Woman turned away from dream job as cop because of her ADHD medication

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 4:10PM
Nicole Grey with her two children visiting police museum at the college while she waited for her diagnosis. (Photo / Supplied)
Nicole Grey with her two children visiting police museum at the college while she waited for her diagnosis. (Photo / Supplied)

Woman turned away from dream job as cop because of her ADHD medication

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 4:10PM

Nicole Grey first dreamed of becoming a cop as a teenager, and, at age 24, she thought it would finally become a reality.

However, after waiting for about two years to get a place, she says she was told just days before she was due to start training in Wellington that she couldn't attend.

She'd had a busy couple of years - in the space between applying and getting accepted she went through a marriage breakdown, did a tester course on what police life would be like and worked part-time to support her two young children.

"The same 24 hours that I signed my contact into police college, which in itself is an achievement, I stumbled across an article on the internet which mentioned adult ADHD."

Listen above as Grey shares her story with Andrew Dickens