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How to Become a Police Officer

Hi there, I just want to formally thank you for all the helpful videos, words of encouragement and useful information presented in your publications over the years. Both your books on “How to Become a Police Officer” got me through the recruitment process to join the Greater Manchester Police, starting in June this year. I am eternally grateful. I’m ready to stop bad people from doing bad things, and it’s all down to your expert advice. Thank you so much.

I did the Police course last year which covered all aspects of recruitment, Dave was fantastic & helped me to have the confidence in my own ability to get through the tests. I had so much more confidence knowing what i’d be facing & what the tests would contain (not down to the exact question obviously) thanks to this course I have passed assessment centre first time & my final interview. I had also used the testing suites in my run up to assessment centre for practice on both verbal reasoning & numerical reasoning. Fantastic service how2become!

Only got 1 more medical & a fitness test left to do before joining ******** Police. Can’t wait to get stared! Thank you!


Ash S

Platinum package- Trainee Train driver⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Highly recommended….

Yes, I m so happy and excited to start preparing for the trainee train driver assessment.
I ordered Platinum Package and a book that gives u a lot of crucial information that will boost your morale and motivate you to start working hard .
The delivery was fast , well packed …
Thanks to the author who wrote book that motivated you . 
End of feedback…

Thank you , 

Yours sincerely , 


After taking your course last June I got through the assessment centre and I am now a serving constable with Thames Valley.
Dave was awesome, thank you so much he was a big help I would’ve struggled big time without him? 
Kind regards


I have applied for the Wholetime Firefighter position at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and managed to be within the cap of 1200 applicants.

The recruitment was open for a short period of 2 hours, within this time all 1200 places were taken.

I knew I am after something serious and started researching. I ended up on your online course and after few days purchased the How to Become a Firefighter platinum package.

I was studying everyday and prepared for every stage of the recruitment process. Fast forward a month and I am writing this email to you, with a big smile on my face, getting ready for my interview which is booked for next Tuesday.

I have finished your Interview Preparation DvD and doing my detailed research, getting ready for the big day.

The purpose of this email is to give you feedback . First of all please allow me to Thank You for the support and the knowledge I received. I have listened to your advices, put in lots and lots of effort and so I managed to get so far that is unbelievable!

I know I don’t have the job yet but I am so happy for what I have achieved already and even if I will not get the job I will still keep my head up and thank them for this great experience and then try again and again till I got it.

Thank you again and please keep up the good work!

Afternoon Richard,

I would just like to thank you, I start my police officer training next month and don’t think I could of do it without your excellent information and support.

This was my first time applying for Lincolnshire Police, and was successful. I’m now looking forward to starting my new career. I don’t think I would of been able do pass the application process, assessment centre and interview without your information (including YouTube videos) and literature. You helped me get to where I wanted to be.

You most probably get emails like this on a daily basis, but THANKS.


Hi Richard,

My name is Ollie and I’m an aspiring wholetime firefighter and at present I live in Edinburgh. Last September Scottish Fire and Rescue Service advertised vacancies for operations control staff to work within their 3 fire control centres. I thought I’d apply to see how far I’d make it through the selection process and 6 stages of testing selection later I received an email saying I was successful. Today I passed my medical, had my uniform fitting and signed my contract and I will be starting my training in a few weeks time. Needless to say I’m incredibly excited about the challenge and also slightly nervous. I bought your book ‘How 2 Become A 999 Fire Control Operator’ and the information inside could not have helped more in the selection process, especially the final interview.

I thought I’d drop you the email to thank you for the ‘leg up’ the book provided me. I’m hoping that my time in operations control will be enjoyable and will stand me in good stead for the move to become a wholetime firefighter when the time is right. 

Best Regards,


Dear all at How2become, I purchased your guide on how2become a train driver around September 2016. After reading through it I decided to attend a one day course back in November 2016. The course was administered by Dave and he was absolutely fantastic. His attention to detail on the application process and guidance on how to set out a my CV were invaluable. I applied to South West Trains in December 16 and was invited to attend assessments in Jan 17. I purchased books and online material to practice prior to these tests and I breezed through them. I had the DMI in March and again I used the information you provided to prep my answers. I had a long wait for my MMI due to the franchise change but I am pleased to say I passed the MMI in September and I started my training with South Western Railway 2 weeks ago.
I am absolutely over the moon to obtain this role and I would like to thank you all at how2become, especially Dave, for providing me with the information and skills I needed to succeed. I wish you all the very best for the future and I hope many other candidates get the help they need for the careers they desire.
Many Thanks

Alan – November 22nd, 2017

Hi, I wanted to thank you for your books I was successful in my assessment and my final interview for the police.

Gav – September 27th, 2017

I booked this course last minute after receiving an invitation by email. The course was 300 miles away from me, so I was concerned about it’s cost and value for money once I had taken travelling costs and accommodation into consideration. After a horrendous 9.5 hour journey and waking up full of cold, I wasn’t relishing the thought of sitting for 8 hours in a classroom environment, however, when the Dave began the course, I knew that I had made the right decision by coming!

There were only 5 other candidates on the course, so it was a very personal session allowing us to ask as many questions as we wanted and tailor the day to suit us all. Dave was very relaxed and welcoming and immediately set me at ease. We covered each part of the assessment day in great detail before then trying out each exercise under similar conditions. Dave was honest in his feedback of us all and gave us fantastic tips on how to improve ourselves before the day and be the best we can be.

I am booked onto my assessment centre day next week and I am now feeling so much more confident in myself that I CAN do it and that I do have the necessary skills to become a great police officer one day! Thank you for being patient with us Dave and thank you for answering all of our questions without judgement and for inspiring so much confidence in us all.

I would recommend this course to anyone who has an Assessment centre day approaching. It will give you invaluable knowledge and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Thanks Dave!

NE – September 25th, 2017 – TrustPilot

I recently attended a 1 Day Police Officer Training Course and was an absolute thorough success. The tutor David Bebb was fantastic. Really made you feel at ease from start to finish and provided you with a real insight of what to expect throughout the entire recruitment process. The course was extremely informative and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to pursue the role of a police officer. It was wonderful meeting people who share the same dream and ambition as mine and to share that experience with them was great. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second when it comes to booking a place on this course but don’t wait too long spaces are limited. This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed.

Kim – May 22nd, 2017 – TrustPilot

Good afternoon Richard,

Good Evening Richard, I hope you are well. Sorry to message you here on Facebook, I have been reading your books and watching all of your videos about How 2 Become a Police Officer and wanted to get in touch with you just to say how great your work is. I am going to have my day one assessment on the 17th of this month and now preparing as much as I can with the guide of your books. I really hope it will go well. Thank you again for sharing all the useful information and tips. Have a great evening! Best regards, R.



…I have passed and will be starting with the MET in July 🙂 All the best, R

R – April 14th, 2017

Good afternoon Richard,

I hope you are well, and are enjoying what seems to be the start of the spring sunshine!

I am writing to you as I wanted to send a personal thanks for writing the Royal Navy Recruiting test book! (At least I hope you are the correct author of this book- and if not, feel free to disregard the rest of this email…or read on, if you’re intrigued anyway!).

I had been struggling over the past few weeks to grasp some of the mechanical comprehension elements in advance of my Navy Reserves psychometric test; before I came across your book, I can say I was extremely nervous that I would completely flunk that part of the test entirely! (I wasn’t much cop at the numerical reasoning either!)

Your book was superb! It is extremely comprehensive; helped me to understand some of the basic concepts that I couldn’t quite absorb beforehand, and was such useful preparation for the time pressured element of the test (I must admit, I had to smile when I heard other candidates note before the start of the test ‘of course, there’s nothing you can do to prep for tests like these’…at which point I wanted to pip up with ‘au contraire my friend….’ (hasten to say, when they finished the test and bemoaned how they wished they’d practised against the clock, while I refrained from gloating, I did point them to your book!)

Whether they passed or not; I can not say! I, however, am pleased to say that I did! And I have no doubt in my mind that it was largely as a result of buying your book!

I am so pleased to say that I am now moving forward in the process as a Navy Reserve Officer!

Thank you so much once again; and as I already have done so, I will be recommending your book highly to others taking the test.

Now, if you could write a book on how to pass the swim test with flying colours, that would be superb!! 😉

With many thanks and warmest wishes

Mel S.

Mel – April 7th, 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to you to express my excitement after purchase fourth book from how2become series… Unfortunately I am not able to leave any feedback on Amazon but I would be delighted to share my experience with Richard McMunn books. I am not registered on Amazon and I completed my purchase on eBay so please see attached print screen image from recent eBay purchases and my feedback below.

It is my pleasure to share with You my personal experience after purchasing book from series. I will be honest, before purchase I thought I could found all necessary information over the Internet but I got stuck as nobody shares such valuable and detailed information. How can you prepare for test if you don’t know what to expect and what exactly you will be asked? I got frustrated until I came up with Youtube video form Richard McMunn who shared detailed information how I will be assessed during selection. Now I have purchased 4th book from and I cannot wait to immerse into step-by-step information how to prepare (and hopefully PASS) recruitment. The best thing about this author is that he is not just talking about selection procedure and “be confident” but he actually gives sample questions of what you could be asked. Even better he gives sample answer witch is THE MOST VALUABLE information within his content.

Thank you all at and special thank you to Mr Richard McMunn.,

Mr. Andris G

Andris – April 6th, 2017

Dear Richard,

Having bought your book ‘how to become an underground train driver’ and some online resources, I just want to say a massive thank you as I have been offered a full-time position as an underground train driver. Your resources and customer service have been one of the key elements in my success.
Kind regards,

Anwar – March 17th, 2017

Hi Richard,

I just wanted to write the book (part of the gold package I bought) Is brilliant!

Benjamin – March 16th, 2017

Hi Richard,

Good afternoon Celine,  I’ve received my new book this morning very happy thank you for all your help.

David – February 23rd, 2017

Hi Celine / Richard,

I am overjoyed to say that with your help I have just learned that I have passed my final interview and subject to vetting etc. I have been successful in my application to Devon & Cornwall Police.
I will shortly be posting a glowing review for you on your site as your materials were crucial in this process, thank you.

Garry – October 25th, 2016

Hi there,

I would just like to inform you that the course that I attended on Saturday, 1st October was spot on! Not only did I have a great time with everyone and Dave, I learnt a few really good tips that stay with me for the rest of my life. So, having had such a great time, I posted a fabulous review on TrustPilot.

Kindest Regards,
Lucinda Burdett

Lucinda – October 3rd, 2016

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I bought the Police Officer Interview book following your advice.

It was incredibly helpful, exactly what I needed, and yesterday I passed my PCSO re-take interview ?

Chlo – September 23rd, 2016

I would like to cancel my subscription to the army officer aptitude testing suite.
For your information, I used it to prepare for the Australian army OSB and I was successful. It was a great help.

Thank you

Daniel – July 11th, 2016

Dear Richard,

Thank you for providing this fantastic service, we used it for my husbands original application a few years ago and it got through.

Claire – June 2nd, 2016

Dave is a very good teacher! Practice written exercises which were timed so we could be under exam conditions. (numerical, verbal reasoning and report writing). Only 5 people so very comfortable – It could be even better if everyone got a chance to have a turn (individually) at a few role plays considering there are only 5 attendees.

By the way I’ve just received my results and thankfully I’ve passed!!!
Thanks Dave!

Tayyaba – May 25th, 2016 – Trust Pilot

Just wanted to drop you a quick thank you note. Back in November I applied for a wholetime firefighter role with Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue. I bought your guide and the interview guide as part of my interview preparation. The advice in there was very useful, easy to understand and raised many points I hadn’t considered. I have recently been informed that I have been successful in my application and will be starting training in July. So thank you for producing the material, it was invaluable in my preparation.

Cheers Ben

Ben – May 23rd, 2016

Dear Sir/Madam.

First I would like to say thank you very much for the services have got from the product I recently purchased,the barb test which was recommended by my candidate support manager.
I did the barb test at ADSC Lichfield and I passed and I can’t wait for a start date in the british army, am very happy and will definitely recommend this site to my friends.
I would like my subscription to be cancelled please.
Once again thank you.

Lilian Mwinzi

Lilian – April 12th, 2016

I would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you as I received a copy of How 2 Become a Prison Officer guide and Role Play DVD yesterday. I have found both the guide book and DVD an excellent source of information, very professional and of good quality. I certainly am now looking forward to the challenge of preparing myself for the selection process and acceptance in to the Correctional System. Kind Regards

Kim – April 2nd, 2016


I received the books today and I am absolutely delighted with them.They are so attractive in their design and the subject content is well laid out and easy to navigate.
I am looking forward to making them part of our school library career section and will make sure they are well promoted among pupils, staff and parents.
Thanks to your company for supporting schools in this way and thanks to you for your help.
Thank you for the brilliant service

Carolyn Barker

Carolyn – February 5th, 2016


I today received the psychometric tests book from you guys. Firstly it was totally unexpected and secondly it was so quick … So i just want to say thank you so so much. I wish i had your psychometric book a few years ago when i tried for a trainee train drivers job, life could have so different.
Thank you for the brilliant service


Andrew – January 26th, 2016

A very rewarding course professionally delivered by an experienced instructor full of up to date information and amusing anecdotes. This gave me a valuable insight to the challenging selection process to becoming a trainee train driver, including tips for your application form and interview techniques. There was was the chance to practice some of the many stringent tests included on your Trainee Train Driver assessment day. Highly recommended and good value for the money.


John – January 11th, 2016

Hi Richard, Hope your well, just to let you know I was successful in the interview, I was offered the job as a full time firefighter. Would like to say a big thank you for the Skype preparation tips and also for the book.

Thank you so much!

Kind Regards,
Mr Booth

Mr Booth – December 2nd, 2015

Just wanted to thank all of the team at how2become, I have just finished my final interview for the role of Police Constable and have been given a conditional offer subject to medical and vetting!

The Police Officer guide book was very useful as was the great course held by chris.

In particular the day 1 course held by Dave that I later attended was very well ran and extremely helpful in boosting my confidence and giving me a simple process to follow for the interactive exercises, the aftercare from Dave was brilliant and helped reassure me if I had any doubt or questions.

Thank you all for giving me the guidance and direction to prepare my skills!

Adam Meritt – June 24th, 2015

Dear Richard McMunn

Hello, I have recently passed all the relevant tests and interviews for becoming a trainee train driver. I am doubly pleased because it was the first TOC I had applied to and I succeeded at the first time of asking.

I wanted to thank you for the product and service you provide. I attended your one-day course, read the book and watched the DVD. I found them all extremely useful.

Now, it is quite possible that I would have succeeded without taking the time and trouble I did to use your services but I cannot overstate what a sense of knowledge and confidence I took with me into each stage of the process because of what you had taught me: they were invaluable.

I would like to emphasise that Richard’s interview DVD was especially well presented and put together and all of it was relevant both to the role and to the process I underwent.

Thank you again and good luck …

Regards, PB

Mr P Baron – June 18th, 2015

Dear Richard,

I used your checking service with my police constable application 2 years ago, I got in!!! I am now looking to transfer to another force, do you offer a checking service for transfer applications they are looking for competence based examples?

Kind regards

Cheryl Crosby

Cheryl Crosby – June, 2015

Hi, I attended the course two days before my assessment centre. The level of content was great and the small group meant there were plenty of opportunities to ask questions. I passed my assessment centre and I just want to say a massive thank you. The course touched upon some aspects which I had not thought about. I am very happy I attended the course and extremely grateful as I believe it contributed towards me passing the assessment centre.

Kelly Woodward, 24, Liverpool

Kelly Woodward – Feb 24, 2015

Dear Richard McMunn

Just a quick message to say i have made it to the driver manager’s interview and to say a big thanks to you because without your products and website i would never made it this far.

Thank you and keep up the good work


Ben Marcus – Nov 18, 2014

I personally thought the course was great. With a clear structure and full of information. Chris was brilliant and had an answer for every question. His tips and insider knowledge was great. However the only suggestion I would make is that everyone should have the opportunity to attempt a role play.

Matthew Walsh – Sat, Nov 1, 2014

I recently attended a How2Become a Police Officer Course (26/10/2014) and I am really pleased with how it went. The content of the course was brilliant and the relaxed environment really help me to get the most out of the day. I found it extremely helpful to speak to someone about the assessment centre process and get some inside knowledge of what to expect on the day.

Chris, Bristol.

Chris Cook – Fri, Oct 31, 2014

I attended “How to become a Police Officer” in September. I had my assessment on October 1 and got my results today.

For the three sections I achieved:




A resounding pass! Many thanks for all the invaluable help.

Kind regards

Victoria Latter

Victoria Latter – Wed, Oct 22, 2014

I have actually successfully passed my police interviews from application to final interview
I used some of your YouTube videos and read through some of your information website and found it to be highly informative.
I have recommended it to many others who are think about joining some of the services in your remit.
Thank you for the information you have provided.
Liam Crilley