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  1. Can someone please advise me on the notice period required to resign as a police officer? Does it vary with service?
  2. After 8 years in the police force I decided to apply for another job with the local council and I have been offered the position.It will mean the same pay, 11 mins from home and not the 1 hour commute each way, permanent position and 60/40 office based. The reason I applied was to re address my work and home life balance having an 8 week and 3 year old sons. I now have the dilemma of leaving the police service and is the grass always greener on the other side? I'm struggling with postives at this time to remain in the career that I wanted so badly!! The plan when I started was to go on cid but after seeing them in action or lack of it just waiting for all enquires to be done and just being a glorified interviewer it doesn't appeal to me. Perhaps this is just my force. I have thought of other areas to work in the force and nothing seems that appealing and some are almost impossible to get into. What's peoples advice am I mad to be considering leaving??