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Want to be a cop?

By johnboy - 2 April 2012 34

ACT Policing is looking for people who have the qualities to be community policing officers as part of the AFP’s ‘anything but every day’ recruitment campaign which launched today.

National Manager Human Resources Leanne Close and Chief Police Officer for the ACT Roman Quaedvlieg said that the AFP is putting the challenge out there, looking for people who think they’d make great cops.

“A career in policing is anything but every day. It does have its challenges – physical and mental – so it does take an extraordinary person to work on the frontline. We want to be clear-cut and candid about this so as to attract the right people for the job,” Assistant Commissioner Close said.

Along with women, Indigenous Australians and people from culturally and linguistically diverse groups are a focus for the recruitment.

“We want a workforce that reflects our community. We also want people with life experience and who want to give back to Canberra,” Chief Police Officer Quaedvlieg said.

“The AFP is unique in that it’s the only law enforcement agency in Australia that provides a career within a career — the ability to work locally through ACT Policing, as well as the opportunity to work in national investigations and international law enforcement.”

The new ‘anything but every day’ campaign follows the successful 2010 Think you’d make a great cop? program which attracted around 1500 applicants predominantly from the ACT and NSW, with all successful recruits now working on the frontline in ACT Policing or undertaking their 25-week live-in Federal Police Development Program at the AFP College in Barton.

Approximately 200 of the 250 AFP recruits will be destined for ACT Policing, with applicants having the opportunity to select their initial career path.

“Along with traditional media and advertising we’ve launched a sworn recruitment portal — anythingbuteveryday.org.au — where interested persons can hear from our great cops, our women in policing and our federal agents,” Assistant Commissioner Close said.

If you think you have what it takes, apply now at anythingbuteveryday.org.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Want to be a cop?
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c_c 4:32 pm
02 Apr 12
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In a Don LaFontaine style voice:

“In a world where punks in hoodies roam Charnwood at all hours. Where glowing orange women wearing too much spray tan get into scratch fights outside the Moose. Where guys in $800 jeans and wearing moisturiser take a piss on the ATM outside Cube. Only one can stand against them, through ice induced rage and vomit in the gutter, to bring order to the streets. Are you the one?”

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poetix 7:06 pm
02 Apr 12
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If they need new blood in the Apostrophe Squad, maybe I’ll apply. Knowing when to use then makes you linguistically diverse these days. (That was almost a ‘young people today’ comment. I’d better watch myself.) For example, ‘anything but every day’ as used in this press release, sounds like you can take a lot of sickies, and work, say, every third day. I think they meant everyday.

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bloodnut 7:06 pm
02 Apr 12
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You could be the lovely cop who went out his way today drive up onto the footpath to pull me over while I was walking my dog.

He threatened to ticket me because i riding my bike and the dog was running on the leash next to me.

Apparently that’s against the law.

I’m sure someone was busy robbing a house while this all unfolded.

PR Fail.

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buzz819 8:48 pm
02 Apr 12
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bloodnut said :

You could be the lovely cop who went out his way today drive up onto the footpath to pull me over while I was walking my dog.

He threatened to ticket me because i riding my bike and the dog was running on the leash next to me.

Apparently that’s against the law.

I’m sure someone was busy robbing a house while this all unfolded.

PR Fail.

Houses don’t get robbed they get burgled.

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Eppo 8:48 pm
02 Apr 12
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bloodnut said :

You could be the lovely cop who went out his way today drive up onto the footpath to pull me over while I was walking my dog.

He threatened to ticket me because i riding my bike and the dog was running on the leash next to me.

Apparently that’s against the law.

I’m sure someone was busy robbing a house while this all unfolded.

PR Fail.

To be fair, that’s a pretty dumb thing to do. Easy enough to run over the mutt.

I do always love the defence of those who get pulled up on minor infringements though. “I’m sure someone else was busy doing (insert random crime here)”. Doesn’t take away from the fact you were doing the wrong thing. You didn’t even receive a fine by the sounds of things, so maybe stop complaining and don’t do it next time?

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ThatGuy 9:45 pm
02 Apr 12
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Hah good luck, the AFP’s/ACT Policing’s recruitment process is more retarded than Dicaprio in ‘What’s eating Gilbert Grape?’.

People apply, pass the entrance exam, get told they’re in and then wait by the phone for a year and a half until the ACT/AFP sort their sh!t out. In one case, a ‘successful’ applicant was given the run around for a year and then made to redo the entrance exams because their information mysteriously disappeared.

Fix your processes before you go on a mass recruitment drive, otherwise you might just find you piss off 200 people, that want to shoot guns, because you can’t get your act together.

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poetix 9:57 pm
02 Apr 12
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poetix said :

If they need new blood in the Apostrophe Squad, maybe I’ll apply. Knowing when to use then makes you linguistically diverse these days. (That was almost a ‘young people today’ comment. I’d better watch myself.) For example, ‘anything but every day%u2019 as used in this press release, sounds like you can take a lot of sickies, and work, say, every third day. I think they meant everyday.

Use them, idiot, not then. I’ll fine myself.

What possible law would bloodnut be breaking, given the dog was controlled? Sounds like rubbish to me.

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vg 10:06 pm
02 Apr 12
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bloodnut said :

You could be the lovely cop who went out his way today drive up onto the footpath to pull me over while I was walking my dog.

He threatened to ticket me because i riding my bike and the dog was running on the leash next to me.

Apparently that’s against the law.

I’m sure someone was busy robbing a house while this all unfolded.

PR Fail.

You were either ‘walking’ your dog or riding with the dog on a leash attached to you riding or your bike.

Which was it?

Truth……epic fail

“I’m sure someone was busy robbing a house while this all unfolded.”

Which, no doubt, the Police could have attended if they didn’t have to deal with morons like you

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Stevian 11:27 pm
02 Apr 12
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bloodnut said :

You could be the lovely cop who went out his way today drive up onto the footpath to pull me over while I was walking my dog.

He threatened to ticket me because i riding my bike and the dog was running on the leash next to me.

Apparently that’s against the law.

I’m sure someone was busy robbing a house while this all unfolded.

PR Fail.

Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time, also ignorance of the law is no excuse

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buzz819 5:16 am
03 Apr 12
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poetix said :

poetix said :

If they need new blood in the Apostrophe Squad, maybe I’ll apply. Knowing when to use then makes you linguistically diverse these days. (That was almost a ‘young people today’ comment. I’d better watch myself.) For example, ‘anything but every day%u2019 as used in this press release, sounds like you can take a lot of sickies, and work, say, every third day. I think they meant everyday.

Use them, idiot, not then. I’ll fine myself.

What possible law would bloodnut be breaking, given the dog was controlled? Sounds like rubbish to me.

Australian Road Rules;

Division 2 Rules for people in charge of
animals

301 Leading an animal while driving a vehicle

(3) The rider of a bicycle must not lead an animal, including by
tethering the animal to the bicycle, unless the rider is
permitted to do so under another law of this jurisdiction.

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bloodnut 6:37 am
03 Apr 12
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Just to clarify – I think police do a tough and difficult job. I just don’t think that monitoring dog walking does anything to improve community safety.

Nonetheless, hell hath no fury like the blind angst of an anonymous online brigade of blind supporters.

Kudos to you – the law is the law.

Which is exactly why the laws in Australia have never changed.

Because laws are never stupid. Or wrong. Or poorly suited to the social context.

Especially when they stop people walking their dogs in the suburbs.

If the stupidity of it isn’t immediately clear to you, then you are the idiot.

somewhat chuckleworthy though. I’m off to walk the dog.

I hope I don’t get burgled on the way.

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Tooks 7:20 am
03 Apr 12
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bloodnut said :

You could be the lovely cop who went out his way today drive up onto the footpath to pull me over while I was walking my dog.

He threatened to ticket me because i riding my bike and the dog was running on the leash next to me.

Apparently that’s against the law.

I’m sure someone was busy robbing a house while this all unfolded.

PR Fail.

So you were breaking the law due to your own ignorance, got stopped and cautioned (and educated on said law) and that’s a PR fail?

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MartianMick 7:44 am
03 Apr 12
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Community policing sounds gay. How about just beating up crooks ?

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MartianMick 7:46 am
03 Apr 12
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Making sure that armed robbery isn’t going 55 in a 50 zone ! Yeah ! Community policing ! Woo !

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bloodnut 8:21 am
03 Apr 12
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So you were breaking the law due to your own ignorance, got stopped and cautioned (and educated on said law) and that’s a PR fail?

Before I answer – Thanks to everyone’s Grand dad’s who have chipped in with their stunning nuggets of social commentary.

Yes.

Relevant from todays news –

‘In the report Bob Carr questioned whether pursuing marijuana users was an effective use of police resources.’

I would assume this sentiment applies doubly to dog walkers.

The argument is not whether it is or isn’t a law (have you even checked?)

It’s more a use of police resources to achieve nothing when they could be achieving something.

Now go away.

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