I am thinking of becoming a police officer in QLD and would love some insight from mums who are police officers or in training to become one.
I have a huge insight into a police officers duties due to working within the justice system for over 6 years so I know that this is what I want to do but I just need to see if it's possible with a young family and a FIFO husband.
Once you've finished your training how do you get placed in a position? I know when I spoke with a recruitment agent that they said you nominate stations you would like to work in, but does it take time if your nominated stations are full?
What are the shifts like? How much notice in advance do you get to be able to arrange childcare?
Is it possible to work part time?
Any insight would be amazing
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21-11-2013 12:27 #1Member
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21-11-2013 13:09 #2
Hi there I'm not a police officer but I do know that you will have to say that you are happy to work anywhere in the state or they wont even bother to progress your appliction..
Life with young kids and a FIFO hubby may be a touch difficult. It might be worth going to one of their information nights and asking questions - they usually try to accommodate families, but you would still be needed to work some different rosters and it might not tie in with your husbands work.. Would be worth checking this with them though, because they might be more flexible than previously.
I would say it depends on where you are posted as to how much notice you would get for childcare and the shifts would also vary - some would be 8 hours, some 10 and some 12.
I dont know about working part time as a new recruit/probationer. You cant do the recruiting stuff part time though - that is 24 weeks full time monday - friday.
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