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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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Woody Mann-Caruso 11:15 am 30 Sep 10

5% of ACT Police had left in the previous 12 months

A 5% attrition rate would be an unattainable fantasy in the APS.

farq 10:59 am 30 Sep 10
Spideydog 9:46 am 30 Sep 10

farq said :

DJ said :

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

Just saying that high turn over of staff is an indication of poor management(in any business). I know you can’t accept this, so you just resort to being truculent.

Maybe the high turn over is due to the all lovely colleagues you get to work with in the AFP, people like DJ, Birch, Grimm etc.

Wow, making an opinion on speculation and sensationalised stories from a disgruntled ex-employee. Maybe this person is an EX employee for a reason. You want to get involved in a discussion of this type, fine but maybe a little actual knowledge would go a long way.

Jim Jones 9:30 am 30 Sep 10

A mate of one of my sister-in-law’s friend’s cousin’s hairdresser’s friends said that heaps of the police had resigned, so obviously the police have been replaced by Reptoids.

Tooks 9:21 am 30 Sep 10

BTW, just to clarify – I’m not arguing that staff turnover isn’t high (Quaedvielg himself said so). My issue was with this claim by exfeds:

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

To support this, he would have to know turnover rates prior to 2006 and turnover rates since.

Tooks 9:14 am 30 Sep 10

Source as per your request – source of information would be the AFP, HOWEVER….See

That has absolutely nothing to do with my post, or this thread.

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