I'm new here! So hi!! I'm going to be honest and apologies in advance if I get personal. I'm a 23 year female. ex TA engineer (volunteered discharge because I work shifts and can't make it in anymore), photographer graduate. Police is one of the careers I've always wanted to do. If I do it, I need to do it now. I'm very small (let's re phrase that to frail) and I'm not confident with close support, okay I take that back, I'm appalling at it. I want to go into investigations but I've discovered this comes in once you're a full corporal. I looked into RAFP but it takes longer to get into investigations and my boyfriend who I'm settling down with has just passed his phase two from Southwick and I've been told the only possible way to be together is at Cyprus in the Police Triservice base. I'm weighing up the pros and cons. My concerns are close support, being able to be with my boyfriend, getting into the field I want, and coming back to civi life after 12 years and not having work. Do civi bil really take on people when they're in they're late 30s?!! I've already gone into the careers offices and even talked to both army and raf police. It's just not enough answers for me because they're still serving and there were no females there to relate to me or advise me.