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.