidney or urinary tract infection e.g. cystitis and urethritis            Yes   No
24 Blood in urine                                                                       Yes            No

25 Any other kidney or bladder conditions                                               Yes            No

26 Any problems with bones or joints including back, neck, knee, sciatica, any
                                                                                        Yes            No
   fracture, or recurrent dislocation of a major joint

27 Have you ever consulted an orthopaedic surgeon, chiropractor, osteopath or
                                                                                        Yes            No

28 Have you been diagnosed as having arthritis, gout, chondromalcia patellae or
                                                                                        Yes            No

29 Psoriasis, eczema, allergic skin rash or other skin disease                          Yes            No

30 Any metabolic disorder including diabetes, thyroid and adrenal gland disease or
                                                                                        Yes            No
   other glandular disorder

31 Any disorders of reproductive organs including gynaecological, testicular and
                                                                                        Yes            No
   breast problems

32 Any infectious diseases (apart from childhood illnesses) including sexually
                                                                                        Yes            No
   transmitted disease or tropical disease

33 Anxiety/depression, phobias, mental breakdown or stress related problems             Yes            No

34 Any other mental illness                                                             Yes            No

35 Any eating disorder e.g. anorexia nervosa or bulimia                                 Yes            No

36 Substance misuse (e.g. drugs, steroids)                                              Yes            No

37 Any allergies including hayfever                                                     Yes            No

38 Any operations or surgical procedures                                                Yes            No

39 Any malignancies or cancers                                                       Yes              No

40 Any unexplained weight loss in past year                                             Yes            No

41 Current treatment. Are you currently attending a hospital/GP for treatment or
                                                                                        Yes            No
   waiting for an appointment?

42 Current prescribed medication including tablets, capsules, injections, inhalers
                                                                                        Yes            No
   and creams (excluding birth control)

If you have ticked ‘Yes’ to any of the above, please give details in the space provided on page 5. This will help the
Occupational Health Unit to clarify the significance or otherwise of a ‘Yes’ answer. Please ensure that you quote the
correct medical condition number.

Please include date(s) of illness/conditions, frequency, duration, what treatment was given and by whom (e.g.
hospital/GP), whether you are still undergoing treatment and length of absence from work/school (if appropriate).
Continue on a separate sheet if required.

Medical Condition                                                  Details
Number (see table on
previous pages)

Is there a family history of a congenital condition (e.g. heart disease, strokes, nervous or mental disease)? If YES
please give details and relationship

How much alcohol on average do you consume over a seven day period?
Units per week 1 unit = 1/2 pint beer = 1 glass of wine = 1 measure of spirits

Have you ever failed a medical examination (or had special conditions imposed) for any employment reasons
(including police service and HM Forces) or life assurance? If YES, please provide details.
                                                                                            Yes              No

Have you ever left a job or had to be medically retired due to ill health? If YES, please provide details.
                                                                                            Yes              No

Has any previous occupation caused you health problems? If YES, please provide details.
                                                                                            Yes              No

Are you in receipt of a medical pension or other disability benefit? If YES, please provide details.
                                                                                            Yes              No

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a person with a disability as: “A physical or mental impairment which
has a substantial adverse long term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.”
In view of the above statement, do you consider yourself to be a disabled person? If YES, please provide details.
                                                                                            Yes              No

Have you ever been immunised against the following?                                  Please give year
Tetanus                                 Yes                     No                   Year

Polio                                   Yes                     No                   Year

BCG (Tuberculosis)                      Yes                     No                   Year

Diphtheria                              Yes                     No                   Year

Hepatitis B           1st Injection     Yes                     No                   Year

Hepatitis B           2nd Injection     Yes                     No                   Year

Hepatitis B           3rd Injection     Yes                     No                   Year

Has your blood test confirmed
                                        Yes                     No                   Year
immunity to Hepatitus B?

Please list how many days you have been absent from work, school, college etc in the last three years due to
 sickness. For each absence please also indicate the dates and the reason.
  Number of
  days absence              Date of absence                                         Reason

  The information I have provided is accurate and I        I consent to this data being held by an
  have not withheld any details. I understand that the     Occupational Health Unit of a police force on a
  giving of false information or withholding               computer or manual filing system, in accordance
  information could subsequently result in my              with the confidentiality requirements of the Data
  dismissal.                                               Protection Act 1998.

  I do/do not give permission to my General
  Practitioner to disclose relevant information to the
  Occupational Health Department in accordance
  with the Access to Medical Records Act 1988.

  I do/do not wish to see my General Practitioner’s        Signature of applicant             Date
  comments before the form is returned to the
  Occupational Health Department.


 Please note that a medical examination is not required.

 Are you in possession of this patient’s complete medical history?                     Yes           No

 From the medical records available, is there any medical reason why your patient
                                                                                       Yes           No
 should not undertake strenuous physical exercise?

 According to these records and your knowledge of the applicant, do the answers
                                                                                       Yes           No
 given by him/her in the questionnaire appear correct?

 Are you aware of any other medical information which might be relevant to this
                                                                                       Yes           No

 If so, please give details.
 General Practitioner's signature                    Date                              Practice stamp

 Please note: any fee required for the completion of this form will be paid by the applicant. A medical
 examination is not required.

           Constable Transferee – Station Preference Form
There are a number of Police Constable vacancies across the force. Could you please indicate which
station is your preference by ranking the locations i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.

                                STATION                          PREFERENCE








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