Policing with Pride: PCSO Lucy Davies
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She was not diagnosed until after completing her A-levels, when her driving instructor discovered she could not distinguish left from right and that she was unable to tell the time.
“Joining the police was something I always wanted to do, but I never had the confidence to apply after being told in school that I was stupid,” she said.
“It was my brother who said I’d never know until I tried, and it was him who pushed me to apply.
“I took a chance, and it paid off.”
During the application process, PCSO Davies said she was supported with a computer to sit her exams, with software that would read out questions and a tutor on hand to assist if needed.
She added: “Even today, there’s always somebody there to ask if I need anything – my disability has never been a barrier.
“The biggest difficulty I had to overcome was my own self confidence but in doing the job, I’ve discovered I can do things, even if I didn’t think I could."
“All I needed was to take a bit of a leap and believe in myself.”
Visit our page tomorrow to hear more about PCSO Ryan Thomas’ story.