Sorry folks but I'm so excited that I need to have a little session of blowing my own trumpet before I bounce so high that I end up through the ceiling
I applied for the police force nearly 18 months ago, and it has been a HUGE process, extremely tedious, lots of interviews, exams and assessments just to even get considered. Due to government budget cutbacks, the recruitment of police in the state has gone from 300+ recruits/year, to under 100. Thus, it's BLOODY hard to get in!!!!
I finally completed my final recruitment examination 4 weeks ago, and have been sitting back twiddling my thumbs, not sleeping, and constantly staring at my phone for the whole time since then
A week ago, they called and told me that the June course had filled up, but funding has been given for an extra course this year, so I may have a look in for one in September.
Well well well!!! On Friday, I got a call from recruiting to advise me that someone had just dropped out of the June course, to start this Thursday, and that I am next on the list to get in. Out of well over 1000 applicants
HELL YES! So, as of Thursday, I will be a police cadet! My art business will have to fall by the wayside for the duration of my training, as will my riding, but it's well worth it