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What is the advantage of having a masters when i join the MET police?

I am joing up in the next 6month to a year full time as a pc. Will having a masters in crime prevention or community safety say be an advantage? Or help in the future in the police?

Asked By: tiny - 11/30/2006
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Highly unlikely- experience and success in the job counts more than what you did with your education, when it comes to promotion... More
Answered By: She_says - 11/30/2006
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Your masters will mean nothing at the start. you will begin as a rookie then go through a two year probationary period if after that period you are accepted you will go on the "beat" you may be asked what your views are on crime prevention and you may find that your masters is more or less the same as the police's own... More
Answered By: DRYDREAMER - 11/30/2006
 
I had a friend with a first in Art who applied. He won the student's sword and became a bobby. Within a year he was in station admin and had been a community officer. He was fast-tracked to sergeant but then moved away, so I know no more. But common sense tells me that a chief constable would not be maximising his... More
Answered By: Dirk Thrust - 12/3/2006
 
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