Earlier it was suggested that I consider a way to share my knowledge with my fellow Specials and this idea got me thinking.
I learn and improve my knowledge through a combination of visual aids and writing about topics so I thought hang on a minute this idea can benefit both others and me at the same time.
A few years back I worked as a Investigator and Legal Enquiry Agent and a fellow collegaue developed a online forum with vetted membership that had various headings such as legislation, definitions, industry news, jobs and recruitment oppprtunities etc. Although not applicable to us it also had an area to HMCS form templates and other documents such as MG11′s.
But it did not stop there! There was areas such as a place to seek advice on a matters from colleagues and a area for general chit chat that from memory was called Bar Chat (as if talking in the pub).
But we already have Police forums I hear you saying. Yes we do but none of them are specifically around the knowledge and development theme.
My idea being that people can refer to subjects and seek advice in their own time and at their pace in a relaxed environment. This forum would be open not just to Specials. I hope for input from regular officers and if we can get it lawyers as they altimately argue law at court.
For me I would develop my learning as I research topics and write about them and stated cases etc. At the same time others can develop their skills and knowledge.
I have a few things to think about in the interim but should start work shortly.