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  2. Debs2020

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hiya, I feel so similar to you, I have somehow managed to stress myself out at every stage of the game. I feel like I won’t believe I’m in till I’m actually unpacking my case at Tulli. I have been keeping myself fit etc but hadn’t done the actual bleep test in quite a while....tried it today and I was so rubbish. Better get practicing that from here on in!lol. Ur right so much if it is mental and I found it much better doing it with others on the actual day. It’s daunting going for such a big life change, but if you have been working towards it for so long it will be great!
  3. Debs2020

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hur Thanks for all the info and help Hutclis, really helpful and interesting to hear what it’s actually like up there!
  4. Debs2020

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Well here’s hoping.... 😊I know next year seems a long way away but it will fly in!! I feel they r really testing how much u want it with such long wait times! Did u have a second and third choice or jst a second?
  5. BlackWidow

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I’m aiming for the same intake as yourself and I’m 37 later in this year. I’ve been wanting to join since I was a kid but a health condition stopped me for many years so now I can’t believe it’s going to happen. I’m back on my training after a shoulder injury and just a bit worried about FF. I know I can do it, the mental game is all part of it as well! I have a practice beep with my PT next week and I’ll feel much better when I have that out the way. Good luck in the rest of the process and hopefully see you up there!
  6. She123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Is anyone else hoping for D division? got C as second choice which come under a different recruitment team. S
  7. sheebysheebster

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Thanks MorkC. Not once did I feel out of place throughout the process so don't know where this doubt is coming from. It's probably just a mixture of nerves, excitement and shock......still can't believe it 😯
  8. She123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi, all sounding a bit hopeful for you 😀😀 I have applied for D and they said it would be into next year.
  9. MorkC

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Don't worry about your age. I passed out in June and in my class there was a 55 year old a 44 year old and I'm 37. We had as total mix of ages on our intake and everyone mingled with people regardless of age. Start learning your definitions as soon as you can. Good luck and enjoy when you get your start date. It's tough and full on but great fun and the time flies by so quickly.
  10. sheebysheebster

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi Hutclis I'm just waiting for a date for my FF. I'm a much older applicant and for the first time throughout the process I'm concerned about my age......will I fit in, will my brain take everything in, will i keep up with the fitness, will I need an afternoon nap 🤣. Are there older peeps at Tulli with you? Whats the oldest age and how they doing? Suppose it's natural to be nervous regardless of age. I just can't believe that it's happening after all these years and to totally change my life at my age is crazy but so, so exciting 😀
  11. hutclis

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    So I went for E and J division. I got my first choice. I did my initial interview and ac at Aberdeen, my medical through fettes and my ff through jackton. I was in Aberdeen at start of process and moved to Edinburgh during, but fettes closed so went through jackton for final stuff. Tulli is great. Yeh it’s hard work, yeh there’s lots to do, yeh your constantly shattered BUT it’s lots of fun and you meet great people and you’re all in it together! Good luck everyone! Any other questions just ask 🙂
  12. Forthcop

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    My dates were as follows, 08/02/17 - Apllication submitted 01/05/17 - Fitness 08/06/17 - Assessment Centre 27/06/17 - Medical 01/08/17 - Final Fitness 14/09/17 - Notified of Posting 27/09/17 Started at Tulli I have been told they should be aiming for similar timescales.
  13. KP07

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I don't think I've refreshed my e-mails so much as I have in the past few days haha! Still not received anything though. What sort of things have you heard have changed up at the college?
  14. 19 July 2018 Image copyright PA Only 9% of crimes end with suspects being charged or summonsed in England and Wales, Home Office figures suggest. In the 12 months to March, 443,000 crimes resulted in a charge or summons out of 4.6 million offences - the lowest detection rate since 2015. Data also shows police closed nearly half (48%) of all cases because no suspect could be identified. It comes as new figures show the number of homicides has increased for the fourth year running. The Home Office statistics on crime outcomes is published at the same time as quarterly crime figures and the Crime Survey for England and Wales, which is based on people's experiences of crime. The changing picture of how successfully police are catching criminals comes against a backdrop of rising crime. Overall, crimes recorded by police went up 11% in the year to March, figures published by the Office for National Statistics suggested. The Home Office said that along with a growing caseload, there was evidence to suggest that more recorded crimes were in the most challenging offence types to investigate. It gives the example of sexual offences - up 24% on last year - giving officers a bigger workload and becoming more complex. Rape cases take an average of 129 days to solve compared with, for example, two days for theft or criminal damage. You need a modern browser to view the interactive content in this page. Please enter your postcode or police force name Search for police forces Other notable findings from the Home Office include: In sexual offence cases, only 5% resulted in someone being charged or summonsed That figure falls to 3% for rape cases. In about a third (34%) of rape cases, the victim did not want to take the case to its conclusion In all, one in five cases went unresolved because the victim did not support action, usually meaning they did not want to go through the courts Three quarters of theft cases were closed with no suspect identified This was also the case in more than half (57%) of robberies, including muggings Analysis: A vicious circle of crime? Image copyright Getty Images By BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw These figures paint a gloomy picture. Not only are police recording more crimes - but they're solving fewer of them. That's partly because proportionately more of the offences they have to deal with are complex and difficult to investigate, such as rape. But it may also be a reflection of the decline in police officer numbers since 2010, down by a further 738 according to the latest workforce data, and the national shortage of detectives, as the Inspectorate of Constabulary has highlighted. The consequences are serious: victims not getting the justice they deserve, public confidence in the criminal justice system damaged and more offenders avoiding detection - and free to commit further crimes. It threatens to become a vicious circle of crime. Reality Check: How do weapons appear on England's streets Nine charts on rising knife crime in England and Wales Reality Check: Has London's murder rate overtaken New York's? Meanwhile, the latest figures for recorded offences showed homicides in England and Wales were up 12% in the 12 months to the end of March, from 627 to 701. Homicide covers cases of murder, manslaughter, corporate manslaughter and infanticide, but these figures exclude terror attacks. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said homicide remained rare and tended to take place in London and other cities. The start of 2018 was characterised by what appeared to be regular killings on the streets of London. Between January and March, the BBC recorded 46 killings in the city - some from gunshot wounds but most from stabbings. Among those killed were a handful of teenagers. The data also showed: Knife crime up 16% Robbery offences, including muggings, up 30% - 77,103 cases were recorded in the 12 months to March. In February, the BBC reported that the "rich pickings" on Oxford Street in London's West End had made it a hotspot for robberies and ride-by moped thefts Vehicle-related thefts up 12% - it is the second year for vehicle-related theft numbers to rise and is backed up by the separate Crime Survey which showed an increase of 17% Publishing the data, the ONS said: "Over recent decades, we've seen a fall in overall levels of crime, a trend that now looks to be stabilising." Caroline Youell, of the ONS, said the latest figures showed a "fairly stable" picture in England and Wales for most crime types. "It is too early to say if this is a change to the long-term declining trend," she added. "There have been increases in some lower-volume 'high-harm' offences such as homicide and knife crime, consistent with rises over the past three years. "However, the latest rise in gun crime is much smaller than previously seen. "We have also seen continued increases in some theft offences such as vehicle-related theft and burglary, while computer viruses have fallen." Privacy and methodology The BBC uses the postcode you enter here to determine the police force area you live in but does not store this data. The BBC is the data controller of the data you enter here. If you have any questions about how we process data, please read our Privacy and Cookies Policy. View the full article
  15. Debs2020

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    That’s a big help...thanks for that! I thought it might be exactly a month before and no earlier. R u enjoying Tulli? I heard they have amped up the pressure now...
  16. June Duggan

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hey sorry it's taken me so long to reply. I was very similar to you, failed AC first time around. Was in a group with guys who some were older experienced and quite strong in their demeanour which meant I was really quiet and didn't get my view across but I took feedback and applied 6 months later and now I'm more than half way through my probation. The feelings you have are natural but trust me try not dwell, use your experience to make you stronger next time. At least you know exactly what's coming up on the day. Be yourself, make sure your heard but not overpowering. Best of luck
  17. Jambo439

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Really useful, what recruitment centre did you go through and what divs did you apply for?
  18. Wall.3

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Will do. Hopefully it’s positive notes I can pass on
  19. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Let us know how you get on and feel free to drop me a PM with any tips after your interview. GL
  20. Wall.3

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I’m same with trying not to get to stuck with answers as don’t want to trip myself up if they don’t fit. I sat with a probationer last night and he said that they aren’t looking for “hero” answers to everything just as long as they follow the STAR structure. I’ve a notepad full with different notes on everything fingers crossed
  21. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I always remember stuff better when I've written it down , so I've an A4 note pad full of almost every page copied from the PS website / policing 2026 / V divisions 3 year plan / info I've pulled from here etc 😂. Mostly it's coming on well. I've a good idea of where in am with the competencies ( I think) and have listed a bunch of scenarios I think fit them but without fleshing them out ( don't want to get caught out with prepared answers that don't fit and I'm confident I can elaborate on the fly) Just need some of the info to stick / keep going over my notes / talk to probationers. Still bricking it though.
  22. hutclis

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I’m at tulli at the moment. This is how my dates all worked: Applied May 2017 Provisional offer 09/11/2017 Medical 16/01/2018 FF and drugs test - emailed on 25/04/18 to go to test on 3/05/2018 Final offer 25/05/2018 (exactly 4 weeks to the day before I went to tulli on the 25/06/2018) Hope this helps anyone wondering about dates etc.
  23. Wall.3

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Confident enough yeah. Feel like I could guide through the police Scotland website with my eyes closed!! Just cramming in final prep/revision today. How you coming along with your prep?
  24. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Beat of luck , you feeling confident ?
  25. Wall.3

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Just out of curiosity. I’ve got mine tomorrow.
  26. Spider12

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Couple of weeks yet , why ?
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