Alternative jobs for serving police officer

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Found 22nd Feb
I've been talking to a serving police officer friend who is miserable with the job now due to cuts and lots in house politics. He wants to quit and move on but after being in the job for 10 years he doesn't know where to start?

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Stunt driver. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.

Drug dealer. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.

Supermarket delivery driver. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.

Postperson. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.

Fourth member of Top Gear/The Grand Tour. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.
I left the Police force just over a year ago to become a train guard, more money, alot less hours with numerous perks. The railway love ex-Police and military, loads of guards and drivers where I work are from the Police.
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I left the Police force just over a year ago to become a train guard, more money, alot less hours with numerous perks. The railway love ex-Police and military, loads of guards and drivers where I work are from the Police.
Stunt driver. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.

Drug dealer. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.

Supermarket delivery driver. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.

Postperson. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.

Fourth member of Top Gear/The Grand Tour. I'm sure they can put their pursuit driving skills to the use.
HMRC are currently hiring for their criminal justice department, where policing skills are highly valued.

Also have a look for recruitment companies that specialise in SC roles, I am on a mailing list for govt SC jobs and they regularly have investigation roles.
DKLS8 m ago

HMRC are currently hiring for their criminal justice department, where …HMRC are currently hiring for their criminal justice department, where policing skills are highly valued. Also have a look for recruitment companies that specialise in SC roles, I am on a mailing list for govt SC jobs and they regularly have investigation roles.


SC ??
bruce2874 m ago

SC ??


From Wiki:

A Security Check (SC) is the most widely held level of security clearance.[7] SC is required for posts involving regular and uncontrolled access to SECRET assets and/or occasional, supervised access to TOP SECRET assets,[7] and for individuals who:[1]:Annex B

  • While not in such posts, will be in a position to directly or indirectly bring about the same degree of damage.
  • Will have sufficient knowledge to obtain a comprehensive picture of a SECRET plan, policy or project.
  • Are being considered for employment where it would not be possible to make reasonable career progress without security clearance for access to SECRET assets.
  • Require access to certain levels of classified material originating from another country or international organisation.
The process for SC clearance includes:

  • Successful completion of the Baseline Personnel Security Standard.
  • Completion, by the individual, of a Security Questionnaire.
  • A departmental/company records check which will include e.g. personal files, staff reports, sick leave returns and security records.
  • A check of both spent and unspent criminal records.
  • A check of credit and financial history with a credit reference agency.
  • A check of Security Service (MI5) records.
  • It may also include an interview.
Checks may extend to third parties included on the security questionnaire.

An SC security clearance must be formally reviewed after ten years (seven years for non-List X contractors) or at any time up to that point at the discretion of the vetting authority.[1]:Annex B
What a state our country is in. Police used to be a job for life, respected member of your community (mostly) and after you'd done your duty, a decent pension.
Now, I can barely get thru a week without reading or hearing an article about how the frontline officers are leaving in droves.
airbus33010 m ago

What a state our country is in. Police used to be a job for life, …What a state our country is in. Police used to be a job for life, respected member of your community (mostly) and after you'd done your duty, a decent pension.Now, I can barely get thru a week without reading or hearing an article about how the frontline officers are leaving in droves.

After the elections I found this amusing:

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A friend of ours, ex police officer worked for an insurance company investigating dodgy claims. Another one became a Coroners Officer.
airbus33048 m ago

What a state our country is in. Police used to be a job for life, …What a state our country is in. Police used to be a job for life, respected member of your community (mostly) and after you'd done your duty, a decent pension.Now, I can barely get thru a week without reading or hearing an article about how the frontline officers are leaving in droves.


But the crime figures have got down.
My friend left the police to train a teacher and loves it. What about An undertaker?
bodyguard, cp work, cooperate security
fraud roles
training jobs like sia etc
A lot of solicitors like to take on ex police as they know about the criminal justice system.
Just remember if you stop being a copper and become a security guard or bouncer w/e.. your no longer a cop so don't act like one.
Ready4Whatever1 h, 11 m ago

But the crime figures have got down.


Depends which type of crime you are looking at. Police recorded crime is accelerating and with a 15% drop in the force has shown 14% increase (odd that).

To give specifics +21% knife crime, +20% gun crime, +32% burglary, +18% vehicle crime

Good job for the politicians can use the fraud and computer misuse drops (not police reported) to swing a different picture.
This person has probably seen a lot a criminal activity so maybe they could go into some kind of educational programme to help young people from going down this route.
Maybe putting my foot in it, are the british transport police better as they seem to be recruiting regularly
airbus3303 h, 39 m ago

What a state our country is in. Police used to be a job for life, …What a state our country is in. Police used to be a job for life, respected member of your community (mostly) and after you'd done your duty, a decent pension.Now, I can barely get thru a week without reading or hearing an article about how the frontline officers are leaving in droves.


It’s because people have no respect for the police. This is due to:

Some police being dodgy and taking advantage of their position and that being made public in the media.

Inability to prosecute people or punish criminals appropriately creating a revolving door of catch and release.

The police do a good job of catching people only to be let down to CPS incompetence and judges lenience.
I've met far too many bad eggs when it comes to the police, I don't drink or do drugs, never have or will.. yet I got beat up and kneed in the face and stamped on by plain clothes officers saying I was being drunk and disorderly when picking up my gf from a nightclub. I asked for a breathalyser and was told we don't need one as we can see your popped up. That was about 16yr ago and lost most of my respect for the police.
Air traffic control, I know we’ve got a few ex-coppers doing the job
I did the same thing actually, after a few years in the police.

Didn't have a plan, got lucky and fell into an industry (not this one!), worked my way up and I earn a LOT more than I ever could have by staying the police.
The pay is pretty awful unless you're either promoted or long-serving.

The only advice I'd give is to take the opportunity to do something you've always wanted to do.
Might mean going back to Uni or starting at the bottom, but use this as an opportunity to chase a dream and do something you'll enjoy
Cheers everyone...I've passed him some suggestions....he's lost the love for the job and too much people higher up who doesn't have a clue about what's going on
Could look at Local Authority Licensing Officers, working for trademarks invetigations jobs with brand owners etc. Do Councils still have careers advisors? Might be worth seeing someone who can offer advice based on qualifications, experience and what they enjoy doing. I took a full time degree at 29 to change career.
Ready4Whatever22nd Feb

But the crime figures have got down.


Yes no police to capture the stats. Not like anything gets done anyway when they catch shop lifters and druggies. If there's less cops to report the Ince dents the figures will fall doesn't actually mean less crimes going on. Also public seem less likely to report crime due to these reasons another factor why the reports show less crime.
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