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Previous recruits disappointing to Chief Police Officer

By johnboy - 24 September 2010 26

The Canberra Times brings the intriguing news that ACT Policing is abandoning the AFP’s national recruitment process, due to dissatisfaction with the results to date:

ACT Policing will for the first time source its own recruits in a bid to overcome a high staff turnover and attract Canberra-raised cops.

Chief Police Officer Roman Quaedvlieg said yesterday he had been disappointed with some previous recruits, who were part of a larger Australian Federal Police intake and were then allocated national or ACT Policing roles.

He said as many as one in three new officers currently left ACT Policing within four years.

There’s going to be a large media campaign to convince Canberrans to sign up.

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Previous recruits disappointing to Chief Police Officer
Spideydog 11:02 am 29 Sep 10

Tooks said :

ExFeds said :

Since Audrey Fagan hanged herself in another jurisdiction, the attrition rate has gone through the roof.

It was a sad day for ACT Policing!!! Members without real Policing experience began promoting themselves and their mates to higher duties to fill the gaps, hence, forcing members with limited experience into senior roles that lacked the management and staffing experience to foster good working relationships…Sounds like a Grimma.

No doubt this occurred about 4 years ago…CHECK THOSE STATS!!!!!

How about if you’re going to come out with these claims, you provide a source. Probably because you can’t.

– How do you know the attrition rate has gone through the roof?
– Members without policing experience promoted themselves?
– Members with limited experience were forced into senior roles?
– What’s a Grimma?

Hmmm, a little disgruntled with an axe to grind me thinks ……

Tooks 10:10 am 29 Sep 10

ExFeds said :

Since Audrey Fagan hanged herself in another jurisdiction, the attrition rate has gone through the roof.

It was a sad day for ACT Policing!!! Members without real Policing experience began promoting themselves and their mates to higher duties to fill the gaps, hence, forcing members with limited experience into senior roles that lacked the management and staffing experience to foster good working relationships…Sounds like a Grimma.

No doubt this occurred about 4 years ago…CHECK THOSE STATS!!!!!

How about if you’re going to come out with these claims, you provide a source. Probably because you can’t.

– How do you know the attrition rate has gone through the roof?
– Members without policing experience promoted themselves?
– Members with limited experience were forced into senior roles?
– What’s a Grimma?

ExFeds 9:11 pm 28 Sep 10

Since Audrey Fagan hanged herself in another jurisdiction, the attrition rate has gone through the roof.

It was a sad day for ACT Policing!!! Members without real Policing experience began promoting themselves and their mates to higher duties to fill the gaps, hence, forcing members with limited experience into senior roles that lacked the management and staffing experience to foster good working relationships…Sounds like a Grimma.

No doubt this occurred about 4 years ago…CHECK THOSE STATS!!!!!

vg 8:02 am 25 Sep 10

exfed2 said :

fabforty said :

A good start might be to ask those who have left what their real reasons were. The exit “interview” I had from the AFP was a farce.

You had one? 🙂 And also what they may be able to do to encourage you to stay!

Are you a former police officer?

fgzk 6:42 am 25 Sep 10

exfed2 said :

fabforty said :

A good start might be to ask those who have left what their real reasons were. The exit “interview” I had from the AFP was a farce.

You had one? 🙂 And also what they may be able to do to encourage you to stay!

They…. know its pointless asking a police officer questions and expecting a straight answer.

Farq +1

georgesgenitals 1:54 am 25 Sep 10

fabforty said :

A good start might be to ask those who have left what their real reasons were. The exit “interview” I had from the AFP was a farce.

Why would you give an exit interview? It can’t help you now your leaving, yet if you burn people (even constructively) it can come back and bite you later – its a small town.

exfed2 12:07 am 25 Sep 10

fabforty said :

A good start might be to ask those who have left what their real reasons were. The exit “interview” I had from the AFP was a farce.

You had one? 🙂 And also what they may be able to do to encourage you to stay!

DJ 10:13 pm 24 Sep 10

Is there an organisation in the country that gets recruitment 100% correct every time? This seems like an opportunity to throw stones not to actually contribute constructively.

Farq… Just saying what? With your broad knowledge of this and other policing organisations surely you could share your views and be taken seriously.

Fabforty… nothing more ‘ex’ than an ‘ex’ as you should know.

Punter 10:03 pm 24 Sep 10

This sounds like a great opportunity for anyone who has had any advice on how Police could do their job better, to get amoungst it and show ’em how it’s done.

farq 7:37 pm 24 Sep 10

Thumper said :

And speed up the recruitment process.

You see high turn over in areas that have bad/hostile management.

Just saying.

TAD 7:03 pm 24 Sep 10

A good change might be to have a CPO and DCPOs that actually want to stay in the ACT for more than 12 months themselves.

Another might come from asking those who have stayed in the ACT why they did so and those who have left why they have made that decision as well.

Ending the current obsession with management fads, arbitrary organisational change and staff rotations might encourage those heading for Federal Operations to stay in ACTP.

Merely recruiting locals won’t stop this outflow (just sayin…)

Thumper 6:43 pm 24 Sep 10

A good start might be to ask those who have left what their real reasons were.

And speed up the recruitment process.

fabforty 5:59 pm 24 Sep 10

A good start might be to ask those who have left what their real reasons were. The exit “interview” I had from the AFP was a farce.

Pork Hunt 4:58 pm 24 Sep 10

I remember a few years ago in the CT the AFP had a vacancy for a Policy Officer…

PrinceOfAles 2:28 pm 24 Sep 10

So the Chief Police Officer is unhappy with previous recruits. Perhaps he should ask the recruits and the general public what they think of the senior police officers and their policies.

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