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    chances of getting in? i have good gcses, good a-levels, ive done 2 years of a law degree, ive worked at mcdonalds and john lewis for the last 2 years, im a british asian and im 22 years old. the long term idea is to eventually become a police officer.
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    i hope they don't find out your TSR username
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    Good luck! I want to be a retained fire fighter. I love being the hero
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    (Original post by Mr. Orange)
    i hope they don't find out your TSR username
    that would be a massive fail.
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    My boyfriend is currently training to be a Special Constable with the hopes of joining the police force when they eventually recruit. He's enjoying it, but I think you've got as good a chance as anyone else! Hopefully you have some good references, don't have any criminal convictions and have a good head on your shoulders to be able to handle situations!
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    (Original post by Queen_Pinky)
    My boyfriend is currently training to be a Special Constable with the hopes of joining the police force when they eventually recruit. He's enjoying it, but I think you've got as good a chance as anyone else! Hopefully you have some good references, don't have any criminal convictions and have a good head on your shoulders to be able to handle situations!
    well ive not got many references to draw on, this might be a bit of a problem. do you mind if i ask you how old your boyfriend is and what experience he has?
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    If its anything like some of the SC I have seen either they are people that have been bullied and want to get their own back,or like Carmel from Hollyoaks(seriously) i.e with blonde hair, and dolled up.
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    (Original post by KNOB-head)
    well ive not got many references to draw on, this might be a bit of a problem. do you mind if i ask you how old your boyfriend is and what experience he has?
    My boyfriend is 19 so technically doesn't really have much 'life experience' but he's in the Air Cadets as a Sergeant so that can probably looked good on the application as a position of authority and discipline....
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    (Original post by Queen_Pinky)
    My boyfriend is 19 so technically doesn't really have much 'life experience' but he's in the Air Cadets as a Sergeant so that can probably looked good on the application as a position of authority and discipline....
    that is actually really useful, funniest thing is that im from peterborough as well so i might actually know your boyfriend.
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    I'd give you the job even by only taking into account your user name. It's very apt.
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    (Original post by KNOB-head)
    that is actually really useful, funniest thing is that im from peterborough as well so i might actually know your boyfriend.
    Haha what a small world! If you have any more questions, don't be scared to message me.
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    You've got the right name for it...
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    You realise that it is a volunteer thing? They will take anybody.
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    (Original post by Dnator)
    You realise that it is a volunteer thing? They will take anybody.
    Exactly...lol Anyone foolish enough to believe the hype and who's prepared to give up their spare time to hassle innocent people, especially young people in my area.
    And no, it doesn't help you get in the regular police, and nor should it.
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    I didnt get in and I didnt even pass the shortlisting stage. Apparently they've recieved a really high number of applications.
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    (Original post by KNOB-head)
    I didnt get in and I didnt even pass the shortlisting stage. Apparently they've recieved a really high number of applications.
    You can't even give your time for nothing? And to the police of all people? You have my deepest sympathy...
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    (Original post by wookymon)
    You can't even give your time for nothing? And to the police of all people? You have my deepest sympathy...
    what are you on about?
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    (Original post by KNOB-head)
    what are you on about?
    Oh dear..you don't even understand that!
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    (Original post by wookymon)
    Exactly...lol Anyone foolish enough to believe the hype and who's prepared to give up their spare time to hassle innocent people, especially young people in my area.
    And no, it doesn't help you get in the regular police, and nor should it.

    Errr, yes it does. Massively.
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    It's not as easy to get in as just volunteering. I was rejected because I don't live in Sussex full-time, even though I'm only living an hour and a half away, because they 'require you to live in the area in order to fulfil the operational duties' (16 hours per month o.O)

    There's the application stage to pass, interview, medical/eyesight requirements, fitness, competency-based stuff, etc. They don't just accept everyone who offers just because they're 'giving their time for nothing'. You're being trusted to make decisions which will affect people's lives. I wouldn't want someone accepted into the Specials and just allowed to make arrests easily just because they weren't being paid for it. It's a hard process to pass.

    Keep trying though, it's ridiculously hard but don't give up - some people it can take years for, especially while regulars recruitment is closed. It can be a huge benefit when applying for the regulars - and some forces (I think the Met definitely and the BTP possibly, and possibly some other forces) are considering making it a requirement for applicants to complete two years with the Specials before they can apply for regulars. So don't give up.
 
 
 
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