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    Im thinking of joining the Police

    Anyone ken how hard it is to get in?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HibbyAndy View Post
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    Anyone ken how hard it is to get in?

    make sure you fill everything in exactly in the application form. I thought i had then was asked something at my second interview and i hadnt put it in my application so they wouldnt continue my application because of this. Wasnt even anything bad either.

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    has any of your family been in bother with the police before?? if so it' a no no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HibbyAndy View Post
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    Anyone ken how hard it is to get in?
    Depends on how nice you are to Sting...
    Someone once told me that hard work wouldn't kill me.

    I thought: "Hell, why take the chance"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekHFC View Post
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    Depends on how nice you are to Sting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwuhibby View Post
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    has any of your family been in bother with the police before?? if so it' a no no.



    I didn’t that that was the case anymore.

    I used to recruit folk to an employment that was exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act [not the police]. There were offences that were considered not to be significant enough to disqualify anyone but they all had to be declared on the application. Not declaring them there, or sometimes the very minor ones could be included at the interview, meant automatic disqualification.

    Having said that if someone had a string of even the most minor of offences they were out on the grounds that it showed a lack of respect for the law.

    Offences that involved dishonesty, violence or theft were automatic no nos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwuhibby View Post
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    has any of your family been in bother with the police before?? if so it' a no no.

    dont think thats the case, they didnt say anything to me when i applied and one of my family members had a criminal conviction

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    Quote Originally Posted by superhibi1 View Post
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    dont think thats the case, they didnt say anything to me when i applied and one of my family members had a criminal conviction

    must have changed it then, my mate applied a few years back and in the home interview he was asked if any immediate family had been in any run ins with the police.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwuhibby View Post
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    must have changed it then, my mate applied a few years back and in the home interview he was asked if any immediate family had been in any run ins with the police.....
    I know they ask, I donít think itís a show stopper.
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    Cheers for the feedback guys.

    Family hasnt been in any bother with the Police (really dont see why that matters to me though?).

    Ill examine and thoroughly check through my application pack.

    Thanks again.

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    It matters incase you have to nick them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HibbyAndy View Post
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    Anyone ken how hard it is to get in?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekHFC View Post
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    Depends on how nice you are to Sting...
    Good banter . I liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH1875 View Post
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    It matters incase you have to nick them.


    Ah right ok.


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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


    Well hello Keith, Thanks for your civilised response


    Might nick you stealing the pick and mix

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    Do they advertise for dedicated mail-room staff?

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    Judging by the sound of the mumbling, stutterring prick I've been dealing with recently regarding some nuisance phone calls, I should think you'd be Chief Super in 2-3 years Andy..

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    Can't be bothered quoting everyone but it does still matter if someone in your family has been in bother with the police.

    I know someone very recently who was knocked back because of this even though they have not seen the said member of family for over 10 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArabHibee View Post
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    Can't be bothered quoting everyone but it does still matter if someone in your family has been in bother with the police.

    I know someone very recently who was knocked back because of this even though they have not seen the said member of family for over 10 years!
    How's the job search going ?

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    Can't be bothered quoting everyone but it does still matter if someone in your family has been in bother with the police.

    I know someone very recently who was knocked back because of this even though they have not seen the said member of family for over 10 years!

    Well i had my interviews only about 6 months ago so my application was approved and nothing was said about my family member

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    If it's really the case that people with criminal convictions are knocked back from the Police it makes a mockery of the whole 'justice' system where rehabilitation is constantly bleated on about.

    So you can become a normal member of society again and be a law abiding citizen but because of something that may have happened X amount of years ago you can't get in.

    FWIW, I do think that there should be a time bar, say 3-5 years since your last conviction.

    Does this type of thing apply to the fire service or ambulance crews?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody1985 View Post
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    If it's really the case that people with criminal convictions are knocked back from the Police it makes a mockery of the whole 'justice' system where rehabilitation is constantly bleated on about.

    So you can become a normal member of society again and be a law abiding citizen but because of something that may have happened X amount of years ago you can't get in.

    FWIW, I do think that there should be a time bar, say 3-5 years since your last conviction.

    Does this type of thing apply to the fire service or ambulance crews?
    From someone I know who worked for the recruiting department of a police force only convictions for crimes of violence and drugs would be an automatic bar. For anything else time and circumstances would be considered.

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    they do a full health check as you will know, but if you have any underlying or previous conditions/health problems they will want to get the full extense of it, even if it was from childhood.

    good luck with it and hope you are successful!

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    If you were to get in, do you reckon you could turn a blind eye to a pished young lad having a pee in the early hours when staggering home from a night out?

    Folk complain about having to pay 20 pence to use the bogs at Waverley... Wait until you're fined £40 for pishing when you can see your house on the horizon. Didn't know wether to laugh or cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oconnors_strip View Post
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    they do a full health check as you will know, but if you have any underlying or previous conditions/health problems they will want to get the full extense of it, even if it was from childhood.

    good luck with it and hope you are successful!

    yip they certainly will

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    Quote Originally Posted by superhibi1 View Post
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    yip they certainly will
    sadly thats why i couldnt join

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckie View Post
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    How's the job search going ?
    Fine, thanks. The search is now over.

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    Well i had my interviews only about 6 months ago so my application was approved and nothing was said about my family member
    Think it depends what said member of family has been convicted of and how long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckie View Post
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    Judging by the sound of the mumbling, stutterring prick I've been dealing with recently regarding some nuisance phone calls, I should think you'd be Chief Super in 2-3 years Andy..
    Stop making the calls Chuckie and you wouldnt need to deal with the mumbling stutterer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Hibbie View Post
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    From someone I know who worked for the recruiting department of a police force only convictions for crimes of violence and drugs would be an automatic bar. For anything else time and circumstances would be considered.
    Drink-driving, for some reason, is a specific offence that will automatically exclude you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HibbyAndy View Post
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    Anyone ken how hard it is to get in?
    You should sail through the tests mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filled Rolls View Post
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    You should sail through the tests mate.

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