I passed it all in July too, AC was is May. I'll copy and paste what they sent. Its not entirely pessimistic, I think most of us were probably expecting a few hitches.
Thursday 21st October 2010
Re: Police Officer Application
I am currently writing to all applicants to give you an insight into where we are with your application, as I appreciate you will be concerned about your intended future as a Probationer Police Constable with Gwent Police.
You will have heard via the media the position public sector organisations are facing with impending budget cuts. Although there is a great deal of speculation about the pending Comprehensive Spending Review no one knows as yet, precisely what all this means in respect of budget allocation for our organisation. Until we know what impact this will have on our establishment, we will not be in a position to confirm whether intended police probationer intakes will go ahead or not this year.
I appreciate this does not allay your concerns, but once I am in a position to confirm either way, I will be contacting you again in the near future.
Suzanne Butcher MBA, Chartered MCIPD
For and on behalf of the Chief Constable