Interesting you should mention that, I went for a job in the West Yorkshire Police call centre a while ago where I had to complete a vetting form.
Went to the local police station to 'ask if I had anything on my file' (got a section 59 driving offence, didn't know if it had to be declared), unknowing that it can't just be told to me there and then.
The receptionist encouraged me to go do a DBS check on myself and even gave me the leaflets/website address!
Sorry to bring back an old thread... I've been informed that I need to gain an enhanced CRB (is it known now as DBS?) my question is do I need to wait for this CRB/DBS to be 'granted' before I will be allocated an entry date? (Ive had my SC granted again after it expired after a year)