My work experience with Devon and Cornwall police service was very interesting and informative on the work and lifestyle of a police officer. I was put in a class with a group of unfamiliar people and by the end of the week we worked like we knew each other for months. Overall it was a very good experience and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Requires flexibility, self study, fitness training in own time, empathy, courage, tolerance of all levels of society and within the police service, firmness, communication skills written verbal. Professional attitude. Making do with limited resources, minimising danger to public and colleagues. Adjusting to changes in political correctness and values of the force and procedures through the years.
Spent a week here on a work experience placement from school. This gave me valuable insight into the work of Devon and Cornwall police, it showed me the different roles available and the requirements of the selection process