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Sneddon25

Special constable interview

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Sneddon25

Good evening all,

 

I’ve been notified today that I’ve passed the assessment centre and now go onto the interview process to become a special constable.

 

I’ve been emailed a link which tells me the mission, commitment and values required in the force.

 

Am I wrong in thinking that’s going to be completely irrelevant in the interview or are they looking to see if I’ve read up on this information?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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XA84

If they have included information in their email then I would make sure you have an understanding of it as well as expecting competency questions.

Without wishing to appear rude I think you'd be silly not to learn/include anything if they have told you to.

When is the interview and for which force?

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Sneddon25

Good morning XA84 and thanks very much for the reply.

I only received a link to the forces website and wasn’t really told what things to “look” at. Naturally I know I’ll need to know the core competencies but just not sure on what else..

My interview is in around 2 weeks and it’s for lancs

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Mac7

Like XA84 said. If you’ve been sent that link, it’s a massive hint.

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Hyphen

I know it does vary by force however on the whole a final interview will focus a lot on the force itself, you personally and your reasons for joining. It would explain why they’ve sent you what they have as I would imagine this will be a big part of it.

My advice would be know that inside out, speak to some serving officers and Specials if you can as they can often give a few bits and pieces of the role and current priorities and issues in your area, keep some competency examples in you’re back pocket just incase and most of all just present yourself well and confidently and you should be fine! 

 

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Hyphen

Also, I think @Beaker is Lancs, maybe there is some advice they can offer which would be more specific? 

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Sneddon25

Thanks for all the help/advice it’s all really appreciated. I’ll see if I can arrange a chat with@beaker

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Beaker

Study that info they sent, and work out how to apply it to what you have done. Race and hate crime are important (though I've not had to deal with them yet in 7 months on the street). Read up on the hot issues in policing at county level, and take a look at the Peel Report on the county as that is fairly recent. Also read some of the blogs on here, and elsewhere. Be aware of national policing policy, but you don't need to know it verbatim (you're not applying for an ACC role after all).

Mostly they want to know YOU, your attitudes, your life experience and your skills. Mostly there are no wrong answers, but you need to ensure you cover everything. S.T.A.R. Format the lot, but don't over practice.

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Sneddon25

Thanks very much@beaker appreciate your help.

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Sneddon25

Hi@beaker I’m just having a browse at the peel report now. What kind of things do I want to take into interview with me?

Cheers

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Hi[mention=3969]beaker[/mention] I’m just having a browse at the peel report now. What kind of things do I want to take into interview with me?

Cheers

Not looked at the current one. The key points was my starting point.

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