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Anyone work in the UK Police service?

Discussion of computer forensics employment and career issues.
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Re: Anyone work in the UK Police service?

Post Posted: Mar 30, 06 22:39

If you join the Police you will have to spend at least 2 years ( probably more) in uniform. After 2 years you are eligible to apply for specialist posts. HTCU's are only small departments, made up of Police Officers and Support Staff. They are very competative departments to enter, and as already stated because of costs the HTCU's are employing more and more support staff. The problem here is the pay for support staff in the Police is far less than what can be earned in the private sector. If you wish to join the Police it has to be for the reasons that you want to be a 'Police Officer' per se, not a forensic/network officer. I am employed as a police officer in a HTCU and can assure you that the Police do not send new recruits an MSc courses.  


Re: Anyone work in the UK Police service?

Post Posted: Mar 31, 06 05:16

Thanks for the information.

I'll try get in contact with those companies to see if I can get hold of a demo version of their software. Would certainly be quite useful to have some experience of them.

I'm going to contact the police forces that are based near to me to find out the possible career paths and then decide from there what would be best for me to do.

Thanks again for the helpful replies.  

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