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Lemondrop14 Wed 15-Mar-17 16:51:56

DD 22 lives here in France with us - we moved over for DH's job when she was little. She is doing her 2nd year Masters in Law. She has always always wanted to be a Police Officer and wants to return to the UK and join the British Police Force - she does have a UK passport. She has been told that as she has not lived in the UK for the past three years, she cannot be accepted to start training. I understand that this is probably because background checks need to be made - but she can get a certificate from the Prefecture here to say that she has never been in any trouble.

So, we are stuck !! She would need to return to the UK to do any kind of job for three years until she can be accepted, which would be difficult.

I expect this is a long shot, but are there any wise police mumsnetters that can suggest anything to help? Is there any other kind of job - police related - that she could do, or can her circumstances be taken into account and the rule be relaxed in some way or a certificate from here be taken into account?

I would be so grateful for some help.

amberdillyduck Wed 15-Mar-17 18:17:21

It is really really hard to join the police. Has she been accepted?

Lemondrop14 Wed 15-Mar-17 18:33:02

Hi Amber

No, because she hasn't been resident in the UK for the last three years unfortunately. I'm trying to find a way around it.

EskiVodkaCranberry Wed 15-Mar-17 18:36:28

Police staff job? I imagine it's less strict. (Might be wrong though) In our area there are tons of brilliant civi jobs, investigators etc?

EskiVodkaCranberry Wed 15-Mar-17 18:37:00

Which police force told her that?

Crankycunt Wed 15-Mar-17 18:38:58

Recruitment vetting checks on EEA nationals who have not resided in the UK for the past 3 years will need to be made through the central policing of that country. Applicants will need to provide their own credit references.

Looks like she needs to be vetted by French police?

amberdillyduck Wed 15-Mar-17 18:39:12

In my area when they open applications they re open for only hours before they have too many to assess and then it is something like 20 for each place.

Has she taken the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP)?

BerylStreep Wed 15-Mar-17 22:49:00

Would she consider policing in France?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Wed 15-Mar-17 23:01:04

They will not relax the rules. They are being inundated with clueless innocents applicants.

There are all sorts of civilian staff jobs she could look at. She'll also need to have done her CKP.

BlueberryMarshmallow Wed 15-Mar-17 23:17:59

Without 3 years residency I think she would struggle. When a force opens recruitment it can be difficult enough to get through to the assessment centre even without any problems. I think her application would be sifted out at the early stage. Maybe speak to the forces directly and see what they suggest?

As she will have masters in law in most forces would accept this instead of the CKP as it's a policing related qualification.

Lemondrop14 Mon 20-Mar-17 08:24:02

Thank you Crankycunt and Blueberry. I'm sorry I didn't get back straightaway as I've been away with work. Some possibilties to consider and thank you for taking the time to download the form for us.

Lostwithinthehills Tue 21-Mar-17 17:12:39

The Met Police expects it's recruits to have lived in London for at least three out of the last six years.

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