Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

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Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Darkstar » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:49 pm

Hi Everyone :slroll:

Is anybody else here currently applying to Suffolk Constabulary as a PCSO?

I'm part way through to a possible January start.

All the very best!

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Morley » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:09 pm

Welcome to the site Darkstar. How is your application going then?
Police Constable Application
Application Sent - 8th August 08
Passed Paper Sift - 24th September 08
Assessment Centre - February 09

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Darkstar » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:02 pm

Hi Morley,

Thanks for the welcome :slsm:

I have passed the paper sift, passed the assessment, passed the interview and been measured up for the uniform (tried all the gear on too!) - just got the medical on 19th November + CRB check (posted today) + references, so looking promising for a 5th January start :D

Cheers!

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Morley » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:51 pm

Sounds like you're in, not wishing to tempt fate.

Well done. How did you find this site and what made you choose the PCSO role?
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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Darkstar » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:51 pm

Yeah lets hope so :slww:

I think it's a great job because it offers a real opportunity to play a part in maintaining a safe and enjoyable community for everyone in it. I know there will be great, happy, funny, sad and tough experiences but it's making a difference that counts. Everyone seems so positive about the job and it looks as though there are really good achievements to be made.

I actually found this forum by putting 'PCSO' into Google and here I am. I've read some very interesting and useful tips and advice and I can already see from it just how well everyone pulls together.

I'll keep you posted on how it's going.

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by kaylz » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:52 pm

Heya :)

Wello done you! :slsm:
I'm now applying for the PCSO positions, closing date this fri. Just doing the person spec and experiences section on the app and hoping to send it off tomorrow. I'm dead excited, just hope i make it through!

How are u finding it all so far?

Kay x

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Darkstar » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:41 pm

Hi Kay,

Many thanks for that :slroll:

I have to say that the Suffolk Constabulary have been great - everything has been very well organised and I've got answers to questions when I've needed them.

I have the medical next Wednesday (19th Nov) then it's just down to the CRB checks (currently ongoing) and then references which I'm very confident about.

It's a job I've wanted since the first day I heard about it and I'm on the brink of getting there now :slroll: (fingers crossed).

I guess you have got the forms in now? Let me know how you get on ok?

Cheers! :slby:

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by kaylz » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:59 pm

Hiya :slhi:

That's great! Hope it all goes well on 19th, sounds like you are almost there!
Got my forms in yesterday. How long did it take for you to get callbacks etc? Things moving fast?

Kay :slbell:

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Darkstar » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:26 pm

HI again Kay :slby:

Yeah things are moving pretty quickly compared to others it seems.

Individual apps and timescales are different, and the pressures on the constabulary are no doubt variable too.

As a rough guide you are probably looking at several weeks after the closing date for apps before you get a response, as I know there have been masses of applications - don't forget that they are also doing loads of other apps for Officers, Admin etc etc on top of the PCSO apps.

What I would advise is that you don't contact them with regards to timescales - wait until until you hear from them as they'll let you know as soon as they know themselves. They are of course open to other queries whilst your forms are being looked at.

Please let me know when you do hear ok?

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Darkstar » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:54 pm

Hi again Kay,

Sorry for the delay in posting but there was a delay following my medical and a few points had to be clarified.

Anyway, the good news is that I have now been cleared medically and an official job offer is on it's way this week apparently :slhi:

I'm so happy - after approximately 3 months it's a great feeling to make it over the line.

Have you any news yet?

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by kaylz » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:04 am

Hey!

That is excellent news! :slcud: you must be sooo pleased!
I have heard nothing so far, 2 weeks since i handed in my application. Only 2 weeks since closing date on friday though. I just wish i knew SOMETHING lol. I hate playing the waiting game :slch2:

Let me know when you start etc :slhi: would be great to know how you're finding everything

Have a great week!

Kaylz x

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Darkstar » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:06 pm

Hi again Kay :slby:

I received the official job offer today and have accepted - yeah it feels great! :slroll: I'm handing in my notice at work tomorrow morning :slhi:

We are having a pre-induction meet one evening to meet everyone and I think that's an excellent idea. We start training on 5th January so I've got a few weeks off before we start.

Well, you are probably more or less half way through the wait already and time will fly for you now, so the very best of luck with the next stage.

Please keep me updated on your progress as I'd like to know how you get on.

Take care and best wishes.
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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by kaylz » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:37 pm

Hey again :)

That's fantastic news! Happy for you....and a lil jealous :wink:
I received a letter on Saturday explaining that i might not hear anything until the new year due to the amount of applications they need to go through. Still, i know they have mine and are now assessing it which is good to know :D
Will update you as and when i hear anything, make sure you do the same! Always good to know what is going on in regards to training :)

If i don't hear from you before, have an AWESOME Xmas and happy new year!

kay x

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by Darkstar » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:14 pm

Hi again Kay :slby:

Many thanks - It's still sinking in really but I'm about to leave my current job so that'll bring it home to me :D

Yeah they get masses of applications it seems, but they are very good at keeping you up to speed on what's happening and I think it's fantastic that they have taken the trouble to let you know about a possible delay.

I'll certainly keep you updated on my progress and I'd love to hear how you get on too :slsm:

By the way, which area are you hoping to get posted to? Do you have a town in mind?

Cheers! :slby:

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Re: Anyone applying to Suffolk Constabulary?

Post by kaylz » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:09 pm

Helloooo :)
sorry for the delay, been a busy week at work and with Xmas coming up.

When do you leave your current job? Must feel amazing, perfect start to your new year!
I actually hadn't even thought about where i would like to be posted lol. How mad is that!? I've just been taking it a step at a time. I live in Felixstowe at the moment so anywhere near here i guess. I don't drive yet which limits me a bit. Where have you chosen?

Regards

Kay

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