Clare C.

Police Constable
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About me

Clare C.
United Kingdom

My employment

Police Constable
North Yorkshire Police
United Kingdom
Armed forces and emergency services

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A day in the life of a Police Constable in the United Kingdom

How I found out about the job

Employer's website

The recruitment process

Paper sift, exam, role play carousel, fitness test and medical. The recruitment process occurred between Nov 2003 - Nov 2004.

My career history

Manager at York Maize maze, office work for Halifax mortgage business, temporary office work at Norwich Union, temporary office work at City of York council.

Courses taken since graduation

Counter Terrorism Search Training, Police Support Unit training, Public Order Evidence Gatherer training, Standard Police driver training, Method of entry training, first aid training, Use of Force training.

Where I hope to be in 5 years

I hope to achieve promotion eventually but I am enjoying my role currently.

My advice to students considering work

Use the careers service before leaving, don't let your future employment be an afterthought. Try to arrange some work experience relevant to your career whilst studying, it shows that you are keen and will look good on your CV!

What I do

I am a Police Constable on the Neighbourhood Support Team based at York. The team I work on is a force resource so we are deployed to all parts of the county of North Yorkshire if required. Our specialisms are search (executing warrants, counter terrorism searches and missing person searches) public order (the ability to deal with large scale disorder or 'riots') and proactive plain clothes work. I work in a team of 7 Constables and 1 Sgt. We are involved in many of the major enquiries in the force in some capacity so the work is interesting and varied.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Degree skills:
My degree helped to develop my ability to research, interrogate computer systems and documentation.

Extracurricular skills:
The developed the ability to integrate and communicate with people from different walks of life. I developed self confidence from independant living.

What I like most

I enjoy most aspects of my job, I particularily enjoy executing drugs warrants and the opportunity to take the drugs and their dealers off the streets.

What I like least

I don't enjoy the unsociable hours.

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