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    I'm 34 and joining police scotland you are never too old.Think our life skills and experiences will help. Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
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    Muz165, your right in a way but it's not as simple as saying negative things like lazy, ashamed or embarrassed to get people motivated. A lot of issues with training properly is doing it around work commitments, child care issues and just having general fitness knowledge. Yes the police need to be fit but they recruit for many reasons other than fitness. I think a thread explaining about how to train properly and nutritional information would be far better than telling someone what's shameful and embarrassing. Everyone has to start somewhere.
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    I passed first time for Lancashire and had no policing background. I felt being honest, not over thinking the question and using examples across the board of 'my life' worked. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi guys, not sure if I've posted this in the right place. Due to my work I have been asked to submit myself to nppv2 and nppv3 vetting. This is so I can work on police sights as a contractor. I was just wondering what exactly this entails. Does this ever include Internet checks? Checking your facebook etc, or any sort of internet activity or history? Im a very private person and don't like the thought of any personal information getting sifted through. I could be getting paranoid for no reason. People have told me they always check your internet history and others have told me they never do that. Help me out guys :)
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    Agreed! Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
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    I had my assessment on Thursday. I was quietly pleased with the Roleplays, I don't think I fluffed them, I made sure I got to the root of the problem, offered solutions, etc. I think my background in dealing with complaints for the company I work for now has helped with that. Thought the interview went okay, could have given a better answer on one of the questions. Don't think I'll have a problem with the written/verbal/maths tests either. Essentially I didn't come away thinking that I could have done much else better. If I try my best and don't get in I'll accept it, but I'd have hated to have screwed it up. Was interesting as only 4 people out of 8 turned up for mine so they had to rejig some of the scheduling. Honestly thought it was well run though, the people guiding you around genuinely want to help you and see you get through, so that's created a positive impression on me.
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    Laura21, A Police Information Notice (PIN) is not even a written warning. It is a notice to you, as a 'suspect', that an allegation has been made against you. It is not a formal disposal method that is used to detect an offence of harassment and it is purely there to advise you about the allegation and, should your conduct continue, then you may be investigated formally. That being said you most definitely SHOULD declare it at the earliest opportunity because if you don't declare it then it will be seen as an integrity issue and your application will swiftly be placed in to the bin. My personal feeling is that this shouldn't really cause you an issue, however vetting departments can often make peculiar decisions.
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    Interested in the comments from those who think they're too old. I'm almost 57 and about to reapply to Police Scotland. Got as far as a provisional offer but failed the medical as I didn't meet the uncorrected eyesight standard (which I didn't realise was part of the process) although I meet it for corrected vision with specs. I'm getting laser eye surgery so I can get my application in as soon as the 6 months is up. If I can do it, anyone can. J
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    Whilst the common drink driving offences do not apply to vehicles being driven on private land to which the public do not have access as posted above , bear in mind the old offence of wanton and furious driving under s35 Offences against the Person act 1861. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/24-25/100/section/35 It's used occasionally for private land driving offences if someone gets hurt: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/36500156 Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    I don't envy you your job. I suspect those who criticise the staff in special schools are people who live in an airy fairy world and have never had to retrain anyone in their life.
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    I work in a special school which caters for children with behavioural, social and emotional disorders. On a daily basis I am usually hit, kicked, punched, spat at, hair pulled etc. and restraint is a common part of my day. In my setting face down restraints are banned but without being able to restrain these children I'm not sure what else we can do. Myself and other colleagues still get hurt even with the restraint.
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    I'd rather not go into specifics but it was in the East of England if that helps. Maybe give your force Recruitment / Occupational Health a call and check with them? Good luck!
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    I failed my medical for Essex police today due to the fact I was on antidepressants for a while when my mum died suddenly two years ago. I emailed and asked before I applied and they said they judge it on a case by case basis. However today as soon as the nurse saw this on my medical history form I was dismissed. I'm gutted to have come this far then failed instantly especially after I asked to begin with so I'm attempting to appeal. The whole situation seems ridiculous to me; I know 3 police officers and 2 of them are on antidepressants. Furthermore I challenge anyone to deal with what happened to me all within a very short period of time and not become a bit depressed! especially frustrating given if they told me at the start I could of saved myself a good £600 or so (I live 120 miles away so the recruitment process has been very expensive with travelling and a few hotel stays ect!)
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    You're question has been answered by Reasonable Man, Criminally as long as the private land is away from a public road and the general public don't have access to it (for example a racing track) then the legislation covering Drink Driving doesn't apply. Your other question could you get sued and the legal disclaimers you need to make are questions you should be asking a solicitor. The only thing I'd like to add is that say you get the vehicle sorted and you jump in the car to celebrate. If something were to happen (parts fail, someone walks out in front of the car, cars crash into each other etc.) and someone was injuried and had time off work, wasn't able to work etc. then someone will end up getting sued for causing that accident. I'd highly recommend getting some sort of business insurance however I doubt any insurance company will want to cover you knowing that you were operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. I also agree that morally, I don't agree with it. I understand your point about Fast and the Furious however most sensible people understand it's a movie with loads of support in place not a couple of guys in a garage. I'd also say that just because there are idiots on the road doesn't make it OK for anyone else to act like an idiot. I'm of the view (having seen the damage that alcohol mixed with vehicles can cause) that no one should be promoting them being mixed together.
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    A Mod will be along with a legal disclaimer, in the meantime I paraphrase - anonymous posters on a forum may or may not have legal knowledge. You may get some opinions that may be helpful or a load of tosh. Criminally you are pretty safe on private land as long as the public do not have access. Morally I question the mixing of alcohol and vehicles/ driving in any circumstances. Why do you feel the need to have alcohol to be enjoying yourself? If you become the success you wish you will be making an impression on viewers who will not be clear on you being on private land. Some may wish to emulate their hero Bill, who has a beer when fixing up his car then drives it. So they have a couple of Stella while changing the brake pads on their Corsa and drives off down the road. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I'd agree with you...but then we'd both be wrong. It's a bladed article, however could be intended to be an offensive weapon.
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    36 going 37 here and I start next month (Met) Never too old. If you find being on the beat a bit too much, you can always move after 2 years (once you are confirmed as a PC and subjected to your boroughs needs)
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    Awaiting a start date for the Met...reading this though, bit worried about joining now!! Too be fair I'm 33 years old so already have it in my head that I'm too old to be joining as a brand new PC!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    •Dogs that are trained to bite you directly in the testicles. You wouldn't want to be the officer during dog training who is 'volunteered' to be the target
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    I thought i'd add a reply to this post rather than starting a fresh. I have got my assessment centre for the met police soon, and was wondering if anyone could give me a bit of information regarding the assessment centre itself. I am aware that it consists of an audio typing test and a call handling test. I am just hoping to know a little about the two so that I can prepare as thoroughly as I can. This has long been an ambition of mine and I will kick myself if I come out of the assessment centre feeling like I hadn't done as well as I could. Thanks in advance
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    Hey Stevie! I'm Lisa file 36! Enjoying it so far up here in Northern, got a great team. Hope you're well! Lisa xx
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    Hi there, I went through this just recently so I will ping you an email with more details on it. Good luck!