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January intake

  • 08-12-2016 5:30pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭ Delightscience


    Anyone else get the welcome pack today? It's all becoming very real now.

    It's good to know at this stage which districts are available.

    So exciting!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 447 ✭✭ swl33t


    That is good to know! What is there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭ didierdrogba


    Really? What exactly have you been told around districts as that would definitely be a buck in the trend if they've given you options already considering they're normally still faffing over this a week before graduation?!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭ Delightscience


    It's a form which has to be filled out prior to commencing SOPT- order of preference, up to 4 districts. Don't want to go into the specifics, but certain districts are not available.


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


    Makes sense to get an idea of where officers would ideally want to be placed. Gives them plenty of time to put plans in place.

    Btw where are all your fellow January comrades? I do enjoy reading the intake threads :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭ Delightscience


    Haha...was wondering that myself. Maybe I'm in a "class" all by myself??


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  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭ didierdrogba


    It's a form which has to be filled out prior to commencing SOPT- order of preference, up to 4 districts. Don't want to go into the specifics, but certain districts are not available.

    Interesting...any chance you'd be happier sending me a PM of which aren't available, understand if you're not comfortable with it I'm just curious as to whether my district is on the list from a purely self preservational sense!


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭ Nerves2016


    Still waiting on my forms,so I will be interested to see the districts available.
    But I can assume with Cookstown, Armagh and Ballymena to be opened, they are possibilities
    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/revealed-the-12-police-stations-being-closed-in-northern-ireland-and-the-three-new-bases-35278997.html
    Anyhow, how's the shopping list going - anyone managed to locate Selyt clothes for cleaning boots yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭ C3POPO


    Any word on the residential element of GV? I was talking to Recruitment last week and they said it was "not compulsory"!


  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭ dollasign


    C3POPO wrote: »
    Any word on the residential element of GV? I was talking to Recruitment last week and they said it was "not compulsory"!

    Yep no longer a requirement but if you live far enough away you can still live in for the whole course.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭ Delightscience


    From what I've read, there is still a 4 week residential but it is no longer compulsory. So It's up to you if you want to participate and "live-in" GV for 4 weeks. After the 4 weeks, those who live in excess of 35 miles and wish to stay up can do so. I think I want to do the 4 week residential. I know it will be tough with a young family but it's all part of the experience is it not?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭ blueboat


    From what I've read, there is still a 4 week residential but it is no longer compulsory. So It's up to you if you want to participate and "live-in" GV for 4 weeks. After the 4 weeks, those who live in excess of 35 miles and wish to stay up can do so. I think I want to do the 4 week residential. I know it will be tough with a young family but it's all part of the experience is it not?
    Yea I agree, i'd deff still want to go for the residential. I think you'd get to know the other recruits a lot better that way and as you said all part of the package. I understand the changes though and how it would help others though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 248 ✭✭ D4z


    Nerves2016 wrote: »
    Still waiting on my forms,so I will be interested to see the districts available.
    But I can assume with Cookstown, Armagh and Ballymena to be opened, they are possibilities
    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/revealed-the-12-police-stations-being-closed-in-northern-ireland-and-the-three-new-bases-35278997.html
    Anyhow, how's the shopping list going - anyone managed to locate Selyt clothes for cleaning boots yet?

    Grabbed a few on eBay for a few quid.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭ Delightscience


    Anyone else get the pack yet?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 38 resp5


    Yep got the pack too. Time to bust out the polishing clothes and lint rollers again!


  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭ blueboat


    What's in the pack guys?


  • Registered Users Posts: 201 ✭✭ Psni26


    Yup got my pack too on Wednesday :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 158 ✭✭ Legally clueless


    Random question. Do you need to supply paper part of your licence?? I


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,620 ✭✭✭ Banterbus28


    Nerves2016 wrote: »
    Still waiting on my forms,so I will be interested to see the districts available.
    But I can assume with Cookstown, Armagh and Ballymena to be opened, they are possibilities
    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/revealed-the-12-police-stations-being-closed-in-northern-ireland-and-the-three-new-bases-35278997.html
    Anyhow, how's the shopping list going - anyone managed to locate Selyt clothes for cleaning boots yet?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/SELVYT-BOOT-SHOE-POLISHING-CLOTH/dp/B006026F38


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 412 ✭✭ majgreen


    Random question. Do you need to supply paper part of your licence?? I

    Yes! Dig it out now to save time later


  • Registered Users Posts: 447 ✭✭ swl33t


    Does it tell you guys when you'll find out about your posting?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭ Delightscience


    swl33t wrote: »
    Does it tell you guys when you'll find out about your posting?

    Yes? The booklet states that we find out our allocated station at the induction weekend? If I've read that correctly then that's great!


  • Registered Users Posts: 447 ✭✭ swl33t


    Thats a big change! Will be great to find out early to get organised!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 JX4321


    swl33t wrote: »
    Does it tell you guys when you'll find out about your posting?

    Yes? The booklet states that we find out our allocated station at the induction weekend? If I've read that correctly then that's great!
    Sorry to be nit-picking, but officially the booklet only states that you'll be informed of your District allocation at induction, doesn't promise anything to us about what station we'll be at. Certainly hoping they'll give us that information if they can.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭ Delightscience


    JX4321 wrote: »
    swl33t wrote: »
    Does it tell you guys when you'll find out about your posting?

    Yes? The booklet states that we find out our allocated station at the induction weekend? If I've read that correctly then that's great!
    Sorry to be nit-picking, but officially the booklet only states that you'll be informed of your District allocation at induction, doesn't promise anything to us about what station we'll be at. Certainly hoping they'll give us that information if they can.

    Sorry I meant district.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 62 ✭✭ Delightscience


    JX4321 wrote: »
    swl33t wrote: »
    Does it tell you guys when you'll find out about your posting?

    Yes? The booklet states that we find out our allocated station at the induction weekend? If I've read that correctly then that's great!
    Sorry to be nit-picking, but officially the booklet only states that you'll be informed of your District allocation at induction, doesn't promise anything to us about what station we'll be at. Certainly hoping they'll give us that information if they can.

    Sorry I meant district.


  • Registered Users Posts: 447 ✭✭ swl33t


    JX4321 wrote: »
    swl33t wrote: »
    Does it tell you guys when you'll find out about your posting?

    Yes? The booklet states that we find out our allocated station at the induction weekend? If I've read that correctly then that's great!
    Sorry to be nit-picking, but officially the booklet only states that you'll be informed of your District allocation at induction, doesn't promise anything to us about what station we'll be at. Certainly hoping they'll give us that information if they can.

    Certainly a lot better than before, might be to stop people dropping out halfway through training if they dont like where theyre posted!


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


    Even knowing your district will go a long way in your own planning :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 560 ✭✭✭ Timetravel


    I heard a few weeks ago that the new intakes would find out station early and spend some time there during training


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


    Timetravel wrote: »
    I heard a few weeks ago that the new intakes would find out station early and spend some time there during training

    That would make sense as that was an issue raised during the report. That during student training they never visited an actual working station.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 447 ✭✭ swl33t


    Hands up who is excited or nervous?! Very jealous!


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