I applied to the police, now what?

#1
I done 6 years and think its time for a career change for me, so I applied for the police force, once before I went on tour (was rejected), and now again afterwards.
Application is going well this time, but they require proof that I can be released upon job offer.
The other key point is I have not yet signed off (Not doing any of that hail Mary bullshit).

Questions are who do I approach within the CoC to push this forwards and is it possible to apply for an early release if this pans out.
I wouldn't expect say next week, but even if it can potentially knock a few months off that's a win to me.
I was thinking RCMO definitely, but who else.
And are there any other points people think i'm missing.
 
#2
I done 6 years and think its time for a career change for me, so I applied for the police force, once before I went on tour (was rejected), and now again afterwards.
Application is going well this time, but they require proof that I can be released upon job offer.
The other key point is I have not yet signed off (Not doing any of that hail Mary bullshit).

Questions are who do I approach within the CoC to push this forwards and is it possible to apply for an early release if this pans out.
I wouldn't expect say next week, but even if it can potentially knock a few months off that's a win to me.
I was thinking RCMO definitely, but who else.
And are there any other points people think i'm missing.
Unfortunately you have to give a years notice to leave the army. Police recruitment is so fragile at the moment that in my Force at least, folks are being given a months notice of courses starting due to funding being found. People who refuse that start date often don’t get a second offer or wait a few years and have to go through the process again.

Speak to your RCMO asap and see what can be done.
 

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#3
Do what I did. Don't tell the army, lie to the police.

Once you're in the final interview and it's been approved, ask for early release. The first my Regiment knew about it was when I told them I'd been accepted and could I **** off now please
I was out within three months.

Don't terminate before you've got a confirmed appointment in the police.

Unfortunately you have to give a years notice to leave the army.
As above in mine, this isn't the case. They can expedite your release but it depends on whether or not you were a good lad and how much they want to **** you about.

I'd done well with them and they were gutted to let me go but couldn't fault my reasons for wanting to leave.
 
#4
I'd wait until you've passed every part of the selection stage before thinking of leaving the forces.

I failed the final interview twice (1st time for failing the equality & diversity question and 2nd time for failing some other dull question) even though I passed every other part of the selection process. Wasn't allowed to apply more than twice and Tbh the whole process was taking far too long, about a year for each attempt.
 
#5
If you sign off and are not successful, what is the likelihood that you couldn’t sign back on? Given recruitment and retention at the moment, I would have thought that they would be happy to allow you to stay.
 
#6
I'd wait until you've passed every part of the selection stage before thinking of leaving the forces.

I failed the final interview twice (1st time for failing the equality & diversity question and 2nd time for failing some other dull question) even though I passed every other part of the selection process. Wasn't allowed to apply more than twice and Tbh the whole process was taking far too long, about a year for each attempt.
If you can remember it, tell us what the Equality & Diversity question was that you failed.
Might be enlightening.
 

MrBane

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#7
If you can remember it, tell us what the Equality & Diversity question was that you failed.
Might be enlightening.
"What? Ragheads?"

:mrgreen:

If you sign off and are not successful, what is the likelihood that you couldn’t sign back on? Given recruitment and retention at the moment, I would have thought that they would be happy to allow you to stay.
The issue I had, was they weren't cancelling terminations when I did it. The police couldn't seem to understand that I was risking my job without being guaranteed a job with them. Hence why I lied through my teeth that it was in process and everything was fine.

Arf arf.
 
#8
If you can remember it, tell us what the Equality & Diversity question was that you failed.
Might be enlightening.
It was something really banal like "what does equality and diversity mean?" The feedback I got shortly afterwards was that it meant giving people equality of opportunity. I probably would've known that had I bothered to research it. The 10 minute stood up, spittle flecked, finger pointing diatribe might have come across as a bit earnest in retrospect.

It's diversity and inclusion these days which the police are probably paid up to. Look it up, the bumpf is likely online.
 

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