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2005/08/03 06:00:09 (permalink)
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Career change.To police force.

Im seriously considering applying to join the police force in the oxfordshire area.Ive read all the sites ive found about application requirements and i feel i pass all of them.Im physically fit,after all i train ,do cardio regular and ran a marathon this year after all.Im in management in my work so used to dealing with people in a tactful way.Im the official first aider at work and in my line of wrk have to remain calm in some pretty nasty situation.Im ambitious and love a challenge.What do you guys think except for Adam K because you seem too pessimistic about the force lol.No offence.

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    rogerthedog
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 06:14:50 (permalink)
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    Go for it.
    Once you're in you can call us all 'guv' and then turn to drink to ease the pain of your marriage problems.


    Seiously - it has to be a good move. A job for life and you might even stub your toe and be pensioned off.
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 07:14:26 (permalink)
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    Why does it matter what we think? We're not joining the police force are we?
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    Mr_Creosote
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 07:28:53 (permalink)
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    Cheers roger.

    Silly im not asking shud I.Im asking on your views of a good career change.The chances /dificulties of gettin in etc.

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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 07:36:46 (permalink)
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    Like you said, you already have all the qualities you think they want, so its not as if you'll find selection difficult, especially given the shortage of police officers we have in this country. Good Career change? That depends what you want from a career and what you're currently doing, what you're hoping joining the police force will do for you and your life?
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 11:48:40 (permalink)
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    go for it mate. I finshed an IT degree 2 years ago and within 6 months 4 of my fellow IT nerds had joined the force and they all enjoy it. Pay is ok, and you get to retire early!
    Once you have done your two years on the beat you can get into something more specialised.
    For me it would be a could i handle it question more than anything, could you show restraint in a bad situation etc. Ie If someone smacked you in the face, would you grapple them to the ground to arrest them or instinctively just batter them.
    Its one of those things where you dont really know until you get there in the situation, but i reckon you should do it mate. You already seem to be nearly there you just need a nudge

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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 12:51:21 (permalink)
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    your management. why would you want to throw that away to have some tosser on a power trip telling u what to do??
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 14:07:54 (permalink)
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    Why would anyone want to move out of management? If you not not upper managment your always gonna have people over riding or altering or trying to sway your decisions so its swings and round abouts.As with all jobs. To be honest i think as much as a difficult job at times i feel it would be quite rewarding .Yes i know its not like the bill .lol

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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 15:59:07 (permalink)
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    My bro does it. Pay is good but he hated his time on the beat and hated working in Manchester with all the scum. Enjoys it far more now hes in the firearms unit as he gets to drive around in fast cars and carry a gun. Shift work would be a bit annoying but you get a good pension. Some forces will be better than others and it depends heavily on where you work. I couldnt be arsed dealing with smackheads constantly.Paper work probably a bit of a pain in the arse.

    Id go for it. Its something different everyday. Youll hear mixed opinions about it of everyone m8 its natural.

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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 16:29:19 (permalink)
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    Find out when your local force are next recruiting and make sure that if you give them your name and address for an application pack that you keep nagging them until it comes

    Now I have gotta wait till next year

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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 16:53:23 (permalink)
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    I worked as a civi at my local CID office as an Ivestigative Support Assistant. I have to say being a Police Officer is the last job Id want to be in after my time there. The places stank of "ladishness" which along with that came homophobia, hints of racism etc. I didnt like it at all. That and the fact they work 3 days, 3 nights (and are not allowed kip like firemen) then 3 days off. Id rather die then do that routine personally. I dont think Id be able to sleep ever again lol
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 17:19:39 (permalink)
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    Many policemen are decent guys. But the force and law is a complete shambles I cant see what satisfaction anyone would get from working in such an organisation
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 17:24:14 (permalink)
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    Still we can keep topping up your pension if you join with all the speeding fines we get!!!!!
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 17:32:32 (permalink)
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    But the force and law is a complete shambles I cant see what satisfaction anyone would get from working in such an organisation
    The same trend in many police departments in the USA. For example, one department just had a class of 170 cadets go through the academy. Of the 170, 109 failed the exit exam, but the department passed them regardless.

    Let it sink.... I can swim.
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 18:29:10 (permalink)
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    rog the dog that for me was best line on mt this year so far pmsl

    agree with james on this one to a degree,the fustration of doing your very best and then seeing the cps wreck it all is hard
    i worked for a time in loss prevention and had to make police statements daily,you have to be so accurate and carefull one so the defeneding lawyer cant find holes in it and second the cps go thru it all so carefully and thorw so many out for silly reasons.
    but no job is perfect and if you feel you wud personally get a lot out of the job (i feel i sure wud and maybe my ideal role but i cant apply ) but if you can stand the b.s. then go for it
    also if it is a step up from your current postion why not try?
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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/03 19:41:26 (permalink)
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    I have a couple of good friends who are in the force - one is my training partner. They both love the job.

    The social side of it is pretty good from what i've seen.

    On the downside i couldn't tolerate the political correctness, nor do i have the patience to deal with many aspects of the work. Sadly many of the laws you would be inforcing don't work, aren't relivent, or are in place for the wrong reasons.


    Here's an interesting article that might put you off, If you wanted to work for drug dealers and money launderers then there are much better paid jobs than joining the Police force

    http://www.theinsider.org/mailing/article.asp?id=00393

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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/04 05:23:23 (permalink)
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    Cheers guys some very wide views here.lol Non have put me off tho.Its just something i wanna be a part of. Been bugging me for ages. And besides im not signing up for life , ya gotta take a chance sometimes eh?

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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/04 10:38:16 (permalink)
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    robbo,if you are a guy with principles and morals,then joining the Police will put these severley to the test,as much as you may feel'yes I could handle that'at the moment,when you are faced with these moral dilemas on a daily basis,it may well be a different story.
    Also be prepared to view the world in a TOTALLY different light,you will become cynical and suspicious of almost eveyone,if you are in a relationship there,s a good chance you can say goodbye to it(roger was actually very accurate with his comment)you will more than likely cheat on any partners you have,your current friends will fall by the wayside(a choice made by you and them)
    You will truly realize what a fcuked up world we live in,sorry to be blunt mate,just talking from experience.

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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/04 15:15:21 (permalink)
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    But h20, not every policeman is single ,divorced or depressed ?! Im not saying it wont change my views and you may be right but i gotta take that chance.Thanks for everyones coments tho.Much appreciated

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    RE: Career change.To police force. 2005/08/04 16:52:26 (permalink)
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    Go for it mate.

    You've probably found them already - but an invaluable resource if you haven't:
    http://www.ukpoliceonline.co.uk/
    http://www.policeuk.com/
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