Since then I have had various jobs, but that desire has never really gone away.
In 2008 I applied to Beds Police for a full time position as a police officer. After 2 unsuccessful applications with Beds Police - and much heartache - I applied to join as a special constable, to gain the necessary experience in my own time. The most daunting part of the application was certainly the interview & written assessment. Unsuccessful in the written assessment I decided to apply to the Herts Constabulary, driven by a force I could not resist at this point.
Long story short, Herts couldn't progress my application due to my tattoos (a separate thread within the Police Specials forum). Beds Police gave me the opportunity to re-sit my written assesment - which I passed - and this week I am due to attend my uniform fitting.
You understand that it is not simply the uniform that interests me, but I am now so close to the beginning of something I have wanted for a long time.
If anybody is reading this who is considering joining the police service - or who has recently applied - do not give up.
Edited by damo_np, 22 August 2010 - 08:03 PM.