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    Thanks for the replies, appreciate it. I definitely agree that I should have started sooner but if I'm completely honest, I have such little confidence in myself that I didn't expect to get this far so didn't persevere with fitness as much as I should have. Poor excuse I know but that's just how it is. Did a mock bleep test yesterday and made it to roughly level 5. First bleep test I've done in at least 6 years. Hoping I can pick my fitness up enough to push towards 6.5 shuttle levels. Been running the past two weeks, currently at 10 1/2 min miles, average pace of 5.8mph (9.3kmh). I believe that the level 5 on bleep is 9.9kmh speed, read somewhere that I should be running the same pace as the target level for training. Anyone know about that?

    Hello, I passed my force interview last week and next stage is the fitness. If I'm honest, my fitness is not very good. I'm in a very sedentary job and haven't played sports in years. I decided to start running a week or two ago and decided to stick to one mile until I feel I can do more. I'm currently at a 10 minute mile, consistent jogging. Going to try a bleep test to see where I am. Can anyone advise if my method of training is okay? I've heard so much about this test and conflicting ways to train for it. I've not had a date for the test yet but presume it will be within the next 3 to 4 weeks. Have I got time to improve? Thanks in advance. Laura
  3. MerPol Final Interview

    Hello Anyone have their final interview coming up shortly? How are you preparing for it and what should be expected? I've got mine next week with Merseyside Police, not sure what to expect, also should I have received an email with information to study on?
  4. Thanks very much for the detailed response. I need to fill in my vetting form prior to my interview on 5th so I'll declare it on there as the recruitment department have told me I don't need to declare it anywhere else. Getting well ahead of myself considering I've not even had my interview yet but was concerned about it being an issue if I am lucky enough to pass it. Thanks again.
  5. Hi all, I've just in the past few days found out that I've passed the AC (massive relief as I'd convinced myself I had failed and would never get through). Anyway, having looked more into the next stages, I'm really worried about the vetting as I've remembered that I had a PIN issued to me and my partner last year (noisy drug using neighbour saying we harassed him because he would constantly blast music and play instruments so we would knock on his door). I'm going to call recruitment first thing tomorrow to inform them; I didn't previously as I thought nothing of it as the police officer who issued it told me it wasn't a big deal and wouldn't affect any police applications etc. Has anyone got through vetting with one of these written warnings before or has this finished the whole process for me now? I'm so worried
  6. Vetting

    Cheers Chris, appreciate your response. What's worrying me more is how recent it was, it was early last year. I've been told by the officer at the time that it's not held nationally, just on the local forces database. Am I given the option to declare at the vetting stage as I've not had any other opportunity to do so yet? Or is it a matter of just letting recruitment know? It's Merseyside Police I'm applying for, not sure if that makes much difference.
  7. Vetting

    Sorry for jumping in on this one, just a quick question really. I am reading a few horror stories with regards to the vetting process. I thought I didn't really have anything to worry about on that side of things but it's since occurred to me that my partner and I were issued a written harassment warning by a police officer early last year (drug user noisy neighbour said we were harassing him by knocking on his door telling him to turn music off - issues had been ongoing for months and due to lack of action by council etc., all parties involved were at boiling point). I wasn't happy with this at all, seemed unjustified given the circumstances but I complied and signed the warning even though I was told I could refuse. I asked the officer at the time of issue if this would be classed as a criminal record and if it would cause issues if I were to apply for the police at a later stage, he said no but I've since read that these Police Information Notices (PIN) show on enhanced CRB checks? I'll be so upset if this has scuppered all chances of me joining the police as this guy made my life a living hell with his noise. Can anyone share any knowledge on this kind of thing please? NB: I've not reached the vetting stage yet, waiting for a final interview date at the moment. I presume I've still got time for this to be declared if required if all goes well, just trying to steel myself for the worst outcome! Thanks in advance.