The Disability Discrimination Act
Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:22 PM
Well, I attended my medical on 8th June and passed! So looks like I'm in!!! Training starts on 23rd June.
I felt great driving home after the medical. The 'battle' is over at last. Can't believe it, still pinching myself. It's good to finally get something I've wanted for such a long time. I am looking forward to this new challenge and to a new beginning in my life.
I would like to say a big thank you to all here on-site who have offered kind words of support and encouragement during my fight to get in - they were all appreciated and helped to sustain me through this. Having frequented PoliceSpecials.com over the last three years I am joining the service with far more insight than I would otherwise have had, and I have a feeling that I will now be a frequent visitor to the Reference Library here, to access all the wonderful literature on law/policing issues that it holds (if you're not a PowerUser here, become one so that you can have the benefit of this first class resource).
I guess I have set that precedent. The motto of my story being: If you are fit but take antidepressant medication and want to join the police service, don't give up. Don't give up on your dream.
And way back in 2004 when I started my diary here, I didn't think I'd end by saying this: The same applies if you've recovered from cancer and want to join the police service, don't give up - look at me, cancer last year, Specials this year!
Don't give up on your dreams........
Posted 12 June 2007 - 08:02 PM
Pity we can't have all parts of our imperfect bodies repaired to such standards.
Edited by AAM, 12 June 2007 - 08:03 PM.
Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:40 PM
I was formally offered the post of Special Constable yesterday, and well of course I accepted! And also received my Phase A read through booklet. It all seems very real now and I'm thrilled. I told someone that I start my training next week - words I thought I'd never get the chance to say. I must say I do actually feel quite proud that I fought for my chance and didn't give up - it's obviously true, good things do come to those that wait!
Posted 13 July 2007 - 09:28 PM
Attestation early August!
Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:52 PM
I went into a little cubicle to change and when I emerged I couldn't help but think of that children's favourite (well it was in my day!) Mr Benn!
When I got home, I showed my kids my equipment belt and my 11 year old asked where my gun was!!!
Edited by AAM, 17 July 2007 - 09:53 PM.
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