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  1. Today
  2. EllJay

    Vetting concerns

    Well yes as I admitted it was a mistake/oversight on my part. Took the 6 points and paid the fine with no argument or hassle. It was a genuine mistake at the time and it was back in December 2012 so over 5 years ago now.
  3. chrism1989

    Vetting concerns

    Also, did you actually get charged with having no insurance when you were driving your pal's car?
  4. chrism1989

    Vetting concerns

    I don’t think these will hold you back. Like you say they were years ago, you’ve matured a lot since. Declared them and they may discuss with you but i think you’ll be fine
  5. Yesterday
  6. EllJay

    Vetting concerns

    I will contact them. Was just asking here incase anyone else had anything similar and had any experience. I know a few Police that had previous offences so I was hoping these would not hold me back as well as being many years ago now. I can only apply and see how I get on.
  7. aero2

    Vetting concerns

    To be honest you’re not going to get the answer here, you’d be best speaking to recruitment. They aren’t the worst crimes so I’m not sure what they’d do.
  8. EllJay

    Medical and smt

    Yeah, arm pits, legs, arms, chest would be no problem if I progress to that stage! Just a bit folically challenged on the head.
  9. 1869

    Medical and smt

    No. The hair sample from your head must be 3cm long. If that's not possible they can take from your legs which doesn't need to be as long. Mine was taken from my arm pits.
  10. EllJay

    Medical and smt

    Good point! Only a bald head, easily get samples from pretty much everywhere else haha!
  11. techie1

    Medical and smt

    Bald all over? Guess that could be an issue. 😁 They might make make you come for several urine tests perhaps? Every few weeks?
  12. EllJay

    Medical and smt

    What happens if you are bald? Will they just make you perform a urine test?
  13. EllJay

    Vetting concerns

    Hi all, Just looking for a bit of advice. I was previously a Cadet with Strathclyde Police a good 10-11 year ago. I then had a car accident (my fault) and was charged with Careless Driving. This was about 9-10 years ago now. I resigned as a Cadet due to this. About 5 years ago I was driving a friends car home and got pulled over for a regular check. It came back that I was not covered to drive his car. So I was asked to bring my documents in the next day. I went home and discovered I was not insured on his car, it was an honest mistake and I went to the station the next day and held my hands up. The officer was fine, he said I done the right thing being honest and mistakes do happen. Since then I have not had any dealings with the Police. I know ignorance is no excuse about the IN10 conviction but it was a genuine mistake and I held my hands up. I am about to apply to Police Scotland. I will of course declare these incidents but do you think they will hold me back in the process? I have matured a lot and have a few family members in Police Scotland who think I should still apply as they think I would be suited to the job. I am just worried that these may hold me back even though they were 10 and 5 years ago. As this is really the only career I really want to pursue now. Any help/advice is appreciated.
  14. Mark-HK

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I think it might depend on when you submitted your application i.e. before or after GDPR changes, and whether vetting was underway for you at that time or not, although really not sure to be honest...
  15. She123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi, Can you remember during A/C they mentioned about sending out new vetting forms due to change in Data Protection are we to receive these? S
  16. Last week
  17. Mark-HK

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Asked a question on it. Normally based on your ability to persuade / influence others.
  18. Kirst8565

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    That's really useful thank you, I was preparing either way. One last one and then I'll shut up I promise😊 - is effective communication assessed throughout as aposed to a question, like the first interview? Thanks everyone really appreciate your input.
  19. sheebysheebster

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Same with me KP07 and the wait is killing me. I'd just like a bit of an idea as need to think about putting my property on the market (don't live in divisions I've picked).
  20. Mark-HK

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    In case you don't know, for Partnership Working, they ask you about your knowledge of it, not a 'tell me about a time' question. Agree with above, focus is on Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Behaviour. Be comfortable talking about them, not quoting from the website. Good luck and let us know how you get on. Mark
  21. She123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Good luck, I was the same but only got asked about code of ethics and behaviours.
  22. Kirst8565

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    You're probably right, I'll have a good look at those. Thanks!
  23. MRD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Relax. You have probably done too much already. If you have hit all the key areas you will be fine. Look at the standards of behaviour if you have not.
  24. Kirst8565

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    A/C tomorrow ,last minute question for you guys if you don't mind, I went pretty deep on job knowledge for my first interview and it was beneficial - but now I'm at the final interview I'm struggling with what else to cover. Suppose my nerves are just kicking in now :)
  25. She123

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    I am so glad its over and yes maybe they could all have been better.
  26. MRD

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Have not heard anything. They told us in Feb it would be after summer so I'm just hoping its Sep or Dec.
  27. KP07

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Have you heard anything at all since your medical? I've only been about 6 weeks since my medical but it'd just put my mind at rest to have an indication of a potential intake.
  28. Mark-HK

    Police Scotland Recruitment

    Hi folks, Quick question from me. I was recently successful in my assessment centre, and have been told that for my division there is a pool, and I am looking at 2019. My question; when will PS contact my references i.e. now, or closer to the time when I have a date for Tulli? Any guidance on the matter would be greatly appreciated! Mark
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