Thinking of joining

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  1. dongus

    dongus New member

    Hi all

    Im currently a serving civillian police officer and to be honest its not all its cracked up to be. Ive been trying get this job for about 5 years and its pretty dull with loads of paper work burocracy and political correctness.
    Im thinking about a change of direction I have a friend who is ex RNand has told me how much he enjoyed it and its sounds pretty good.
    Im 24 at the mo, what does everyone think am I barking up the wrong tree with this or should I look into it further.

  2. alacrity174

    alacrity174 War Hero

    Bugger a future Chrusher
  3. 2_deck_dash

    2_deck_dash War Hero

    Do it. Be prepared for just as much bullshit and political correctness though. You will also take a mega pay cut.

    On second thought, don't do it.
  4. stirling2

    stirling2 Banned

    Get down to your local AFCO pronto , as a serving plod you should make a good GI.
  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler War Hero

    No reason why not, but you'll have to take a pretty substantial pay drop I would think.

    You will also find equal ops legislation in the RN so your abhorrence of 'political correctness' may cause you some distress.
  6. DeepHeat

    DeepHeat New member

    If you think the RN is going to be any different then you're in for a shock.
  7. dongus

    dongus New member

    Is there really as much political correctness as the police.....I wouldnt have thought it was that bad. I know its a diciplined organisation but thats fair enough i realise that.
    I quite like the idea of travelling the world for a living more than anything. As for teh pay drop money aint everything
  8. soleil

    soleil War Hero


    Do you have any A Levels?
  9. officer_inland

    officer_inland New member

    I didn't realise coppers got paid that much!! What branch would you be looking at? Defo best off to head down to your local AFCO to check things out. If you're wanting to go in as an officer then there are age limits, so you don't want to leave it too late pondering when you can get the ball rolling straight away.
  10. dongus

    dongus New member

    No I dont have any A levels got my GCSE's. Im not after joining as an officer, had a look on RN website fancy maybe a weapons engineer.
  11. Jimmy_Green

    Jimmy_Green War Hero

    You're unlikely to find as much political correctness in the mob as you do in the plod on a day-to-day basis. It also helps that for the majority of the time you will be out of the public eye, amongst your 'own kind' instead of coming up against chavs and fcukwits whose sole purpose is to cause you as many problems as possible. There is, though, a fair amount of bullshit to put up with but you would make an excellent 'messdeck lawyer'.

    Having joined the Old Bill, the recruitment process should be a piece of piss for you. What force are you in?
  12. dongus

    dongus New member

    Im in a nothwest police service....force is too aggressive a term for the fcukwits we deal with on a day to day basis haha
  13. daffy1

    daffy1 War Hero

    Most people dont really join up for the money any way, and no doubt he will be switched on so im sure he will make it back over a couple of years.
  14. Jimmy_Green

    Jimmy_Green War Hero

  15. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  16. dongus

    dongus New member

    Thanks people.....Im gonna have a look down at the AFCO on my next set of days off. I will keep you posted on what I decide.
  17. Jimmy_Green

    Jimmy_Green War Hero

    And welcome to the site, dongus. It's good to have a newbie that's clearly intelligent and articulate, compared to some of the pondlife that's joined the site in recent months.

    Sadly the 'search' function doesn't appear to be working all that well, so any questions you have, fire away. (We won't expect too many 'bone' Qs from you)

    Oh, and expect to participate in some occasional rough banter, so don't go all PC on us. :lol:
  18. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    I hate to say it but I've still got that ladybird police book :oops: Where can I get the others from :?:

    Welcome to the site Dongus, as others have said, think long and hard after your AFCO visit, plus you can always transfer to crusher once your in and done a couple of years if you feel like going back to that life. You haven't said said if your married/trapping, if so what does the other half think?
  19. dongus

    dongus New member

    Thanks very much been looking through the site, there are some fooking mongs on here aint there. No I wont be asking any bone questions.
    I love rough banter I try it at work often but they just look at me like Im mad.

    No im single as they come, last girlfriend I had for about 8 month but I binned her off because I missed playing around, I get bored easy when it comes to women. Variety is the spice of life ! :lol:
  20. WreckerL

    WreckerL War Hero

    You'll do fine at sea with all the lady? sailors then :)

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