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  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭ recruit099


    Homer or anyone else know is the first 4 weeks are optional to stay? Or is it now you can no longer stay at all unless you meet the requirements?


  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭ WittyName291


    The latter. Only stay if you meet requirements


  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭ recruit099


    That’s fair, wanted to atleast stay for the first 4 weeks but sure I’ll suck it up


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    recruit099 wrote: »
    Homer or anyone else know is the first 4 weeks are optional to stay? Or is it now you can no longer stay at all unless you meet the requirements?

    All or nothing; stay for full course or not at all. Again only if you live 35+ miles away.

    It is a shame but budget cuts and all that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 ✭✭✭ Skinofmyteeth


    For the tech gurus, I have an ageing laptop. Any tablets out there that you can use to carry out the work needed to do in Garneville or would you recommend getting a new laptop?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    For the tech gurus, I have an ageing laptop. Any tablets out there that you can out the work needed to do in Garneville or would you recommend getting a new laptop?

    All you really need it for is your work based project so Word and an internet connection.

    Everything else you can do on the computers in Garnerville. A small tablet is certainly useful but not essential


  • Registered Users Posts: 32 ✭✭✭ Skinofmyteeth


    Homer01 wrote: »
    All you really need it for is your work based project so Word and an internet connection.

    Everything else you can do on the computers in Garnerville. A small tablet is certainly useful but not essential

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭ blueboat


    If I can give one tip for starting GV, just roll with it - you'll be outside your comfort zone and there will be times where you feel like "stuff this" but it'll all come good after the initial period. It's just a big game.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    The rollercoaster doesn't stop when you get through the green gates.

    Fortunately the up days outweigh the down days. There are loads of really great up days that you'll not get anywhere else :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 214 ✭✭ Trainee bob


    sooo how early is to early to show up for induction??...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25 PumpinRon


    sooo how early is to early to show up for induction??...
    I think 30mins would be excessive; I'll be arriving 15mins before appointed time. See you all there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    You will be sent away if you're too early.
    As said about 15 minutes before the time would be ideal.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10 ✭✭✭ GV2018


    How are you getting on Homer? Must be getting toward the end of the course now?


  • Registered Users Posts: 143 ✭✭ Ciano1997


    Guys I’m hoping to apply in the next recruitment campaign I’m from the south Dublin. Have a few questions about the Police college. So you get to stay on campus mon-fri be able to leave Friday and return back sun?

    With regards of getting paid while training, how long do you have till you can find sustainable accommodation before starting at the station you are based in?

    If anyone is from the south of Ireland could you please message me and tell me about your experience in the PSNI , any news is helpful.
    Kind regards
    C


  • Registered Users Posts: 190 ✭✭ Faugha


    Hi all,

    Just wondering how much of the previous posts by Homer etc apply to those of us starting in August given that it’s no longer residential... any hints or tips or ideas how it differs. I’m guessing no show parades if you havnt a bed space etc

    TIA


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 GV


    What are you looking to know specifically? No show parades any more full stop.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    Faugha wrote: »
    Hi all,

    Just wondering how much of the previous posts by Homer etc apply to those of us starting in August given that it’s no longer residential... any hints or tips or ideas how it differs. I’m guessing no show parades if you havnt a bed space etc

    TIA

    Congrats on getting the call!

    I assume it's the same; i.e. the 35 mile limit? I was not residential so made the journey in and out every day, changing in cramped locker space and ultimately living the dream :D

    That said; anything I've posted here is from someone who doesn't live in.

    Any questions just shout.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ✭✭✭ ldngal18


    The 35 mile rule still applies - you can use your card in the canteen though. No need to carry lots of cash around :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    GV wrote: »
    What are you looking to know specifically? No show parades any more full stop.

    GV you seem to be in the know.

    Just wanted to clarify, no mandatory residential period of 4 weeks and no show parades at all? I live fairly close to GV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    W221 wrote: »
    GV you seem to be in the know.

    Just wanted to clarify, no mandatory residential period of 4 weeks and no show parades at all? I live fairly close to GV.

    That sums it up.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


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    Homer01 wrote: »
    That sums it up.

    Cool! Thank you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Fuxxy


    Just to ask, for bringing your items/kit to work is there any backpacks that would be recommended?

    Obviously not for anything that needs ironed, as I would have suit holders for that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭ W221


    Fuxxy wrote: »
    Just to ask, for bringing your items/kit to work is there any backpacks that would be recommended?

    Obviously not for anything that needs ironed, as I would have suit holders for that.

    I’d probably go for a gym grip style bag, wee bit bigger than a rucksack.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭ Homer01


    Fuxxy wrote: »
    Just to ask, for bringing your items/kit to work is there any backpacks that would be recommended?

    Obviously not for anything that needs ironed, as I would have suit holders for that.

    I brought a small backpack which went from the locker room to the classroom and back again.

    Much handier than carrying a huge ring binder, stationery, printer paper and other bits with you. Our classroom was a considerable distance from the locker room so forgetting something was a right pain.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 FrmOutsideN.I


    Hi folks, newbie on here. Came across the thread while looking for more info. I'm a first time applicant from the south and as of now, I've been successful in my 2020 application, progressing ahead slowly.

    I know there are more hurdles to come. As a young family person, I believe it's time to plan ahead, in case I pass the other stages and get the call, which is still a long shot away. Would be great if anyone could help with the below:

    1. Would you advise renting and living close to your place of work?

    2. Let's say I get placed in one of the Belfast stations. Which postcodes would you feel safe as an officer?

    3. Apartment or house?

    4. AC (for someone who's been through before) What type of scenario can we anticipate?

    Responses which might give away privacy and be a security concern can be PM'd, of course.

    Thank you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 197 ✭✭ NeeNaw21


    Hi folks, newbie on here. Came across the thread while looking for more info. I'm a first time applicant from the south and as of now, I've been successful in my 2020 application, progressing ahead slowly.

    I know there are more hurdles to come. As a young family person, I believe it's time to plan ahead, in case I pass the other stages and get the call, which is still a long shot away. Would be great if anyone could help with the below:

    1. Would you advise renting and living close to your place of work?

    2. Let's say I get placed in one of the Belfast stations. Which postcodes would you feel safe as an officer?

    3. Apartment or house?

    4. AC (for someone who's been through before) What type of scenario can we anticipate?

    Responses which might give away privacy and be a security concern can be PM'd, of course.

    Thank you.

    1. NI is a small place so define close? My commute to work is very short.

    2. PM me

    3. Whatever you want.

    4. Can't give specifics we are all subject to an NDA


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