Polish immigrants apply to be Police officers in N Ireland Frank Jan 11, 2007, 07:41am / #1 Recent news report, of the 7000 applicants recieved to become police officers here, nearly 1000 of them came from Polish immigrants!!Is it that they are very big on law and order...or attracted by the 40,000 pounds salary, including overtime....?....:)There are about 30,000 Polish immigrants in N Ireland and nearly 180,000 in the south of Ireland. Patrycja19 Jan 11, 2007, 07:47am / #2 Yep, one of my long lost cousins lives there (polish) but they moved there long before this wave of immigrants. she has Te Irish influence about her now :) miranda Jan 11, 2007, 08:04am / #3 Quoting: Frank, Post #1 Is it that they are very big on law and order...no, most of the Irish to be policemen moved to North America a 2 of centuries ago:) Frank Jan 11, 2007, 10:47am / #4 Lol.....its a control thing then..with the Irish and the Polish? iwona Jan 11, 2007, 02:13pm / #5 wiadomosci.onet.pl/1463519,10,item.htmlThere was something about it on onet website.The say something abut religion. Do candidates have to declare their religion? bossie Jan 11, 2007, 02:30pm / #6 Yes, Iwona, it says so in the article from your link... Frank Jan 11, 2007, 03:45pm / #7 They try to balance the police make up...to a 50:50 split.......a way of positive discrimination....because during the years of the troubles numbers of catholics went down to something like 4/5 percent. globetrotter Jan 12, 2007, 05:51am / #8 From this week's New Warsaw Express. Aconfidential report issued by the centralheadquarters of the Polish police haswarned that the force could end up short of12,000 to 16,000 officers because so manyare emigrating to the UK and Ireland,according to the daily newspaper Dziennik.The exact number of policemen andwomen that have already moved west towork either as officers or as security guardsin the British Isles is not as yet known, butthe demand for their services there is clear.The Police Service of Northern Ireland isparticularly keen to recruit Poles, as arepolice south of the border.Speaking to Dziennik, Dorothy O’Leary,spokeswoman for the Irish police, theGarda, said, “A group of Poles have alreadybegun training with us and in a few monthsthey will become fully-fledged officers. Weare very happy to train them and make useof the policing skills they learnt in Poland.”The Garda are looking to employ a further1,000 police men and women in 2007.In Britain, Poles that have already madethe grade and donned uniforms say thatmoney was the major factor in persuadingthem to make the move from the Polishforce. One, called Andrzej, who works forLondon’s metropolitan police joked: “Myfirst salary was almost the same as whatI earned in Poland. The only difference wasthat it was in pounds instead of zloty.” BubbaWoo Jan 12, 2007, 06:05am / #9 hmmm... i have experienced polish police corruption firsthand on a number of occassions... miranda Jan 12, 2007, 06:13am / #10 Quoting: Frank, Post #4 Lol.....its a control thing then..with the Irish and the Polish? I don't know:) Bartolome Edited by: Bartolome Jan 12, 2007, 06:42am / #11 Quoting: BubbaWoo, Post #9 hmmm... i have experienced polish police corruption firsthand on a number of occassions...That's right, if you were paid so poorly and were treated by your supervisors no better than a litter bin, then small wonder that many rank and file policemen in Poland get corrupted. I hope that when they become employed in the UK or Ireland that will raise their professional and moral standards, and that Poland won't be (at least) ashamed by their actions. Michal Feb 24, 2007, 04:07pm / #12 I thought to be a policeman in England or ireland, you had to be naturalized British. How can someone with a Polish passport become a U.K policeman? A Pole can not even have the right to vote. To be a security guard maybe. espana Feb 24, 2007, 04:16pm / #13 thats right.... i m with you michal!!!!!soon they are going to want the prime minister to be a pole too .... are they joking?????? FISZ Feb 24, 2007, 04:52pm / #14 Quoting: Michal I thought to be a policeman in England or ireland, you had to be naturalized British You probably ahve to be a resident like anywhere. Magdushya Edited by: Magdushya Feb 24, 2007, 05:55pm / #15 Quoting: Michal you had to be naturalized British yes, yes, yes, has to be blond , 185 cm, be white only, drinking tea at 5 and smoking pipe! The best if your naturalized name will be Holmes Michal Feb 25, 2007, 01:57pm / #16 Ja bylem w Moskwie dwadziescia lat temu w 1983/4 roku kiedy byl jeszcze komunism w Rosji i w Polsce. Ja bylem studentem jezyka rosijskiego w Insytucie Puszkina piec miesiency i spotykalem tylu polakow i polki. Prawde mowiac, w ogole, oni byli mili i czesto zaproszali mnie do pokoju na herbate i rozmowe, ale... nikt nie mial zadnego milego slowa o nas tu w Anglii. Zawsze bylo to samo-Churchill sprzedal Polke do Rosji i dalej i dalej i dalej. Nawet nie pasowal kolor i ksztalt mojego pasportu-pamietam duzo. Teraz co? Wszyscy chca mieszkac i pracowac w Anglii, wszyscy chca kupic dom w naylepszym rejonie zeby gwarantowac naylepsza szkole panstwowa dla ich dzieci. They know exactly how to work the system, do I need to say more? Always the same rob co mowie nie rob to samo co ja. Same old addage. Magdushya Feb 28, 2007, 01:10pm / #17 Quoting: Michal Teraz co? look around, read some posts about us here, what some people wrote here, and plz stop to tell me, we are these bad and agressive. I'm so happy that you are nice guy, but not everybody is like you for PolesQuoting: Michal Ja bylem studentem jezyka rosijskiego w Insytucie Puszkina piec miesiency i spotykalem tylu polakow i polki. I appreciate this a lot:)!!!! Sorry if you've met people who were attacking you witout the reason. However England wasn't always nice, sweet country.