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  1. RB7795

    Medical

    Hello, I'm currently at the medical stage of the process in becoming a Police Constable. I have SVT (heart palpitations) this hasn't happened in years and I've never needed any medication or surgery, I was wondering if anybody knew how this would affect my application? Also, it'd be good to know some other people who are aiming for the September intake at Tulliallan :)
  2. Hello All, This is my first post on here. I have recently found out that I have been successful with rhe Police Officer recruitment process I am just awaiting for all the vetting checks to be completed, how long does this usually take? Also, do Police Officers get paid any shift allowance or is this already on the salary which is around £23,600 per year. The more info the better to be honest with you.
  3. JPTR1

    Foreign partner and vetting

    Hi I am currently undergoing the vetting procedure, and have out of the blue received an email asking to disclose information about my relationship status. I have a girlfriend who lives in another country. Any idea if this might be a conflict/issue? I have disclosed all information honestly about my relationship in reply, just wondering? Thanks
  4. babyrats

    Finances and vetting

    Afternoon all, I am currently waiting for an available day to do my Day 2 but I am wondering if I should hold off for a couple of months. The reason being is that I am currently moving house and job which is going to put me in some financial difficulties, as in a very nice negative in my bank account level of financial difficulties, but nothing as bad as missing payments on things or anything. This will only be for a couple of months and and then I should be back in good financial health. So my question is: should I hold off on booking my day 2 for a couple of months until I get my finances back on track, or does vetting take a long time to get started anyway so I would be safe to still keep the ball rolling? I am guessing that being in pretty large negative figure will cause me to fail vetting.
  5. Thousands of police officers and civilian staff have never undergone stricter criminal record and background checks, despite the fact that they were introduced in 2006, the BBC has found. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47073883
  6. Hi All, Having applied for a police staff role last year I finally got an interview this July, was successful and was offered a position the same day pending background checks. Its to work as a Dispatch officer for West Midlands Police Force Contact Team. Having sent all of my application forms / medical reports etc the same week I was hoping for a start date sometime this year. I had my medical the end of August, all that was checked was my hearing and they took samples of my hair for drug testing. I am now waiting for communication from the recruitment department to tell me all checks have come back and to request to contact my current employer for a reference. Every couple of weeks i'm calling to get an update but it appears to be the same response every time, "back ground checks still on-going". After todays telephone call of checking for an update I was told that the next start date for training is November but positions are filling up quickly, after this it'll be January. I think I've been waiting for some time now and am getting frustrated with not knowing a start date, so close to Christmas, I would love to know where I stand so I can plan things. Is anybody else in the same situation or recently has been? Many thanks
  7. Hi guys, I've been given a conditional offer and a start date in October to become a BTP PCSO in inner London. I've passed my medical and I am just waiting for my vetting. Does anyone know how long vetting will usually take for PCSOs? I'm on holiday for a few weeks in September and would need to give my notice in before I go away as it would be too late to do so within my notice period when I get back. Another question I have, sorry if this should be in a separate post - it's my first post - is about progressing in BTP. I have aspirations to move from PCSO to PC in a couple of years on the job, however would this be possible considering in 2020 you will need a degree to be a police officer? Thanks for your time.
  8. DevonDumpling

    Juvenile Reprimand, Theft

    Hi All, Finding this forum very useful as I'm just beginning my journey through the application process and it's so good to see people willing to offer their experiences etc. My query is of a vetting nature I'm afraid (I know there's a fair few floating around), I'd just like to know of any success stories of people who have a similar case as mine. As the thread name suggests I recieved a Juvenile Reprimand in 2008 for Theft (aged 15). Has anyone else had their vetting cleared with a similar history? This is the only dealing I've had with the police but, for obvious reasons, it's bothering me. Although the guidelines don't necessarily state it's a definite rejection; I'm aware that it does hugely call in to question my integrity and to be honest if I had the choice between myself and someone else devoid of taint then it's a no-brainer. But it's not something I will give up on easily and if anyone can give me some positive anecdotes it may help put my mind at a bit of ease.
  9. Rupert88

    Failed vetting - Appeal in 7 days

    Hello I am unsure from the letter provided by a non Met force whether it is myself that has failed the vetting or a third party, so it is very difficult for me to write the appeal. The letter is from the recommended letter which forces now issue following the new guidance issued in Oct 2017. app.college.police/uk/app-content/professional-standards/vetting/ 'The purpose of vetting is to provide an acceptable level of assurance as to the integrity of individuals who have access to police data etc. Detailed checks are carried out on the applicant, family members, associates and their addresses.' (I live with my parents during university time and in halls at Uni, I have no siblings or step parents). 'Any information held on police systems will be considered when looking at an individual's suitability. Information has come to light during the examination of all of the particulars supplied by you for this process to be undertaken, which has been risk assessed and has resulted in your application being terminated'. I have been allowed 7 days in which to appeal. My parents have not had any dealings with the police apart from speeding points on their licences over 10 years ago, these were not declared. None of us have any debts, bad credit scores etc., so we are confident it is not financial. The only other thing I could think of is that it could be a friend in my FB profile which I know nothing about, or I have forgotten to disclose an old social media account like you-tube. How far does vetting extend in the family? I am wondering whether I have anyone else cousins, aunts/uncles who may have convictions/points/fines etc. Can anyone shed any light on the failed vetting please? Because of the Christmas holidays, I am unable to make contact with anyone in the vetting department now and time is running out. Many thanks for the relies.
  10. Reina1901

    vetting form

    hi there Anyone knows what the vetting process requires? I mean what they check except criminal records, I am wondering if we are allowed to be on a dating website.
  11. PCCs or chief constables will be able to consult Independent Office for Police Conduct. Chief superintendents looking for promotion could have their disciplinary records checked The IOPC is to gain a role in vetting candidates for chief officer posts. The watchdog, formerly known as the IPCC, is one of the bodies, alongside professional standards departments and chief constables which can be consulted for details of an applicant’s disciplinary record. Its new involvement has been revealed in a College of Policing guidance document on appointments. Although candidates are expected to declare any issues when they apply for a position, the recruiter may also now contact the watchdog. The new IOPC facility will be available later this year after the organisation has ironed out all logistical, policy and legal issues with the process. It will remain the responsibility of the PCC or chief constable, depending on the role, to decide if any disciplinary issued make the person unsuitable for a job. The document states that the decision-maker should take into account the disciplinary issue’s impact on the “force, region and community”. A spokesman for the IOPC said: “We agree we have a part to play alongside police forces in sharing information that could be considered pertinent in the appointment of potential chief officers. “We need to be able to take fair and consistent decisions about what we provide in response to such requests and are putting in place a process to achieve this.” In April 2016 Dawn Copley lasted 24-hours as acting chief constable of South Yorkshire Police after it emerged she faced an investigation into her conduct. PCC Alan Billings said she had told him she was under investigation but she nevertheless stepped aside following adverse publicity. Other measures in the document include guidance on recruiting chiefs from overseas forces and from fire and rescue services under joint governance arrangements. Louise Meade, from the College of Policing, said: "We recognise that chief officer roles are incredibly demanding so we have developed new guidance to ensure the best and most talented individuals apply, and the most suitable candidates are appointed." View On Police Oracle
  12. Hello, Could some one please explain the difference between PNC subject access and PND which I believe stands for Police National Database, more of a local check. I have recently applied and received my PNC subject access, and I was then told if you want to find out what information is held about you on you local police force, you will have to apply through them directly. I want to find out what can be held in the system about you that It wouldn’t show on your subject access? Is it like each time you been spoken to by the police they made a record of it? Or if you have had disagreement with a officer in past about something? Or what exactly does it record? I have recently applied to become SC and have passed everything so far. I’m currently going through vetting and a bit worried as you would be, as I understand vetting can fail you for a lot of different reasons. Thanks in advance. A
  13. Lnax

    Vetting

    Hello all, I recently passed my final board interview for my local force and I’m getting slightly worried about the vetting process. When I originally expressed my interest in joining I was told I couldn’t apply because of a previous conviction. When I received the email advising me I couldn’t apply I was completely baffled, as I’m currently a serving SC and passed the exact same vetting process months earlier. I then advised recruitment that I am a serving SC and they said I could apply, but couldn’t guarantee I’d pass vetting due to my conviction. My question is, have you or anyone you know ever been an SC and failed vetting when applying to become a PC, for a conviction they declared prior to becoming a Special Constable.
  14. Simoncole3

    (Another) Vetting query

    Hi guys, sorry for another vetting quary/sob story but any optimism/supportwould be hugely appreciated. Here goes.. so I applied back in August to become a Special Constable for Avon and Somerset police. Passed the online test, went to open evening; all good. Then had the paper sift; this time last year when I applied I failed at this point however this year the god/s were looking down on me and I got through. Result. Next came the assesment centre at HQ. Was super nervous, didn’t know how I fared. Got my results last Wednesday; I smashed it! 5/15 A’s 9 B’s and 1 C(50% I’m serving the public, very close to failing). 78% overall, 55% is a pass for this constabulary so pretty good I think. However, here comes the hiccup; the vetting. Issues number 1; back in 2012 I got a fine for drunken disorderly; got caught peeing down an allyway on a NYE night out. Really stupid, biggest regret of my life so far. Issue no 2; about 3 months ago I got caught running a red by a traffic camera. Again so stupid. I took the ‘What’s driving us course’ in lieu of points and a fine. So still have zero points on my licence. Issue no 3. My dad. He went to Borstal when he was a kid, no idea what for, he’s never told me. We live approx 250 miles away and we only see each other a couple times a year. Small caveat on this; my Grandma is a magistrate and I assumed her and her family woild of been vetted for her role; if so then she passed. So shouldnt be too much of a hiccup I (really) hope. It does say on the A & S vetting page on their website that the main people that fail vetting are people that have had FPNs within the last 5 years. I clearly fail in this department so is there any point even going to the physical/medical/ biometrical testing in a couple of weeks if I’m likely to fail at vetting? any words of wisdom, optimism would be greatly welcomed
  15. LcWoodward

    Vetting

    Good afternoon Ladies and Gents, Long time member first time poster here. I've recently applied and been success for all stages of recruitment at the first time of asking. There is one major worry I've got and that is the vetting, Mainly the financial part. I've got a default from a couple of years ago when I was in a debt management plan with stepchange. Despite paying all the payments on time the company neglected to advised that the amount I owed was on an account with 2 loans on and why one was being paid and more they put a default notice on the other part. The reason for the debt was a break down in a previous relationship and despite trying to juggle the payments at the time I end up not being able to manage and made the choice to seek help. My main concerns is I've been debt free for over a year now, and i'm slowly rebuilding my credit rating which was shot to pieces after my DMP. Would the default(which is now closed and showing a £0 Balance) mean the end of my application? I've phoned vetting and all they have advised is that if I do get rejected I could always appeal and see what happens. I just wondered if anyone had been through anything similar. Thanks Liam
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Kce240114

    Failed vetting

    I’ve recently passed all aspects of recruitment but failed vetting. I was told in a letter that it was because I failed to disclose an informal action I got when I was 14 (now 28). I have emailed to try to get the decision overturned as I didn’t know any action had been taken and also it’s not a caution or conviction. Vetting won’t even listen to me and all I keep getting told is the reason was outlined in my rejection letter and they can’t talk to me further due to data protection laws. If it was to do with a third party would they have said this in the letter also (obviously not telling me who or what) but just outlined that as a cause also? I’m so disappointed as it was a genuine mistake and I wouldn’t of lied about it if I had got asked about it but wasn’t even given a chance. No vetting interview or anything. Any help or guidance would be appreciated
  19. Jon825

    How Much Longer?!

    Hi all, hope everyone is well. Got an email this morning saying my Biometric Vetting appointment is in 3 weeks. It is literally the last thing I was waiting on so if successful the next stage I assume would be starting training. It's coming up on 2 years since I applied and a year and a half since Assessment Centre and Interview. I've passed my medical, fitness test and vetting. My question is, does anybody know how long after all stages are complete are you likely to be offered a start date? I know it's a bit of a 'how long is a piece of string' question but was wondering if anyone else is in a similar position playing the old waiting game.
  20. TheFNG

    CTC Vetting

    Hi there, Hopefully, I'm near the end of my recruitment process, but as wit most things th information available to me is generally conflicting. I am a serving Prison Officer, I have completed medical and physical. Today I got my CTC online vetting, which is now completed and sent off. i have also had a conditional start date of August.... things are close, however this seems to be a thing. if anyone has any experience with this sort of 11th hour stuff, could you please let me know how you've gotten on? Not sure what the next stages are, to sure when my CTC will come back, generally not sure in general! My only glimmer of hope is that recruitment feel it'll all be sorted for mid July, and you know, I've got a 4 week notice..!
  21. PoliceHopeful

    Vetting Process

    Hi, I recently changed my email address and updated all of my social media to make them private and deleted many people I didn't know properly (those from school etc). Will the change of email address affect my vetting as I've only had my new email for about a month? Thanks in advance.
  22. junior_7178

    A couple of basic questions if i may?

    I'm planning to apply to either Cheshire Constabulary or BTP later this year as a Special Constable. BTP are holding Recruitment Seminar in April that is an evening event aimed at giving potential candidates an opportunity to ask questions etc. Has anybody been to one of these events, either with BTP, Cheshire Constabulary, or another force? I'm trying to find out what people usually wear to this type of event. Whilst I'm sure there will be people there remembering faces etc, i hope that anybody attending is not actually assessed and therefore the evening will not be too formal. You might think that's a stupid question, but I've changed size and shape since i last wore a suit about 10 years ago, and I'd prefer not to have to for out £100 on a suit for 2 hrs to then find out I'm not going to apply and therefore never need the suit again. Also, i realise sometimes it's important to blend in and not stand out. I'd prefer not to be the only who turns up in a suit, or indeed the only person who doesnt! Second question. In 2009 i received a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for 'USING DISORDERLY BEHAVIOUR LIKELY TO CAUSE DISTRESS'. Whilst i appreciate it is what it says on the tin, I'd just like to point out on here that i was a SGT in the Armed Forces and one of my junior soldiers had been ejected from a nightclub. I went with him as he was kicking off and i planned to calm him down and put him in a taxi. I had my 'hands full' with him and a bobby on Nightime Economy Patrol took great pleasure in giving us BOTH a FPN. At the time i was quite aggrieved, but my commanding officer laughed it off the next day and that was the last time i ever thought about it until i decided to apply to be a Special. Is this FPN likely to cause me a blanket rejection. If so, would that be at initial application stage, or at vetting? Or is it not as obvious as that and could be force dependant? So to clarify, what do i wear to a Recruitment Seminar, and can i be a Special with an £80 FPN?
  23. PoliceHopeful

    Social Media Vetting

    Hi, If you're applying for the police should you have social media accounts? I have heard its best to close them down but unsure if this is true? Thanks
  24. Jon825

    The Waiting Game

    Hi all Currently in the process of joining Cleveland Police as a new entry PC. I passed the force medical on Monday and sent references/vetting forms off back in February so as far as I know just waiting now! Been told there are various intakes throughout the year but nothing concrete yet. Anybody else in the same situation? And anyone else been through the whole process recently know how long it takes to hear back that everything is done and to be offered a start date? Many Thanks in advance
  25. Hello all, I applied for South Yorkshire last year. Passed everything but vetting. Failed for not declaring a fpn for a exhaust problem £50 which I complelty forgot about And I had a discliplnary ( management advice) which was a bit of a strange one... Had a complaint from a detainee, he was drifting around roundabouts at a busy time on a busy road, I stayed behind him and flashed my lights, from this I got a disciplinary for a traffic irregularity, which I had some advice from management, this advice was very wishy washy, the management who was a regular inspector from a neighbouring force emailed and just said me flashing my lights was below the standards they have... my special inspector and my special sergeant heard nothing about this and knew nothing at all, which they were not happy about because they should be the ones giving out The advice etc. Or at least be told about it. I did not realise that email that the inspector sent me Was The disciplinary, because I didn't declare that SYP said I wasn't honest so as a result I failed. I have now applied for another force, going really well and now at The stage of vetting again. I've declared it all but bricking it.. Any help or reassurance please??

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