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Hi All, Firstly a huge thank you to all who are currently serving this Country, under any role that is currently within a police force, I truly admire what you represent. My joining this site is very recent, and a last port of call if I am completely honest. I have had to many knockbacks now over the years, but most recent is vetting. I am told as an external applicant that I have no right of appeal, & that section 6 of some type of act 1996 there is no reason to disclose the decision to myself. Added to this, I am informed that under no circumstances, in any capacity or post am I able to apply to this force again, I am stunned!. I have sought local assistance via my local MP, which at first looked promising etc, with the avenue of data protection, right of appeal, subject to access form etc.............. Sadly this concluded my MP informed me with the Chief Constable himself explaining via telephone, that the decision was final, that I am not of suitability in the role of constable and there was no right of appeal? Is there anyone out there, that can look at this ethically and explain to me where I go now. I am confused, as I currently work as a volunteer in an organisation that works from the same office as police. So I can pass a CRB but not vetting? Confused.......................? Appreciate any advice
I'm planning to apply to either Cheshire Constabulary or BTP later this year as a Special Constable. BTP are holding Recruitment Seminar in April that is an evening event aimed at giving potential candidates an opportunity to ask questions etc. Has anybody been to one of these events, either with BTP, Cheshire Constabulary, or another force? I'm trying to find out what people usually wear to this type of event. Whilst I'm sure there will be people there remembering faces etc, i hope that anybody attending is not actually assessed and therefore the evening will not be too formal. You might think that's a stupid question, but I've changed size and shape since i last wore a suit about 10 years ago, and I'd prefer not to have to for out £100 on a suit for 2 hrs to then find out I'm not going to apply and therefore never need the suit again. Also, i realise sometimes it's important to blend in and not stand out. I'd prefer not to be the only who turns up in a suit, or indeed the only person who doesnt! Second question. In 2009 i received a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for 'USING DISORDERLY BEHAVIOUR LIKELY TO CAUSE DISTRESS'. Whilst i appreciate it is what it says on the tin, I'd just like to point out on here that i was a SGT in the Armed Forces and one of my junior soldiers had been ejected from a nightclub. I went with him as he was kicking off and i planned to calm him down and put him in a taxi. I had my 'hands full' with him and a bobby on Nightime Economy Patrol took great pleasure in giving us BOTH a FPN. At the time i was quite aggrieved, but my commanding officer laughed it off the next day and that was the last time i ever thought about it until i decided to apply to be a Special. Is this FPN likely to cause me a blanket rejection. If so, would that be at initial application stage, or at vetting? Or is it not as obvious as that and could be force dependant? So to clarify, what do i wear to a Recruitment Seminar, and can i be a Special with an £80 FPN?
Hey, I have just been told I have passed my application! I am now on vetting (apparently they do one before and one before training?) I was wondering if anyone has a timeline guide of when I should be expecting the next few stages? (i.e. March - passed appliation, April - assessment etc etc). And when I should expect to start training? (if I passed all the other stages). Thanks a lot everyone.
Hello all. Quick question regarding vetting. I have no previous convictions, never even had as much as a parking ticket so regarding that bit I should be fine as neither do any of my family, we are all squeeky clean. My concern is the financial checks that get done. My vetting process will probably take place in MAY of this year to give you an idea. So whats my concern...... 6 years ago this April I had to declare myself bankrupt due to lack of work and debt which at 22 I couldnt handle. Im 6 years on now never had anymore credit and owe nothing to anybody and my whole credit file gets WIPED end of April as does all credit files, to start again. My question is a mistake from my past stop me from becoming a Special? I appreciate maybe someone might not give a definate answer however experiences are always welcome. Cheers Jon