Route to PC

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Route to PC

Postby Stev » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:09 am

Hi, for the past 6 months I have been looking to join my local police force as a PC. I failed my first application last month and now want to join either the specials or to be a PCSO to then gain vital experience to then move up into a full PC role.

Is this a good idea to become a PCSO to gain experience for then to apply for a PC role or would it best volunteering for that police force's specials when they are recruiting?

Also, is it common for PCSOs to then move into being a PC and if so, how much service do you usually see them doing before moving up?

Thanks in advance for any help

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