Bangla Sanglap Report:
Detective Constable Kabir Rathor– Child Abuse Investigations Team. Here is an Exclusive interview with Bangla Sanlap about Behind the Badge of police services:
Question: How long have you been in the MPS?
Answer: I joined the Met as a PCSO in 2008, where I worked in SNT. I then moved across to become a PC in 2014 till present.
Question: Why did you decide to join the MPS? What were you doing before?
Answer: Before I joined the Met, I was working at PC World as a Business advisor. I was looking for a new challenge, when I spoke with a friend who suggested the Met. I decided to apply and see how I get on, only to realise how much I would love the job.
Question: What was the reaction from your family when you decided to become a police officer?
Answer: My family were actually really happy and proud of my decision.
Question: What does your work entail? What does a typical day look like?
Answer: At current, working in child protection has its ups and downs. Naturally a good day would be no new reports. If that’s the case, we often crack on with other cases, or help others on our team with their jobs. Some jobs in this role, can be a marathon of investigation due to the amount of data we need to collate. This all gets provided to the CPS (Crown prosecution to make an impartial decision as to whether the cases has a reasonable prospect of conviction or not.
Question: What are the challenges you and your team are facing at this time?
Answer: We often find our self’s being asked to work days off or work a day as duty team, which takes us away from our scheduled down time to progress our ongoing investigations.
Question: What’s the most satisfying part of being a police officer?
Answer: Helping those who struggle to stand up and speak up for them self. Working hard on a job, and getting the good result that the victim deserves. Being part of a team and a family.
Question: What’s the part that is least enjoyable?
Answer: The consistent changes the job, im a fan of the phrase, if it isn’t broken don’t fix it.
Question: What would you say to any members of black and minority ethnic communities who have aspirations to join the police service?
Answer: It’s a great opportunity to be part of something big, and part of a family that works for each other. Meeting different people and giving back to the community.