Rob F

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  1. A ha! Interesting! The officers that I have been speaking to around FHQ all say I will begin learning when I get on area. I'm very much looking forward to it, but its been a very intense 6 months, and the backgroud processes, such as e-files, charging, CPS decisions (to name a few) is all a bit daunting. Thanks for your comments both, maybe I should stop worrying so much?
  2. Good afternoon all. Well, today I passed my final legislation exam and have a week off before going on area! It has been an intense programme and I have been longing for the end, however now it's here, I'm actually quite nervous. I have a bag full of legislative tools, but I feel completely unprepared and worried about getting out into the community and doing my job. Take a domestic for example, I understand that it is important to seperate both parties, complete DASH reports statements, but how does the actual live process work?! Or suspect interviews. I know the PEACE model, how it SHOULD work, but is that the actual done thing out on area? Can I really suspend interviews in the real policing world to plan my challenges etc? Maybe I am over thinking things - the trainers said I sometimes tend to do that. Can any one offer words of wisdom? Rob
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    Hi all. Best of luck for tomorrow, I hope you enjoy it. Tomorrow is the beginning of my second week for Leicestershire Police. It's been really tough as my dad had a stroke on Tuesday, so I haven't been able to enjoy it or focus really. He has begun his recovery, and I am seeing signs of his former personality returning, so I am positive about tomorrow! We had a fitness test on day 2, and a PT session on Friday, where we were well and truly beasted! We have a PT session every 2 weeks. Again, all the best for tomorrow!
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    Fantastic news! Congrats, you must be very happy :) Ps you'd better change your signature now
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    Congratulations :)
  6. Leicestershire

    Yes, any current police staff I believe
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    Hi all, I got my letter of appointment through for leics police today! Roll on 25th of Feb :) They have asked me to go for a uniform fitting.... I assume my uniform from specialing will be recycled?
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    Haha fantastic!
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    Awesome, keep at it! I have been into bodybuilding and general fitness for many years. I find it fascinating how determination and more imprtantly, mastering ones mind allows us to push our bodies to the furthest point where we fail. Only when we do this do we get stronger/better and closer to our goals, and the fact that you're making progress is a great thing. I love reading this thread every day, as although I am not in the Derbyshire application process, I am experiencing it with you all. I have been given a provisional start date pending vetting of the 25th of Feb. My letter should be here week commencing the 14th of Jan. Congrats to all in your achievements!
  10. Recent A/C-have I failed?

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    It's best effort, so keep going! :)
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    Exactly, they have so much interest. I don't think I put it across enough, but I would be gutted if I were you and I sympathise with you mate, I wish you all the best.
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    I'm sorry to hear this, but I have to agree with recruitment on this one. We constantly face decisions in all aspects of everyday life. You made a couple of bad decisions in your younger years and unfortunately you are now facing a consequence. Two key factors are outlined in Leicestershire's policing pledge; antisocial behaviour and burglaries. I don't see how an individual with a record of such, or similar offences should be able to police incidents along these lines. (Pot, kettle?) Such offences against you, whether you were 15 or 25, raise concerns to a team of people who do not know you regarding your personality, honesty and integrity. I am sure that you are regretful of the decisions that you made when you were 14/15, and also that you are in fact an honest adult, however there have to be rules for such matters. Again I am sorry to hear your bad news, and I hope that I haven't caused offence.
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    Great news. This wait is killing me for leicester guys. Still waiting for an offer of employment. HR say it won't be until early Jan
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    Same here, had to hand my form in for a week or so to the GP. Cost me £70 too :-/ It's good how you folks are receiving email updates, I haven't heard anything for a while now.i know references have been requested and received, but that's it.