Joining the Police and University

Found 22nd Aug 2009
Hi, i have looked around the internet but i cant seem to find any information about the Police putting me through university. Im currently doing A levels and have my heart set on joing the police i also want to go to uni though. Does anyone have any info in this particular area?

(West Midlands Police)

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im of no help but good luck to u
i wanted to join the police but oh said he would leave me if i did

cumbria.ac.uk/Abo…spx

this is about being in the police force and going to uni at the same time

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My understanding is they won't pay towards your degree because you don't need a degree to be a policeman. But if you do have a degree then you can fast track up in rank.

lumoruk;6090713

My understanding is they won't pay towards your degree because you don't … My understanding is they won't pay towards your degree because you don't need a degree to be a policeman. But if you do have a degree then you can fast track up in rank.



Yep same :thumbsup:

They dont sponser you but if you have a degree you can enter on the Fast Track Graduate Scheme

Fast track graduate schemes aren't always the best as you may miss out on a lot of experience that you would gain early on in a career in the Police. Fair enough you get in and can get a high rank quickly, but places for the graduate schemes go to people who know the right people from what I've heard.

dcx_badass;6090693

I'm jealous of your relationship. :whistling:



lol he was younger then and still had the immature hatred of the police

there is usually financial assistance for people studying in their own time, there is in my force. Most of the new recruits in N. Wales have degrees and now will have to have a BMI of less than 30!!

I don't really see the sense in doing both of those things (uni and joining the police) - which is my opinion only. The forces do have a higher potential scheme for graduates but university isn't a necessity and could be seen as a waste of time and money if you're considering a full career in the police (ie until you retire). Experiences you will go through as an officer will better prepare you for a long and progressive career in the force than any degree can (again, in my opinion).

However, many of the forces are also suffering from the recession due to funding cuts so you may find that they are less likely to recruit in the near future, perhaps even for the next year or two. If they do recruit, you'll probably find it will be for reduced numbers and it will be very competitive, especially if you're narrowing your horizons to only one force. Bearing this in mind, it could be advantageous for you to go to university at this time just in case the police isn't for you in the long run.

I'm done now.

angelfairee;6090801

I don't really see the sense in doing both of those things (uni and … I don't really see the sense in doing both of those things (uni and joining the police) - which is my opinion only. The forces do have a higher potential scheme for graduates but university isn't a necessity and could be seen as a waste of time and money if you're considering a full career in the police (ie until you retire). Experiences you will go through as an officer will better prepare you for a long and progressive career in the force than any degree can (again, in my opinion).However, many of the forces are also suffering from the recession due to funding cuts so you may find that they are less likely to recruit in the near future, perhaps even for the next year or two. If they do recruit, you'll probably find it will be for reduced numbers and it will be very competitive, especially if you're narrowing your horizons to only one force. Bearing this in mind, it could be advantageous for you to go to university at this time just in case the police isn't for you in the long run.I'm done now.



quite right, we may have a hold on recruiting next year here. Choices are either to get in now, or wait and do your degree in the meantime. A degree will open other doors for you if you find the police isnt for you
good luck whatever you decide

ADZ1478;6090772

there is usually financial assistance for people studying in their own … there is usually financial assistance for people studying in their own time, there is in my force. Most of the new recruits in N. Wales have degrees and now will have to have a BMI of less than 30!!



i would expect atleast 25 surely... ?
30 is obese so, 25 - 30 is still classed as overweight (unless musclular etc etc)
i would have thought at a bmi of 25 and say above 20-25% body fat (for men), they would make them lose weight....

i want to get into the police, yet i cant in any of the forces near by, yet the amount of overweight incapable police officers i see is unreal, i could clearly do the job better.... ya see the people of these police shows, running 20m, failing to catch the criminal, then coming back panting like a dog..... oh dear....

Robcampo;6090982

i would expect atleast 25 surely... ? 30 is obese so, 25 - 30 is still … i would expect atleast 25 surely... ? 30 is obese so, 25 - 30 is still classed as overweight (unless musclular etc etc) i would have thought at a bmi of 25 and say above 20-25% body fat (for men), they would make them lose weight....i want to get into the police, yet i cant in any of the forces near by, yet the amount of overweight incapable police officers i see is unreal, i could clearly do the job better.... ya see the people of these police shows, running 20m, failing to catch the criminal, then coming back panting like a dog..... oh dear....



Weve just had 1 new recruit fail the bleep test, unbelievable, its only 5.4. On the other hand weve just had 1 lad (same intake) who is also over 30 BMI (rugby lad) who does 13, which is brilliant.
Conclusion - BMI is not necessarily the best marker

Robcampo;6090982

i would expect atleast 25 surely... ? 30 is obese so, 25 - 30 is still … i would expect atleast 25 surely... ? 30 is obese so, 25 - 30 is still classed as overweight (unless musclular etc etc) i would have thought at a bmi of 25 and say above 20-25% body fat (for men), they would make them lose weight....i want to get into the police, yet i cant in any of the forces near by, yet the amount of overweight incapable police officers i see is unreal, i could clearly do the job better.... ya see the people of these police shows, running 20m, failing to catch the criminal, then coming back panting like a dog..... oh dear....



TV knows all.

Dunno about doing a degree with the police but, if you can't get into the Home Office police, 'cos of recruitment freeze, positive discrimination or whatever, you may do better with one of the national police forces:

the MOD police (Guards the interface between military and civillian worlds, including military nuke installations, special guarding duties and generally helping out local forces) - in know some one who joined up a year or two back. Absolutely loves it. Training is the same as the Home Office police do over several months "on the job", but the MOD Plod bobbies do it all in 14 weeks residential in Essex plus they are all firearms trained.

First posting is generally Aldermaston or Portsmouth, but there's 100 or so sites in the UK.

The Civil Nuclear police look after - er - civil nuke installations - power stations, nuke processing, transporting, etc.

The British transport Police - Transport, like it says on the tin.

There's also Customs and Excise and other similar outfits.

ADZ1478;6091013

Weve just had 1 new recruit fail the bleep test, unbelievable, its only … Weve just had 1 new recruit fail the bleep test, unbelievable, its only 5.4.



Wow ours is 9.2 for guys, and in the 7s for women!

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Fluffykins;6091284

the MOD police (Guards the interface between military and civillian … the MOD police (Guards the interface between military and civillian worlds, including military nuke installations, special guarding duties and generally helping out local forces) - in know some one who joined up a year or two back. Absolutely loves it.



Yeah but they've run out of money no overtime no TOIL I'm guessing a recruitment ban too like ourselves part of the same agency. Since their implementation have stripped 90% through wastage and voluntary redundancy.

Bora Horza;6092976

Wow ours is 9.2 for guys, and in the 7s for women!



Yeah the thing is that is sexist and discriminatory against men, surprised its not been changed yet?:thinking:

lumoruk;6093283

Yeah but they've run out of money no overtime no TOIL I'm guessing a … Yeah but they've run out of money no overtime no TOIL I'm guessing a recruitment ban too like ourselves part of the same agency. Since their implementation have stripped 90% through wastage and voluntary redundancy.



Doesn't sound like what I'm hearing from my chum. She's working lots of overtime in the MOD Plod at Aldermaston.

Still recruiting, too.
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