My father is a serving officer, he is due to retire in a year after serving 30 years. Don't let me put you off, but he, and almost all of his colleques hate their jobs. The police force is not what it used to be years ago. Now it is a business.....and if you are not out there giving tickets etc, then you don't get certain bonus's...and the seargent wants to know what the hell you have been up to. No wonder the public don't like police anymore. I wanted to follow my dads steps and join, then after the 2 years probabtion, go onto dogs, but my hearing what my dad and his friends tell me, I completly changed my mind.
my hubby was a special for over 10 years and was voted Hampshire specail of the year in 2002 he left shortly after to train to be a driving instructor, he was originally a special in Essex but transferred to Hampshire (and Isle of wight) when we moved, my brother did the same , good luck you will be needing it ;D ;D ;D Mick use to come home with bruises from defence training and quickcuffs