Just wondering have any ex army on here had any major dramas in getting in the Police in the past few years. I ask this as after going through the entire recruiting process for the 3 rd time in 2 years I have just been rejected yet again - this time for having too many occasions of sickness in the past 3 years. Funnilly enough the majority of occassions are for an injury that I got in the forces (which I have now fully recovered from) and if wasnt for that then I would have been well within the maximum number of occasions. Having spoke to the recruiting department they basically said that they saw me as unreliable and individual cases cannot be taken into account. They knew how many days I had back in January yet it took them until July to make their decision. A friend of mine was also recently rejected after undergoing the entire process as they said that he had taken out a consolidatory loan - even though he had now paid off the loan in full now and had no outstanding debt, their reasoning being that he was a financial risk in the looming credit crunch. It would make me feel better knowing that we aint the only ones! Another friend of mine who has been in the Police for the past 10 years or so says that years ago there were lots of ex forces joining up and now he doesnt see any. Is the police a numbers game as people say? Are people getting rejected due to being a normal hetro, white skinned males? Sorry if im going off on one, but a bit pished off with the whole thing on principal. All these do gooders you hear about who get in the police and join their gender/sexuality/race related groups and are basically encouraged to do so really get my goat. Whatever happened to joining the Police to serve a community? Just to add, I have every respect for the Police (Hence why I wanted to be A Police Officer) just dont understand where the powers that be within the organisation get their ideas from these days.