I think that crime and policing is fascinating topic and I will enjoy the course to my full potential. I think it might be good to mention that I have had to rely on the police in the past and found that they dealt with my situation effectively, and prepared me to finally make the decision to become a police officer. There is little I have done that relates to the course because of the age restrictions that I have later mentioned, but that does not make me less enthusiastic about the topic in fact it makes me want to do it more because of the fact I want to learn much more about the subject.
To learn a little more I am currently reading a book called a€? Policing a diverse societya€™ by a man called Phil Clements. At the moment the book Is very appealing and was made for foundation degree students and is a perfect asset to my application. In year 10 I applied for my work experience with my local police station unfortunately I wasn’t old enough, therefore I went on a placement where I could get a good understanding of helping people and get a real feel of a working environment, similar to that of working with the police.
I have been awarded a CSLA (community sports leader award), in which we had to teach and look after year 2’s to year 6’s and part of this was 10 hours of community work with a local primary school teaching kids basketball. From the community work with the CSLA I have gained a greater understanding of helping in a community, a prospect which I am greatly looking forward to in the police force. When I’m not in school and in my free time I like to enjoy a good game of badminton, or if that’s not available I will either go to the gym or go for a swim to keep fit.
I have been fond of badminton since I can remember and have always been keen on the sport. I currently have a part-time job at a hotel where I live in which I prepare food and make deserts and starters. I generally have this job to save money for university and monthly necessities. I am seriously looking forward to your course and the enjoyment and work of university life. After I complete my foundation degree, with all of the skills, knowledge and work with the Northampton police, I hope to peruse my chosen career path and become a member of the Great British police force.