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Nick Coussell

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Nick Coussell

Hi everybody.

I'm so happy to announce that I've been accepted on the march in-take to start my training as a special constable.

I've passed all my tests and fitness test and have even had my uniform fitting which I must say is so cool ( big kid moment).

My question to you all is , I am dyslexic and do struggle to take information in and stay in. My reading is ok but it does take me a couple of reads to understand and retain what I've read.

Could any of you recommend any books or good websites which my help me get a little head start.

P.S. this forum has been a great through my application period.

Many thanks

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Hi Nick,

Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on getting into the Specials.

I wouldn't worry about your dyslexia. The best thing to do is make sure you declare it to the training staff so that they are aware, if you haven't already done so! :)

In terms of books, the Blackstone guides are fantastic. E.g. the Law handbook, student police officer book and the policies/procedures. I would hold back though, I believe TVP Specials might be provided something for free but I can't be sure!

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