Thames Valley Police FAQ

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17 English questions out of 17

6 April 2020

Does Thames Valley Police have a pension plan?

Pros

Good pension. Flexible to a limit. Development opportunity. Variation of work.

Cons

Not supported of childcare . Stripped all benefits, BH double pay etc.

Good pension.

6 April 2020

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17 January 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Thames Valley Police?

Pros

Good career opportunities. Able to have several career types with one employer.

Cons

Cancellation of rest days, Christmas working etc.

Good career opportunities.

17 January 2020

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5 May 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Thames Valley Police?

Pros

Good supporting environment with great shift pattern , uniform provided and loads of training. Opportunity to move sideways or join as Constable.

Cons

Work alone lots and no supervisors around most of the time as their shifts patterns are different to yours. Duties messed about a bit recently.

Advice to Management

Look after the real troops on the ground who are the eyes and ears of the community we serve. Sort out the shifts so we have supervision

Opportunity to move sideways or join as Constable.

5 May 2019

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20 January 2021

What is the feeling of job security at Thames Valley Police?

Pros

Interesting work Great people A large force and ability to move to other areas and jobs (sometimes there are difficulties but generally you can move around) If you have kids or family issues the Police are great at flexible working, making allowances for you. Pension is great, even though the government changed it for the worse, it is still better than anywhere else I believe Job security for life as a Police Officer (as long as you don't act unprofessionally or get into major trouble)

Cons

Senior management (like any company or organisation) are often poor The work can be hard and mentally difficult but your colleagues get you through it Moving around is a pro, however sometimes this is blocked depending on resourcing levels Sometimes leave and duties are changed at last minute due to operational reasons - however this is part of the job and although annoying, it is important Police and especially senior management seem overly focussed on diversity and ethics - these are so important, but often it's shoved in your face at every single opportunity and I think it loses meaning because it is often insincere and said just so they can say they've done it

Job security for life as a Police Officer (as long as you don't act unprofessionally or get into major trouble)

20 January 2021

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27 October 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Thames Valley Police?

Pros

Renovation & development of investigation strategy

Cons

Progression has been very slow

Advice to Management

Empower, value, train and involve them in decision making

Renovation & development of investigation strategy

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