Happiness score is 41 out of 100
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Police Officer in Middlesbrough
on 17 April 2022
Mostly an enjoyable to place to work. Some bad management let the place down.
Fair pay, enjoyable job, good colleagues. Can be stressful at times. Worked for some really good managers but also worked for some terrible ones who were only in it for themselves.
Police Constable in Hartlepool
on 3 January 2022
Minimal support, extreme workloads, low morale and under appreciated.
During my time at Cleveland Police, I struggled very much and received very minimal support from supervisors and the training/development team to actually achieve the goals I needed to, despite explaining several times of the struggles I was having, and having a very difficult home life at the time which was unfortunately impacting my work. Workload was completely unmanageable for most and there is a complete lack of understanding and organisation. I felt like I was more of a problem to my supervision team. So much so, to the point where a supervisor actively pursued a number of malicious allegations against me to get rid of me during my 2 year probationary period. Statistically, this is one of the worst Police forces in the country and this will not change unless they support their staff and stop being so risk adverse to the point of sacking someone maliciously for something where there was no evidence and anyone with a bit of common sense would have seen the truth.
Police Constable in Redcar, North Yorkshire
on 6 September 2020
Exciting yet challenging career.
Being a police officer is a very challenging role. Dealing with vulnerable people on a daily basis can have great personal satisfaction, however this can come with a price to your mental health as you're exposed to such a wide variety of things not normally seen by the public.
Police Constable in Middlesbrough
on 11 March 2020
Fast paced environment that doesn't allow breaks
The amount of staff either going sick, being placed on restricted duties or actively seeking employment in other police forces is staggering. Supervision can vary from exceptional to awful - Mine were the latter. Having worked in management for a number of years prior, I was shocked. They'd happily see front-line officers work nearly 50 hours in a 4 day shift pattern with roughly 30 minutes break over the same period. Certain front-line officers would happily refuse to go to jobs due to the specific nature of it. They would also wait a few weeks before making contact with the victim of a crime in the hope that they weren't wishing to pursue the complaint anymore, because, ''That job's a crock of s&*t''. I decided that my mental health and integrity were much more important than working for incompetence. Don't get me wrong there are some fantastic individuals that work there whom genuinely care for the job, and if it's what you've always wanted to do then go for it.
Police Constable in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
on 9 March 2020
Enjoyed working here. Would recommend any one who wants a fast pace challenge which presents a different one every day to apply to become a police officer.

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Past experiences, why you want to serve etc. Basic home office approved questions.

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Some very technical questions depending on role

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