In less than a week i'll have my exam results back, and hopefully i'll be going to Keele University. I may end up applying to the Staffordshire Constabulary while i'm at uni. If anyone could provide some information as to what sort of duties are common for Specials (especially), the uniform, training and general life for Specials, i'd be much obliged.
I am currently at weekend 6 of my training so as far as duties goes i cant say much.
Uniform is generally good, specials now have autolock batons which are probably the best make out there. We still have pool stabbies (which are then issued once tried on) and radios though, i know at my station ill have a locker atleast!
Some aspects of the uniform are better than others, though overall i'd say its pretty good. A few people had preloved things but 95% of mine was new. (sometimes preowned stuff is better due to being broken in)
So far I've experienced a lot of positive feedback from my colleagues, and the specials sergeants and inspectors + are very accomodating and helpful. I've not had any bad experiences as of yet.
I would say however I dont think Staffs will be recruiting specials for a while as we will have our target of 500 by christmas, but it would be worth checking with recruitment to see if they are going to run anymore courses soon.
Also whilst you have time to prepare do a lot of research into what you're going to speak about on the assessment day and think common sense when it comes to the actual tests.
Hope the above has been slightly useful to you, and best of luck with your application!
Edited by AmISpecial, 12 August 2011 - 09:22 pm.