"I have recently completed my first Road Policing Practical Assessment. You do feel a bit nervous before any of the practicals, but it's important to take a breath, compose yourself and be confident that you are capable of completing the task.
In my scenario, I was on foot patrol with my colleagues and received a radio transmission about a road traffic collision. On arrival at the scene, I had to carry out my initial investigation. This included checking the welfare of everyone involved and securing the scene of the collision. I put everything I learnt in the classroom into practice."
- Student Officer McLeister
"During the Road Policing Practical Assessment, I enjoyed working with role actors as they made the scenarios seem very realistic.
Some key learnings and takeaways I took from the practical were:
- Good notebook taking is key to a successful case file. Documenting what happened there and then is much more useful than relying on the memory of an event.
- Body Worn Video (BWV) is invaluable as you can capture both video and audio evidence when you attend an incident.
- Listening and communicating with the victims in a compassionate way is important - it ensures they feel acknowledged and supported."
- Student Officer McClinton