Civ Pol medical / fitness / vetting

#1
First post so please be nice.

Decided to get out earlier this year and applied to the police. I then got dicked with a short notice posting overseas.

I have now passed the police recruitment process. They know I am in the Forces and their HR is currently looking to see if they can short circuit any of the medical / fitness / vetting as a result. Basically not duplicating paperwork if we don't need to.

I am developed vetting with 4 years to run on it. I have never had any medical or fitness issues.

Anyone done the military to police route recently? Is it possible to transfer medical / fitness / vetting without having to start from scratch with the police? I am obviously not keen on completing paperwork in triplicate and attending medicals in the UK as I am posted overseas at the moment and it's a load of hassle if I can just get stuff ported over by the Med Centre or Occupational Health Unit.

Thanks for any help.
 
#2
First post so please be nice.

Decided to get out earlier this year and applied to the police. I then got dicked with a short notice posting overseas.

I have now passed the police recruitment process. They know I am in the Forces and their HR is currently looking to see if they can short circuit any of the medical / fitness / vetting as a result. Basically not duplicating paperwork if we don't need to.

I am developed vetting with 4 years to run on it. I have never had any medical or fitness issues.

Anyone done the military to police route recently? Is it possible to transfer medical / fitness / vetting without having to start from scratch with the police? I am obviously not keen on completing paperwork in triplicate and attending medicals in the UK as I am posted overseas at the moment and it's a load of hassle if I can just get stuff ported over by the Med Centre or Occupational Health Unit.

Thanks for any help.
The DV is not difficult to transfer, the question is will your force pay any fees to transfer it, as you won't be using it straight away.


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#3
The DV is not difficult to transfer, the question is will your force pay any fees to transfer it, as you won't be using it straight away.


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If you're not in a DV post (you won't be) can't see them sponsoring it. You probably just need a basic check. So shouldn't be an issue. Med records no different than as if you had a GP.
fitness test can't believe that they won't want to make you do one under their supervision.
 
#4
Depends on the force in question. I had a gap, so wasn't going straight across. Vetting - I still had valid NATO clearances but Civpol were not interested. Their vetting can be a bit weird - deactivate your Facebook, delete your twitter and Linked in accounts. According to a source in my own force's HR dept, well over half of applicants fail vetting and almost 90% of these are down to social media!

There is a medical questionnaire to fill in [for which my GP kindly charged me £40] I also provided Occ Health with my med notes [they already had them as I was a Special] and they quizzed me in detail about two aspects - a case of depression [treated and recovered] and the state of my knees . In the end neither was an issue.

Fitness - the police standard is 5.4 on the bleep test which is not going to cause any problems. The push/pull test was binned a couple of years ago [Police Scotland and MoD Plod have a higher test standard]
 
#5
Different forces different vetting, fitness. Ours is Level 7 min and PCA look on you tube , obstacle course circuit and CT vetting. Was also DV, Cosmic TS etc but not relevant to Police. Medical yep so they don’t get blamed for an old or existing injuries (knees, back etc).
 

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