Starting soon does size matter

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Re: Starting soon does size matter

Post by memphis » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:41 pm

You are taught how to restrain a prisoner in your POELT training, you will learn the techniques that enable you to do that safely. You will also realise that being small has its advantages!
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Re: Starting soon does size matter

Post by Evie » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:17 pm

Thank you all for the replies. I surely am looking forward to start this new big chapter in my life.. hopefully I’ll have my start date soon

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Re: Starting soon does size matter

Post by Bearguy » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:13 pm

Teamwork gets it down ! Big or small, everyone plays their part !

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Re: Starting soon does size matter

Post by CX53 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:57 am

The replies on this thread are quite encouraging.

My main reservation about the job is I'm not the biggest of lads, 5ft9 and 13st (okay maybe a little overweight!!), and very baby faced for 28 years old.

I do however have some great life experience, and grew up around all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds, good and bad, lived with family members with mental health problems etc so whilst I don't think anything can prepare you for the job, I certainly haven't lived a sheltered life.

I've applied for HMP Gartree and looking forward to the assessment day when everything calms down with C19.

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Re: Starting soon does size matter

Post by gaboo » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:50 am

You'll be fine mate. As I say, I have worked with officers built like brick Shithouses, but have also worked with officers that weigh 2 stone wringing wet. But the techniques you will learn during training will mean that size is irrelevant for most situations and I personally would be just as happy working with either aforementioned oppo.

Without sounding cheesy or corny, by far the most valuable tool / weapon we have to defend ourselves is our mouths. Youd be surprised how far just talking to someone can actually get you when in a tough situation. Obviously this wont always be the case, but more so than not in my experience
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Re: Starting soon does size matter

Post by Nwgooner » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:48 am

I originally started this post after being live for just under a month it’s true what some say on here size don’t matter a lot of the prisoners just want to get on with there time although there is a hand full that are all mouth
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