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  1. Yesterday
  2. DnknDonuts

    Recruitment 2018

    Good evening, I'm currently in the process of applying for Cheshire Police again and was just fishing to find out if anyone else on here is currently in the process? I had my final interview 10 days ago and just awaiting my result (fingers crossed for a pass) As always the suspense is horrible 😬 I'm also wondering if any of the guys from the 2016 recruitment drive were still around and how things are going for them? I realise that they'll be coming up to the end of their 2 year probation!! (How time flies!)
  3. Last week
  4. PrimeCut

    Met CKP Removed...?

    So on my daily visit to the Met website to see if they've removed the god-forsaken residency requirement yet especially for little old me, I've noticed that on their eligibility page (the one with all the cartoony buttons) the 'academic' criteria logo has changed from showing 'CKP' to a little acropolis building - and the description only makes mention of having a GCSE in English at grade C. It makes no mention of the CKP being a pre-requisite anymore. Anyone know if this has been changed? And on that note, whether they're likely to change the residency criteria? It's frustrating having grown up a stone's throw outside and get turned away, especially since I would be able to start immediately as I've already done the assessments before! Thanks
  5. John Doe12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Cheers!. My wife will be glad I don't need a new laptop.
  6. Nearly there

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Nobody used a laptop or tablet in class. You get paper notes. Most wrote there own notes up at night. Some studied on lap tops at night. You will not use any electronic device during classes
  7. MRD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I'm just going with pen and paper.
  8. John Doe12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Guys!, What's the norm up at the college for taking notes etc. good old pen and paper or laptop ?.
  9. aero2

    Accommodation in Aberdeen

    Yeah it’s scandalous, you should be agreeing to where you’re going prior to starting training. Especially when they give you absolutely no financial help when you move away.
  10. Spider12

    Accommodation in Aberdeen

    I don't think officer welfare is that high up on their list of priorities. The whole processs from recruitment to postings seems to be pretty chaotic. It's still mental to me that they'll get you to go right through the while thing and can only tell you your division days before Tulliannan and your station a couple weeks before passing out. It's definitely more structured for younger folk with no commitments.
  11. aero2

    Accommodation in Aberdeen

    What was your division choices? Really surprised they’ve done that to you, I’d personally call it quits. I understand that operational reasons are important but so are officers welfare and when you’re forcing them to move away from their family with no police houses etc. I’d tell them to stick their job. Yeah it’s a good job but your family and living conditions are far more important.
  12. XA84

    Who would get the fine?

    Personally I think it depends on who owns the actual vehicle.
  13. XA84

    Who has bought there own torch

    They aren't cheap but I cannot recommend LED LENSER torches enough. You'll have to go far too for somebody else not to recommend them as well. They are the ALTBERGS of the torch world 😉
  14. sheebysheebster

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Glasgow and surrounding divisions were closed when I applied. At the time I was happy to go anywhere but put V as my first choice as I'm from Stranraer, although I've lived in Glasgow for many years now. It's only now that I'm wishing I'd held off applying as worried my flat won't sell and I won't find somewhere to live🙄. At least I can stay with family if I get stationed in or near Stranraer. I'm sure it'll all work out 🤞
  15. Nearly there

    Who has bought there own torch

    Thanks for that, I’ll have a wee look
  16. Nearly there

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Quite a few didn’t find out there stations until week 9
  17. sheebysheebster

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Received confirmation on Thursday. I really hope I end up in Dumfries but suppose Stranraer or Newton would be best as I could stay with my sister in Stranraer. I'll seemingly not find out until near the end of Tulli but I'm hoping for more notice due to how far I'm moving, seemingly they need to give you more notice if you live more than 35 miles from your station. Strange that I didn't get the PM as I've had from others. I'll try send you one to see if it works.
  18. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    You had it confirmed then ? It's a decent place to live tbh. When did you get final confirmation you'd got V ? I'd tried to pm you earlier in the week but you can't get PM's fit some reason
  19. MarkoPolo

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Ouch, going from Glasgow to V division is a fairly decent move!! Was it your first choice or did you just get unlucky?
  20. MarkoPolo

    Who has bought there own torch

    It's not rechargeable, and it's not LED but I bought the Mini Maglite and a wee holder for it from Patrolstore for a combined total of like £20. So much better than our force issued torch (which is meant to be a Klik Fast attachment but fell off if you so much as started a gentle jog). It's lasted me well over a year now and hasn't shown any sign of giving up even though it's only 2 x AAA batteries
  21. sheebysheebster

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Yip that they are. I keep waiting for the excitement to kick it but I'm too stressed. I don't finish work until Friday and it's crazy busy at the moment, I should be sitting with my feet up by now 😜 . I'm also about to put my flat on the market (live in Glasgow but my division is D&G) and I'm worried sick it won't sell. Aargh!!! Anyway I know all the stress and worry will be worth it in the end.
  22. Nearly there

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Nerves getting the better of people maybe
  23. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Quiet on here this last week or so 🤔
  24. Earlier
  25. Nearly there

    Who has bought there own torch

    Hi I’m looking to buy a rechargeable led torch, can anyone suggest anything in particular
  26. russella

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Thanks JD that's really helpful, it's good to hear that I was not the only one overthinking. Congratulations on passing your A/C!! I failed one of the tasks for "overseeing" rather than participating and a couple of my answers were too vague in the interview. Truth was I was the last person to be taken for interview at 4.30 in the afternoon and I hadn't slept the night before so my brain has turned to mush haha.
  27. John Doe12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I failed the assessment centre first time around and just passed last month. What was your feedback like last year ?. You seem to have most of it covered actually. Also, think about how much of an impact joining the police would have on your life and partnership working is very important!. I was overthinking everything coming up to my second time so I guess its normal but if you can just concentrate on the stuff you got wrong last time then Id imagine you couldn't go far wrong.
  28. Good afternoon everyone, I am conducting a psychology research project which forms part of an undergraduate psychology degree course that I am undertaking, and I'm looking for police officers who would be willing to take part in a one to one Skype/telephone interview lasting no longer than one hour. The aim of the study is to explore stigma and negativity in the UK police force toward fellow officers with mental ill health, and how mental health awareness can be improved within the force. Inclusion criteria: Participants are aged 18 and over Participants who are serving officers with mental ill health, who are or have been on sick leave due to mental ill health, or have left the police force due to mental ill health Development of mental ill health condition during their time as a police officer Participants need not have made a disclosure of their mental health condition to their manager/supervisor Participants have English as their first language or have a good level of English language proficiency. If you would like to take part or know someone who would be interested in being interviewed, please email me in confidence at a.edwards18@unimail.derby.ac.uk for further details of the research and to arrange an interview. Kind regards Ann-Marie Edwards BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Derby)
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