Shield wrote: »
Recruitment is open from 4th-25th February. Good luck to all applicants.
For your amusement (and possibly to educate others) I've compiled the Top 10 reasons people have walked on Day 1:They didn't know it involved shift work
They didn't know they had to carry a gun
They didn't know they had to walk beat patrols
They thought the uniform was optional: "Oh no it's ok, I want to do plain clothes work" (said to a Drill Instructor on Day 1 when ordered to change into uniform)
They thought their personal car would be automatically modified with personal issue blues and twos ("What if I'm stuck in traffic?")
They thought they could transfer to America, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
They thought there were performance-related bonuses linked to arrests, speeding tickets and successful prosecutions
They thought the job carried 'perks' like free admission to concerts with Access All Areas, VIP lounges and the like
They thought they'd be able to "fix" tickets and fines for their family, friends, and even themselves... which leads me on to number 10
They thought being a Police Officer meant you had Diplomatic Immunity
W221 wrote: »
For my own indulgence, do many people walk after induction day?
endainoz wrote: »
That list could probably could be used for most police forces.
NIMAN wrote: »
It looks like many have no idea of anything about the PSNI or the environment they work in?
sharon1986 wrote: »
oh don't even talk....its mad some questions!
Are you happy with your allocated district, was it one of your chosen?
W221 wrote: »
Yes I’m happy with mine, and yeah it was one of my choices! You’re in my intake aren’t you? Are you happy with yours?
stevob7 wrote: »
Is it quite likely to get deployed somewhere within the Belfast district if this is your only choice given that there are many officers required to cover this area?
musicfan76 wrote: »
I have seen people finish on day 1 and not come back. There was at least 1 on my induction, who didn't come back.