I have recently registered my interest to join my local force and I’m to attend an engagement event on the 19th of October, I’m incredibly excited as being a police officer was my childhood dream.
I believe I carry all the necessary skills and qualities of a police officer. My current job requires decision making, effective communication and empathy etc.
My only real concern is my height, I’m 175cm or 5’9. I know the restriction used to be 5’8 until the 90s, but still I’m anxious at how well I’ll be able to do the job. I’ve recently began focusing on fitness to improve my upper body strength and stamina. I currently weigh 154 pounds, so I’m well aware I’m not the biggest.
Is this going to put me at a disadvantage?
Maybe im being too self-critical, but I would just like to hear what officers think and from officers of a similar build, and how they cope with the job.