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No sense of smell

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Hey guys im new here. I have a question. Iv been thinking long and hard about joining for a while now, to start with i want to join as an SC. I'm concerned however that i will not be accepted due to having no sense of smell. I realise it is quite important in some situations and i fully understand their reasoning if i get rejected. But i need clarification really so i can move on or press forwards. 

 

Cheers for the help guys.

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I doubt that is classed as a disability that would exclude you. If anything it could help when you get in the filthy squad cars, or attend the home of one of the great unwashed.

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It shouldn't hold you back as I don't think it something force Drs check, although it might be something you have to declare.  A sense of smell will help with some jobs such as drugs  or getting the first indication that someone is drink driving, but other senses can make up for that loss.

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  • I did over 30 years with a very poor sense of smell and, as others have already said, it can be advantage in certain situations. However, I'm sure that as a police officer you will encounter certain aromas which will assure you that your sense of smell might not be as bad as you think. 

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  • I did over 30 years with a very poor sense of smell and, as others have already said, it can be advantage in certain situations. However, I'm sure that as a police officer you will encounter certain aromas which will assure you that your sense of smell might not be as bad as you think. 

 

 

Mostly in the back of a carrier.... 

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