Police recruit settles for a very long wait

I enjoyed last week’s article about the waiting times for the Metropolitan Police (Personnel Today, 5 April).

I am an applicant myself. I had all my tests in the summer of 2003, and was offered a place in the force in September 2003.

I still haven’t been given a start date for the Hendon training, but have now been advised that it is likely to be in 2006.

This is not a problem in itself – although it is far from ideal. It’s just a shame that applicants are not made aware that such a long wait is likely to be on the cards. I was originally told it would be six months.

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