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    Who would have thought...

    Who would have thought getting into the police was so hard. Went to a assessment centre presentation last night for Info on what I will do in the actual assessment centre...OMG Im dreading it more than my University exams and it looks like it will be harder!
    Since leaving school my maths knowledge has sharply declined (which is bad because I got a B in my GCSE maths) and Ive gotta do 25 questions in 12min.
    Its going to be a long 2 weeks me thinks.

    Anyone got any handy hints or tips or has anyone been through this with the police any info would be appreciated.

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    I got into the police a few months back...was dead easy!











    She wasnt very good though...




    No tips etc mate, just want to wish you good luck:thumbsup:

    there are books available online for these types of tests, have a look at amazon etc, good luck, the questions arent really hard and there are many other parts of the selection process other than the written examination.

    just show you lack of common sense and the ability to spot a car doing 5mph over the limit and your a shoe in...........



    baited......







    waits for DC........

    o and uve got a degree aswell have u? thats even better for u...u can go into the graduate scheme after 2 years of patrolling an area.

    I'd definately brush up on your maths.
    2 weeks is way longer than 12 minutes. :w00t:

    MinstrelMan;3449356

    just show you lack of common sense and the ability to spot a car doing … just show you lack of common sense and the ability to spot a car doing 5mph over the limit and your a shoe in...........baited......waits for DC........



    omg what an ignorant comment blah blah blah police protect and serve blah blah blah stick to the rules and they wont bother u....that extra 5mph could kill a child

    omg ur a killer

    ban him

    brb getting a hot chocolate.

    acecatcher3;3449367

    brb getting a hot chocolate.



    with marshmallows?

    MinstrelMan;3449382

    with marshmallows?



    yoyoyoyoyoyoyo i just did a tim tam slam! u ever done one of those! lovely!

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    acecatcher3;3449409

    yoyoyoyoyoyoyo i just did a tim tam slam! u ever done one of those! … yoyoyoyoyoyoyo i just did a tim tam slam! u ever done one of those! lovely!


    lol


    wut?

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the info guys - Luckly because I work in a school I'm getting one of the maths teachers to give me a crash course on basic things i've forgot.

    P.S - I already had a hot chocolate - muhwahahahahah

    ^^^^^^^ what ODB said.

    my mum tryed getting into the police last year she passed with flying colours on the first part but when it came to the fitness she failed as she is 52 and they wanted her to run for 7 miles and she couldnt do it. sadly you have to be under 55 to go in to the police and once failed you have to wait for 12 months before you can try again and the trainings 3years so she cannot do it again.

    getting into the police is very hard my brother failed 3 times at the final stage.
    He got in first time for the chemical police which should be harder as hes armed 24/7 .

    The exams are quite hard to progress as all police sit same ones but nonetheless he got his sergeants within 18 months and is now trying for inspector and hes been there about 3yrs maybe less

    remember my mum saying about the maths etc and they also had her go in a room and deal with someone ranting and raving at her to see how she coped and she passed all that i remember her waiting for the results to come through the post she was so chuffed she had got past that stage but in the second stage with the fitness she failed.

    MinstrelMan;3449356

    just show you lack of common sense and the ability to spot a car doing … just show you lack of common sense and the ability to spot a car doing 5mph over the limit and your a shoe in................



    :x

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    DIVA1977;3449482

    getting into the police is very hard my brother failed 3 times at the … getting into the police is very hard my brother failed 3 times at the final stage.He got in first time for the chemical police which should be harder as hes armed 24/7 .The exams are quite hard to progress as all police sit same ones but nonetheless he got his sergeants within 18 months and is now trying for inspector and hes been there about 3yrs maybe less



    Good for him - Thing is you cant apply again for a year so I need get this one chance and take it

    goodluck i hope you pass i have heard the 25 questions in 12 minutes is easy my mum only ansered about 18 and she passed that part they work on percentage. you will be ok. goodluck.

    bitseylango;3449533

    :x



    oi mush, why have you deliberatly erased parts that show thats a tongue in cheek comment then come at me you your scowley face eh?

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    greyparrot;3449548

    goodluck i hope you pass i have heard the 25 questions in 12 minutes is … goodluck i hope you pass i have heard the 25 questions in 12 minutes is easy my mum only ansered about 18 and she passed that part they work on percentage. you will be ok. goodluck.



    Thanks :roll:

    I've heard the role play section is a huge factor in the assessment - lucky I think my days at Tesco will help me cope with any unhappy customers

    lol at when i get a degree and i shoot for a rifle club already......my life is definately destined for the police.

    MinstrelMan;3449549

    dont gimmi that face div.......... you know I've only cast that out there … dont gimmi that face div.......... you know I've only cast that out there to get a response from DC



    div!!!!!!!

    now I have your full attention...........hows you? xxxxxxxx

    sorry for thread hijack........my OH is a copper and he loves his job been in 21 years now so things have changed re: assesment process, but good luck, dont fret over it.........if its meant to be.......xxxxx

    acecatcher3;3449568

    lol at when i get a degree and i shoot for a rifle club already......my … lol at when i get a degree and i shoot for a rifle club already......my life is definately destined for the police.




    or an educated assassin...... many career paths :thumbsup:

    red_dwarfer;3449567

    Thanks :roll:I've heard the role play section is a huge factor in the … Thanks :roll:I've heard the role play section is a huge factor in the assessment - lucky I think my days at Tesco will help me cope with any unhappy customers



    yeah the roleplay is very important, u have to say the right things at the right time, my brother in law had a book about the police roleplay ill ask him what its called when i get home, i know it made him more confident as he knew to drop certain words in certain parts of the roleplay.

    bitseylango;3449572

    div!!!!!!!now I have your full attention...........hows you? xxxxxxxx



    yeah DIV!!!! although I have now edited that post to call you "mush"

    stop thread hijacking and just ask me all your questions in secret love notes and post them under my dorr like the old days.

    MinstrelMan;3449588

    yeah DIV!!!! although I have now edited that post to call you "mush" … yeah DIV!!!! although I have now edited that post to call you "mush" :pstop thread hijacking and just ask me all your questions in secret love notes and post them under my dorr like the old days.



    *rushes off to find the scented notepad and pencil x

    bitseylango;3449593

    *rushes off to find the scented notepad and pencil x



    oh it was supposed to be scented? I just thought it was becuase youre that old you natually smelled of lavander :w00t:






















    *runs*

    MinstrelMan;3449618

    *runs*



    *grabs motability scooter and gives case*

    bitseylango;3449627

    *grabs motability scooter and gives case*



    dont go over the speed limit.....

    you see that, now back on topic........ my awesomeness out of 10 = 11 :thumbsup:

    i enjoyed doing the roleplaying part of it , they like you to go in full of confidence ( almost cocky !)
    try not to use slang or get embarassed.. lol
    the fitness test has been made ALOT easier than it was , the panel interview isnt so bad.. just have loads of scenarios ready and hope they fit the questions.. try to find some key words that you know they will like and use them.
    research the role and the force area you live in ..

    hope all goes well

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    kassy2005;3449800

    i enjoyed doing the roleplaying part of it , they like you to go in full … i enjoyed doing the roleplaying part of it , they like you to go in full of confidence ( almost cocky !)try not to use slang or get embarassed.. lol the fitness test has been made ALOT easier than it was , the panel interview isnt so bad.. just have loads of scenarios ready and hope they fit the questions.. try to find some key words that you know they will like and use them. research the role and the force area you live in ..hope all goes well



    Yeah I'm going to go back over my life and find scenarios that fit in with the 7 competencies...pity my life is a huge collage of grey interspersed with trips to the toilet
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