What medical tests do police do?

The medical test varies by force but normally involves:

  • Checking your height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • A musculoskeletal assessment.
  • Blood pressure check / urinalysis.
  • Spirometry (Lung capacity test)
  • Hearing and eyesight checks.

Can you join the NSW police with ADHD?

If you have a history of ADD/ADHD you need to have fully recovered and functioning normally without restriction or special accommodations for a minimum period of 12 months after completion of all treatment (including medication, counselling etc).

Can you join the police with anxiety?

Stress, anxiety or depression It is recommended that you have been well, without medication, for at least 6 months before you apply.

Does asthma stop you joining police?

Other medical conditions To enable candidates to make informed decisions, clarification on some of the most common conditions are outlined as follows: Asthma: You will be assessed individually. If your asthma is managed with medication, such as inhalers, you may still be accepted into service.

What can stop you from joining the police?

Criminal convictions and cautions All convictions, cautions (including any received as a juvenile), involvement in any criminal investigation and bind-overs imposed by a court must be declared. They don’t automatically mean you’ll be rejected from joining the police service.

Can you join the police if you are on antidepressants?

the type of antidepressant, its strength and the duration of treatment in addition to many other factors. We would also consider the 2004 Home Office guidance which generally advises against accepting recruits whilst they are still being treated with antidepressants and for a period after stopping them.

Can you become a police officer while on antidepressants?

Yes. However, you will need a current report from your treating Neurologist confirming that you are stable on medication and that you have not had a seizure for two years. Your clearance will be conditional on continuing your medication.

Can you join the police on antidepressants?

Can you have anxiety and depression and be a cop?

Police officers show not only high levels of PTSD, but also depression, anxiety and suicide.

Does police vetting check Internet history?

In the police, viewers must be an inspector or a superintendent, for instance. The access also works regardless of whether or not you clear your history, because it will be held by your internet service provider.

What is checked in police vetting?

Police Vetting also includes: Background checks across all police information systems on you, your family and other associates. Credit reference checks (to make sure money problems don’t make you vulnerable to blackmail or corruption)

Can I join the police with autism?

Autism and other neurodivergent conditions are not automatically a bar to being a police officer – each case is judged on its merits as these conditions affect everyone differently. You would typically be asked for a report from your GP or specialist as part of the medical screening process.