• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

the selection process to get into the police

Extracts from this document...


Assignment 4 To facilitate this assignment I will be describing the entry requirements, the initial training program and future opportunities in the given uniformed service. For this I will be exploring the police force. Task A, pass criteria Entry requirements Completing an applicant form is the first stage of the selection process to get into the police, there are necessary requirements that the applicant must meet: * In order to join the English police force the applicant must be aged eighteen years of age or above, the police prefer older candidates as they have more life experience. * They must also be a British, Irish or a commonwealth citizen they must be deemed of good character * Must be physically fit and health * Have a full driving license or be in the process of learning. All candidates: * Seeking selection in the police service must be of the highest integrity, honesty and have respect for diversity. * Must not have any convictions * Must successfully pass all elements of the selection process relevant to the post that they are applying for * Must be cleared in respect of the counter terrorism checks * Must be security cleared Task B, pass criteria Training process "If your application to become a Police Officer is successful you will initially serve a two year probationary period." ...read more.


Helicopters are mostly used but planes are also. They have technology including thermal imaging cameras which work by following heat sources and which transmit pictures to ground commanders. They often assist with serious traffic incidents. Specialist operations department They deal with tasks such as intelligence, security, protecting politicians, embassies and royalty. They also investigate some categories of serious crimes like racial and violent crime and terrorism. This department is responsible for making the airports and the surrounding area a hostile environment for criminal and terrorist activity by patrolling inside and outside the four terminal buildings and the local area. They must maintain an effective response to terrorist activity, working with partners and wider airport communities to gather intelligence, detect and prevent crime and dismantle organised criminal networks Human resources directorate They make sure that the police officers and staff are working at the highest possible standards. They recruit, train and develop all staff helping them to develop their careers. Commissioner's private office This is a fairly small department but very important providing professional and support function for the commissioner and deputy commissioner. Task B, Distinction criteria Training During training many candidates pull out there are many reasons for this the simplest of them all is the inability to keep up with training, whether the fitness aspect is too much or the candidate attends an extremely horrific scene and believes that they are not cut out for the job mentally or physically. ...read more.


On completion of 16 years service �33,810* 224 hours (28 days) On completion of 17 years service �33,810* 224 hours (28 days) On completion of 18 years service �33,810* 224 hours (28 days) On completion of 19 years service �33,810* 240 hours (30 days) On completion of 20 years service �33,810* 240 hours (30 days) Sergeants earn between �33,810 and �37,998* Inspectors earn between �43,320 and �46,989* Chief Inspectors earn between �47,949 and �49,923* * Officers who have been at this point for more than a year will be entitled to access a competency related threshold payment of �1,222 per year." (www.grampian.police.uk/Careers (Accessed 03.03.08)) A disadvantage would be the added responsibility they could go from being responsible for theirs and their partners actions to responsible for a whole force of officers, also the amount of paper work would increase with promotion. An advantage is extra training which would improve standards of work they are able to carry out and therefore open more career options. Also the higher their pay the higher their pension will be. The amount the disadvantages and advantages will effect someone is based on their personal ability and whether they deem the advantages to out do the disadvantages or by reverser. The police force has a very thorough selection process, training programme and a very diverse path of progression. ?? ?? ?? ?? Amy Ledster Uniformed employment Assignment 4 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Child development observation 1

    she said "yeh, look", and pointed to the bib. The next illustration was of children at the park. She got angry when she saw clouds in the sky, and said "clouds, naughty!". She spotted the small picture of an ice-cream van and shouted "ice-cream, ice-cream!".

  2. Who is responsible for Desdemona's death?

    Desdemona was unchaste and from there went on to provide "proof" of his claim, pretending the whole time that he was doing this because he "loves Othello". Othello takes his word for it and trusts him right to the end and constantly calls him "honest Iago" Whereas really he wanted

  1. Marketing courseowrk task 3 memo

    TV adverts are usually very effective for the fact that nearly everyone in the country has access to a TV and therefore they would be able to watch the commercial in their houses and they will not have to

  2. Extended programme notes

    The transition between low and high levels suggests at the characters weakness- as if being thrown about the space, as seen in sections A and C. I choreographed this dance as a solo because I wished for it to focus around an individual's fight to break free from the confines

  1. My Beautician hand book - Basic skincare. How make-up should be applied to different ...

    If you have no obvious cheekbones, then you can apply the blush underneath your natural cheekbone (you can feel it with your fingers). For obvious cheekbones, apply the blush on top of your cheeks just to soften it up or for that all natural look, apply the blush on the apples of your cheeks.

  2. GCSE Astronomy Controlled Assessment B4: Constellation Photography

    This has pointer stars: Merak and Dubhe which point to Polaris (used to determine North) aswell as the 'arc' of the plough pointing to Arcturus. The stars in Plough are relatively bright allowing me to work out colours. I will use a labelled imagevii of it to help me identify

  1. Citizenship Task. Our aim was to raise awareness of the issues concerning Global ...

    Become aware of charities and organizations trying to make a difference and to try and help by becoming involved in their work and the different projects they pursue Candidate?s full name Candidate number Maaria Wadee 4494 What type(s) of presentation or media will you use to get the message across?

  2. GCSE Astronomy controlled assessment - B4 Constellation Photography

    Here are the stars I have chosen from each constellation. Star Constellation Apparent Magnitude Colour Mizar8 Ursa Major 2.23 White Algieba9 Leo 1.98 Orange/Pale yellow Caph10 Cassiopeia 2.27 Yellow/White Observation Several photos of each constellation were taken over the three days; I then selected what I thought were the best photos for each.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work