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  1. Cali1327

    2018 courses

    Hi all, just wondering if anyone is in the same boat as me and waiting for a course. I transferred over my assessment centre scores to A&S when they opened in December 2017 and along with others were fast tacked to do a medical/ vetting uniform fitting in January, as we had already done the bulk of recruitment. I was told both on the phone, when I first transferred my stuff and on the medical the goal was to get us on an April course. Now April course has started and one guy from my medical I know of has been put on it, yet I’ve heard nothing. I rang recruitment a couple weeks ago and they told me I had passed all my clearance checks and now to just wait for a course. I don’t know if I am the only one from that medical that’s been left off the April course or what. Just wondering if anyone else is still waiting or heard anything about upcoming courses. Thanks
  2. luke4387

    Eyesight Test

    Hello, I passed my final interview on Friday for my local force and was sent forms to complete etc. I had my eyes tested today and I have excellent vision, passed with the test easily. However, I am slightly colourblind, not monochromism (instant fail), just couldn’t see the occasional number in the clusters. I am also a serving PCSO for the same force I’ve applied to and my deficiency has not hindered me at all. Are there officers who are colourblind? Will I have to do further eyesight tests with occupational health? I’d be gutted if I failed because of something out of my control and incurable! Please can I ask for people’s thoughts and experiences? Thank you!
  3. Hi guys, So had recruitment already happened for 2015? I've checked out the recruitment webpage which states "We will be re-opening our next recruitment campaign during 2015". What's the deal? I'd be interested in putting in an application. I'm a Special over in North Wales waiting for recruitment windows to open and the West Mercia area isn't too far for me to uproot to. That is, unless, they only recruit from their Specials / PCSOs / locals? Let me know! Cheers, Ed
  4. Nathan

    Failed Met Vetting

    Hi guys, I completed my day 2 assesment on the 6th of september and was successful. I reccieved and email today (20/10/2017) that unfortunatly I had not passed my pre-employment checks. There was no reason given to me, however I did reccieve a criminal record over 6 years ago when I was a juvinile, I assume this is the reason for rejection. I have been honest throughout my application and gave details of my past on both the original application and the vetting form. As you can imagine I am very dissapointed at this decision as I had got so far and if I have been rejected for something that they had known about since the start will be disheartening. I have appealed the deicision and explained that I am now of good charecter and even volunteer with two organsations, one of them within the Met. Just wondered if there is anyone who is in or has been in this situation that can give me some advice. Thanks in advance !
  5. PinkSparkle

    Failed vetting

    HI guys, I am a new member to the group and looking for some advice. I recently applied for an Intelligence Officer police staff post with Staffordshire Police. I was successful during the assessment process and was given a conditional offer subject to satisfactory references, medical and vetting clearance. I have been informed this week that I have not been granted vetting clearance. I have been given very limited information aside from the vetting failure is nothing to do with me but due to 3rd party associations but they are unable to disclose what/who it is due to data protection. Clearly I am absolutely gutted with this news and it makes me so incredibly upset that I feel I am being penalised for the choices someone i know has made or is making. I have been told that I am able to appeal which I will be doing but really struggling to know how I do this given that I don't know what I am appealing against and any advice would be massively appreciated. I am currently working within a Police environment as a partnership member of staff and for the last 14 years, I have been in a law enforcement environment whereby I have access to sensitive information and my integrity, honesty, work ethic or professionalism has never been questioned. I have been reading that it may be worth obtaining some character references which I am in the process of obtaining - has anyone else been in a similar situation and can provide any advice or help? Thanks
  6. Hi, I recently received my special constable conditional offer from Hampshire Constabulary and have sent off all my vetting, medical and reference forms. My medical is in a few days with the OHU and my fitness test was 2 weeks away but now its been postponed by 6 weeks. I was just wondering if anyone could shed any light on whether I now have to wait for my fitness date in December before I can be given a date for training. The email didn't mention when gateway training would be starting and I thought maybe I'd get the dates for this before my fitness test is complete as I have heard of a few people who begin gateway training before they actually do their fitness test. I know no one can give me an exact answer but I'm just looking for any advice from anyone who has been through the process. Thanks! W
  7. Hi, Has anyone ever been involved with the regulation 13 rule? Yesterday I was forced to resign or be dismissed under this rule. Another person who I’ve had previous disagreements with made a complaint to a supervisor saying that I’d offer to sell her red diesel, which is not true. I tried to argue this case but the sgt and inspector were not interested, they also said they’d put their wage on it that if I went to tribunal they wouldn’t even consider my argument and I’d be walked off site. i was then called in and forced to resign.. Any advice?
  8. Eebs

    SEARCH ticket transfers

    I've had a quick browse but can't see any similar threads, Does anyone know which forces(or perhaps I'll try make a list) of which forces accept SEACH transfer tickets? I recently failed interview at humberside and they accept SEARCH tickets within 24months, however I have to resit the assessment the next time i apply again..seems pointless but hey ho
  9. Lnax

    Start date

    Hello, Just wondering if anyone else on here has passed everything and is waiting for their start date with Norfolk? I have been provisionally booked in for the July intake, but I’ve been advised that it’s subject to change.
  10. fat-albert

    My options

    Hello everyone I've recently gone through my application with Derbyshire constabulary and was awaiting a start date which I was told would be between October 2018 to the end of 2019. I was offered a place on the new police constable degree apprenticeship scheme which would of started in September but due to being mobilised with the RAF until October I had to turn down the opportunity. I've since had an email saying I've now been placed in a pool of reserves awaiting a start date between October and the end of 2019 but I don't have a guaranteed place on any intake and if I don't get in before 2019 they will just terminate my application. Obviously this is a bit of a blow as it was the first I've heard throughout the whole process that after passing everything I still might be rejected. I've asked for information on another PCDA course to see if I could apply as they had already offered me the chance to do one course but they don't have any info on another course and told me just to check the website and they also can't tell me where I am in the pool of reserves so I don't know if I even have a realistic chance of getting a place. Are there any options here? My local forces of West Midlands and West Mercia aren't recruiting at the moment but my friend who starts with West Mercia in May said when it happened to him they offered him a place in a different force, is it worth asking my two local forces if that's an option? While I know there is still a chance for me to start with Derbyshire I don't just want to sit around till the end of 2019 just to find out I've wasted all that time. Thanks in advance
  11. Eebs

    2018 recruitment;

    Greetings, it's been a while since any posts and I've posted; To start it simply, has or is anyone applying or thinking of applying for the 2018 year? I'm aware the last application stage began November 2017, is anyone in for the January assessment centres? Any other news, many new recruits or specials around?
  12. Good day I am currently a Captain in the South African Police Force. I work in a specialized unit dealing with forensic, photographic and fingerprint investigations of crime scenes. I have a degree in Policing as well as various courses that was done through the South African Police service for the specific field I am employed in. I would like to fine out what the requirements for a police member from outside the UK are to apply to join one of the police forces in the UK. I would appreciate any feedback from someone that has knowledge of this process Kind Regards Adele Germishuizen
  13. Do we have any dog handlers on the forum who might be kind enough to offer some advice? I'm currently in the process of completing my application for a transfer from response to dog section. The application basically consists of one question and as such I'm having a bit of trouble with structuring my answer. The question is: "Using the role requirement and advert please state the reason for your application and provide evidence of your personal qualities and skills that are relevant to this opportunity". I know that I need to go through the advert and role requirement and pick out jobs I've been involved with to evidence my capabilities. My concern though is I feel a bit like I'm over selling myself, saying look how good I am you should pick me! If there are any handlers that are able to offer any tips or advice for getting through the paper sift I would be very grateful. Thanks
  14. Hi all, I'm currently going through my police officer application and have reached my medical stage and I'm just awaiting a date to go speak with the force medical team. My question regards pre-reading prior to starting training school have any of you done this and if so did you find it beneficial? I've been considering getting a copy of the latest Blackstones Policing Manual to have a read through so I can better equip myself for when I do finally start training. My current role which is also within the police allows me to have knowledge of law and crime but not to the scale of a police officer? Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
  15. Laura1988

    Police Scotland March Intake

    Hi everyone, I’ve just received my final offer and will be heading to Tulliallan on 26th March 2018. Just wondering if there is anyone else on here doing so and if there are any specific forum groups on the go already that I can be directed to? Thanks, Laura
  16. There appears to be quite a few forces out there that are open for transferees at Constable level at the moment. As recruitment for PCs looks like it is starting picking up, its a timely topic as transferees offer a quick, cheap and easy way to get experienced officers into a force without the need to provide the costly basic training. So, has anybody on here ever transferred forces? Can you tell us about your experience of going through the process? What was it like? Why did you choose to transfer? Were the forces significantly different and what sort of impact did that make? What was it like knowing how to do the job on the street, but not knowing the area, the local policies and procedures, your new force's systems, etc. Did you regret it or was it the right move? What tips would you give to others who are considering a transfer? And the key question - if you could rewind, would you do it again?
  17. So it will be a good 6 months before I start training! Since finding out my start date I have seriously become demotivated in my current role ?! And every hour now seems like a life time! For those of you that have had to wait a few months before starting etc, how have you kept yourself motivated without your current role taking a serious hit in terms of motivation? To say I can't wait to get out and start as a PC is an understatement of the year! But over the moon to have been given my start date!
  18. Good day all, Just thought I’d see if there is anybody else attending the AC next weekend and to see how your preparation is going? What is you biggest worry about the AC and which Div have you applied for. I am applying for C Div, I’ve managed to arrange half an hour with an PC at my local station today which will hopefully help with the presentation to get a better understanding daily life. Beat regards and good luck DSMGP
  19. For anyone considering joining West Yorkshire Police as a police officer they will be reopening their recruitment for 2018 starting on Monday 26th February through until Sunday 11th March.
  20. Jon825

    Job For Life?

    Hi All I’m due to start Police Officer Training in March after a two year wait and couldn’t be more excited to begin. Can anyone tell me what the feel is at the moment in terms of job security and long term investment in Police Officers? I hope to be with the Police till I retire but with the current government cutbacks is this still a realistic goal? Can this still be a job for life? Regards
  21. Hopeful

    "Positive Action"

    What would your personal view on the following be? https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/may_2016_recruitment Long story short, I along with 30 others had our applications withdrawn from the recruitment process in March as there were 'no vacancies' which obviously after completing the entire recruitment process is totally gutting as in my eyes, I was becoming a police officer whenever the vacancies arose. I have never read anywhere online or from any serving officers of a police force dropping Applicants as to my knowledge, they usually just keep them until a position become available. Anyway, to add insult to injury, Cheshire Police reopened recruitment, much to my annoyance and others and so I made the FOI request as I was curious as I had a gut feeling that there was either no women or no black or people of an ethnic minority group and as you can see from the information provided, there were not and now I'm left thinking that Cheshire Police has blatantly discriminated against white males. I just wanted to get some other people's opinions as I am left wondering if I have ground to make a formal complaint or if I should leave it be and move on as I may also be thinking to much on this situation. I know that I am not going to get into Cheshire Police and to be honest, I'm pretty fed up of them after being left waiting for such long periods of time not knowing what's going on, but I feel that I along with the other 29 applicants, we may possibly have been discriminated against. I am just left feeling deflated and my confidence in the police recruitment process is pretty much destroyed. I'm currently on hold with an application to the BTP now but I'll be honest, I'm not getting my hopes up after being let down. Policing is something I'd love to get into but I'm just worried I'm going to be jumping through hoops again to have my hopes and dreams shattered at their latest convenience. Thank you for your time.
  22. quickdantheman

    SC - Appeal Process/Rights On Vetting?

    Hi All, Firstly a huge thank you to all who are currently serving this Country, under any role that is currently within a police force, I truly admire what you represent. My joining this site is very recent, and a last port of call if I am completely honest. I have had to many knockbacks now over the years, but most recent is vetting. I am told as an external applicant that I have no right of appeal, & that section 6 of some type of act 1996 there is no reason to disclose the decision to myself. Added to this, I am informed that under no circumstances, in any capacity or post am I able to apply to this force again, I am stunned!. I have sought local assistance via my local MP, which at first looked promising etc, with the avenue of data protection, right of appeal, subject to access form etc.............. Sadly this concluded my MP informed me with the Chief Constable himself explaining via telephone, that the decision was final, that I am not of suitability in the role of constable and there was no right of appeal? Is there anyone out there, that can look at this ethically and explain to me where I go now. I am confused, as I currently work as a volunteer in an organisation that works from the same office as police. So I can pass a CRB but not vetting? Confused.......................? Appreciate any advice
  23. Quickone

    Start in a couple of months

    Hi, I'm due to start police training in a couple of months and I have a couple of questions, What are the first few weeks of training like, will there be assessments straight away? Are you supplied with all the information you need to study for assessments or will I need to purchase extra material? If you fail an assessment, do you get any option to re-take it? I received my welcome pack through the post with basic information I need to know, I've already booked an appointment to have my uniform fitted and I am planning on ordering a pair of Altberg boots, but is there anymore preparation I need to do before starting training? Sorry for all the questions I know they will probably differ from force to force. Thanks. I should also add that I am completely new to policing and haven't done anything like this before.
  24. j4321j

    Specials Training Start Date

    Hi, I recently received my special constable conditional offer and have sent off all my vetting, medical and reference forms. My medical is in a few days with the OHU and my fitness test was 2 weeks away but now its been postponed by 6 weeks. I was just wondering if anyone could shed any light on whether I now have to wait for my fitness date in December before I can be given a date for training. The email didn't mention when gateway training would be starting and I thought maybe I'd get the dates for this before my fitness test is complete as I have heard of a few people who begin gateway training before they actually do their fitness test. I know no one can give me an exact answer but I'm just looking for any advice from anyone who has been through the process. Thanks! W
  25. Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum so apologies I am still find my feet. I am looking to see If anyone is at the same stage as me and see what information people have? I have passed interview and assessment centre (back at end of August 2017) and I am about to head back to Aberdeen for my final fitness/medical etc an the end of this month with a possible start date during the December intake (however this has not been 100% confirmed yet). Anyone who is at roughly the same stage as me, would be good to chat and compare information. Thanks Lisa

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