Just wondering...do many would-be police officers decide to join the Army because they are sick of the long wait? Basically, after going to the London Military Festival I am now considering joining the Army as an Officer as an option. Personally, in an ideal world I would like to be a Police Officer and serve in the TA as an Officer (have applied), but after nearly two years of the Police application process and in light of lowering Police entry standards joining the Army is something I feel I should consider. My only concern is that as a career-minded person will I get the opportunity to advance swiftly and make a difference in the Army? Anyway, that is me blathering on and threadnapping in my own thread. To recap, Army vs Police- do many give up on the Police and join the Army and if so do they enjoy it or regret it?