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Old Feb 18th 2024, 3:45 am
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Good luck mate, lets us know if they accept your application, I'm sure there's plenty of other ex-cops who would be interested in their potential eligibility, especially if they can't join WA or SA.
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Has anyone been offered a place for the June intake yet? I’m at the final integrity check and just waiting to hear. I was told they are letting people know up until beginning of April for the June intake.
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Hi!

I’ve been here since the QPS INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT appears..

I work as a police officer here in Spain but I need a change for me and my family.

We have been thinking about going to Australia because we love it, we go there as much as we can

Seeing this process I have some doubts… sure you can help me

Do you prepare for any of the assesments (QPSEA, interview, psychological….)? If right, how?

Do you know if there is a specific date (when all the process is approved) to be in australia for the academy?

I speak native spanish and I learned English so I can speak without any problem, in terms of the interview, do you think it will be a problem for me? Because of my accent or not being native English…

What was the interview duration? The main topic of the interview? Would you recommend me something for that?

I have a tenure, because of my Specialist role here in Spain, that forces me until September 2025 to stay in Spain, when do you consider is a good date to start the process and finish it on sept 2025? In terms of processing times etc etc.

Do you think that there is a lot of people doing the international recruitment process? Or it will be easy?

If you can recommend me something about the process I appreciate it

Doesn’t matter if you don't have all the answers, I appreciate all kind of information.
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Hi all!

im at the start of the process for this and wanted to see if anyone had any advice for documents or things I should have ready for later in the application.
I would rather have any documents or medical ready to go when they ask rather then to be rushing around or waiting when they inevitably ask for something I don’t have to hand

also any tips or pointers for the panel interview would be greatly appreciated!
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Any British Transport Police officers going through this process?

Good luck to everyone on your applications
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Any British Transport Police officers going through this process?

Good luck to everyone on your applications
Hi
I am BTP and going through the process now 👌🏼
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Originally Posted by townsend2024
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I am BTP and going through the process now 👌🏼
That's good to know. Wishing you the best of luck!
Can I ask you how long the process is taking currently?
Has it been pretty straight forward so far?
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Originally Posted by TinksF
That's good to know. Wishing you the best of luck!
Can I ask you how long the process is taking currently?
Has it been pretty straight forward so far?
yeah been pretty simple, pretty much at the start of the process
drop me an email at work if you wanna know anything in particular
where are you based?
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Originally Posted by Adz8
Hi! Im from Philippines currently applying International Recruitment for QPS. Just asking, is anyone here already completed the process? I'm now in the process of submitting my employer's contact details ect.. what's next then? Thank you
Hi Adz8, I'm also a police officer here in the Philippines, just wondering if your application went through...
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Hie guys, is there anyone who had received an offer letter yet
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Hie guys, is there anyone who had received an offer letter yet
not yet, I had my medical signed off in December and now doing a psychology interview on the 23rd April. I was hoping for the June intake but that looks unlikely now so will be October.

Originally Posted by Morgan31
Hi, I’ve passed the interview, done the psychology tests and got my medical next week. Already done the fitness and swimming. I also am going through the application for Western as well but QPS are definitely quickly in getting things done as I applied for QPS a few months after Western and are still waiting for interview results(had the interview in May) but I know this is getting held up due to my force not giving references. Has anyone been offered a position yet? I was told that possibly the first intact for the PACE program might be in November and I have been recommended for the PACE program.
hey how are you doing.did succeeded to get into QPS at last man

Originally Posted by Jen1977ni
Have to agree, as someone whose currently on a career break from the QPS…
what do you think is the major reason while insides of QLD shun their organisation?


Originally Posted by Baz
I read some of the comments on this thread with interest.

Without posting too much personal information, I worked in the UK police for five years, then the Caribbean for three, and in the QPS for 15 years, both regionally and in South East Qld. Consequently, what I would say, is I have quite allot to compare my service in the Qld Police to, which is useful, as it provides perspective.

The QPS is not perfect, like any police department, but the descriptions on this thread do not at least reflect my experience.

There have been comments about workplace culture. I find the culture no different to the police in the UK. Of course there are some bad apples, but there are about 12000 people working for the QPS, so this is a statistical inevitability. One commentator suggested looking at media reports, which by all means you can do, but the media here or overseas isn’t exactly renowned for accurately reporting policing issues, as they have an agenda. No doubt if you read the Guardian in the UK, it would not paint a flattering picture of British police workplace culture, but I would take what they have to say with a barrel of salt. I believe someone recently cited the recent commission of Enquiry into DV and workplace culture in the QPS. Whilst it did raise some pertinent points where the QPS needs to do some work, I would suggest allot of people in the QPS do not agree with the reports assertions in relation to workplace culture. There are many out there that take the view the enquiry became quite politicised, and something of a hatchet job. Whilst I’m discussing media coverage, putting the commission of Enquiry to one side, our State newspaper is the Courier Mail, I read it every day, and I would generally suggest it’s by and large quite support of the QPS.

Another poster talked about crime and public perception of the police. This is where my service in different jurisdictions, and consequently perspective is quite useful. I worked in a big city in the UK, and whilst of course there is crime here, it’s absolutely nothing like what I experienced in the Uk, and what crime there is, tends to be far less sophisticated (at least in Qld). In the UK I would never allow myself to be seen walking into my house in any form of uniform which identified me as police (and I didn’t live in a bad area), and I was also very careful about who I told about what I did. You had to be. My experience with the public, was very mixed, but I definitely wouldn’t describe it as a ‘pro policing’ environment. My experience has been very different here in Qld, both in regional Qld, and south eastern Qld. Of course, there is that small percentage of criminals who is never going to like us, but that’s expected. I would suggest, the vast, vast majority of Queenslanders are very supportive. For example, I worked the football here recently, I had three different people come up to me and thank me for my service. The vast majority of the public I interact with like to have a chat, and I get asked for photos with people and their kids whilst in uniform. This was not my experience in the UK. Again, it’s not perfect, but the proposition it’s not police friendly here is simply untrue.

We did have an incident last year where three police officers were shot, this was tragic, but a statistical outlier. The public response to this tragedy was something to behold, Brisbane buildings were lit up in blue in support of the QPS one night, the funerals are held in Brisbane, that part of Brisbane was pretty much shut down for the procession, police stations and officers received overwhelming support, flowers and do on from the public. Personally, I found it quite touching, and it reminded me how the vast majority of the public have our back.

I would suggest we are well equipped, we have personal issue firearms, cuffs, baton, OC spray, load bearing vests, and we take Tasers from a pool, and long arm weapons if qualified. The irony is in the UK I had a useless PR24 baton, some cuffs and spray. I felt like I had a far greater need for the tools provided to me by the QPS in the UK, than Qld.

Your experience in the QPS, like the UK, will to some degree depend on where you are working. If you’re working in a small country town, it’s going to be a different experience to working in Brisbane, which is different to working on the Gold Coast. Like the UK, camaraderie is by and large present in the vast majority of stations, but you might have a slightly different experience from one station to another, and of course your role in the QPS will dictate your experience to some degree. Obviously if your a dog handler, your day to day work experience is going to be different to someone who is on shift, and to someone who is office based, in traffic, or whatever, it’s the same the world over. However, given it’s such a large organisation, like any large police department, if you don’t like your current role or station, you can move.

In terms of benefits with our recent EB agreement we are one of the best remunerated forces in the country. I’m currently not working shifts, I get six weeks leave a year, so with public holidays that seven. I also have long service leave, access to flexible workplace arrangements, and capacity to work from home. If you do shift work you get 21% extra pay, and additional allowance for nightshirts (not insignificant), I believe it’s seven weeks leave a year, now you also get your public holidays credited back to you if you work them, and long service leave. Shift workers have more limited access to flexible workplace arrangements, but part time working arrangements are prevalent. I would say there has been a trend to moving back towards eight hour shifts of late, which is not good for work life balance. The salaries are actually quite good with the shift allowance, the issue is when you come off shifts and lose the shift allowance it can be hard, as everyone invariably makes financial commitments which take into account their shift allowance, so coming off it can be difficult. Have a look at the pay scales online, as a retread you are on a Senior Constable wage, with shift allowance a top level Senior Constable makes more than what I make as a top level Sgt, with no shift allowance, and I make about $100K a year. We also have good police health insurance.

To sum up, is the QPS perfect? Of course not, but I also don’t think it warrants some of the criticisms on this page. Also, remember, in the police the world over, we love to bitch and moan, it’s like a national sport in the police. When you compare our working conditions to the private sector, we do pretty well, I know in my specialist area, if I worked in the private sector, i would be working far more hours, for far less remuneration. The QPS is experiencing recruitment challenges at the moment, but so is everyone post COVID. This is the first time the QPS has ever opened up recruitment to overseas officers without Australian Permanent Residency visas, because prior to this unique situation we have been presented as a result of COVID, the QPS has never needed to specifically look overseas. What I would say, is this window of opportunity will not last for ever, things will return to normal from a recruitment perspective, upon which the QPS will not be able to justify to immigration the need for overseas officers. So if you are interested, I would suggest doing it sooner rather than later.

Finally, as someone who has ‘been there and got the t-shirt,’ if you’re looking at coming here, it needs to be for the right reasons. Policing is policing the world over, whilst working conditions, the law, levels of public support, and processes may be different, the nature of the work is similar. If you have got to that point where you are sick of policing overseas, that’s not going to change because you’ve moved to a different jurisdiction. Your primary reason for moving to Australia should be for lifestyle purposes, and your lifestyle will depend on where you live, and what suits you. I live in a fantastic sub tropical climate, I live in a city, so I have access to everything I need, my house is about 15 mins from amazing beaches, I go surfing with my mates on the weekend, diving, I can take my kids into the mountains, National parks, or beaches camping, there is mountain biking, it’s safe, there are good schools, parks, and plenty to do. I’ve lived all over the world, without a doubt, for me, this is by a long way, as good as it gets. But what suits me might not suit you. It may be the lifestyle in the UK is a ‘better fit’ for you. Everyone is different.

I hope my contribution to this thread will be useful to anyone considering making the move, and bring some ‘balance’ to the thread.
wow this so profound buddy.your explanation with examples as an inside man really cleared the picture for me man.l would like a private conversation with you if u are free please

Originally Posted by Frederer13
Hi Noodle,

I’m in a similar position to yourself, coming from a force in the UK; however I’ve only just registered my interest with QPS.

I have a few questions about the process, am I able you PM you on this thing or is there another messaging app I can reach you on if you’re comfortable with that?

Also thank you Baz for your input, really insightful!!
Hie Baz and Noodle,l am in the same boat as u are bit considering time of this post now maybe you have progressed far if not into the academy now.can u fil me me un please with your experiences so far.can u inbox me or is there anywhere we can chat privately?


Originally Posted by noodle_1
Yes I passed it! Awaiting the psychological test now which is in a few weeks. What stage are you at?
hi Noodle.congradulations on your interview pass.did you succeed as well in the psychology test?

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Originally Posted by Baz
I read some of the comments on this thread with interest.

Without posting too much personal information, I worked in the UK police for five years, then the Caribbean for three, and in the QPS for 15 years, both regionally and in South East Qld. Consequently, what I would say, is I have quite allot to compare my service in the Qld Police to, which is useful, as it provides perspective.

The QPS is not perfect, like any police department, but the descriptions on this thread do not at least reflect my experience.

There have been comments about workplace culture. I find the culture no different to the police in the UK. Of course there are some bad apples, but there are about 12000 people working for the QPS, so this is a statistical inevitability. One commentator suggested looking at media reports, which by all means you can do, but the media here or overseas isn’t exactly renowned for accurately reporting policing issues, as they have an agenda. No doubt if you read the Guardian in the UK, it would not paint a flattering picture of British police workplace culture, but I would take what they have to say with a barrel of salt. I believe someone recently cited the recent commission of Enquiry into DV and workplace culture in the QPS. Whilst it did raise some pertinent points where the QPS needs to do some work, I would suggest allot of people in the QPS do not agree with the reports assertions in relation to workplace culture. There are many out there that take the view the enquiry became quite politicised, and something of a hatchet job. Whilst I’m discussing media coverage, putting the commission of Enquiry to one side, our State newspaper is the Courier Mail, I read it every day, and I would generally suggest it’s by and large quite support of the QPS.

Another poster talked about crime and public perception of the police. This is where my service in different jurisdictions, and consequently perspective is quite useful. I worked in a big city in the UK, and whilst of course there is crime here, it’s absolutely nothing like what I experienced in the Uk, and what crime there is, tends to be far less sophisticated (at least in Qld). In the UK I would never allow myself to be seen walking into my house in any form of uniform which identified me as police (and I didn’t live in a bad area), and I was also very careful about who I told about what I did. You had to be. My experience with the public, was very mixed, but I definitely wouldn’t describe it as a ‘pro policing’ environment. My experience has been very different here in Qld, both in regional Qld, and south eastern Qld. Of course, there is that small percentage of criminals who is never going to like us, but that’s expected. I would suggest, the vast, vast majority of Queenslanders are very supportive. For example, I worked the football here recently, I had three different people come up to me and thank me for my service. The vast majority of the public I interact with like to have a chat, and I get asked for photos with people and their kids whilst in uniform. This was not my experience in the UK. Again, it’s not perfect, but the proposition it’s not police friendly here is simply untrue.

We did have an incident last year where three police officers were shot, this was tragic, but a statistical outlier. The public response to this tragedy was something to behold, Brisbane buildings were lit up in blue in support of the QPS one night, the funerals are held in Brisbane, that part of Brisbane was pretty much shut down for the procession, police stations and officers received overwhelming support, flowers and do on from the public. Personally, I found it quite touching, and it reminded me how the vast majority of the public have our back.

I would suggest we are well equipped, we have personal issue firearms, cuffs, baton, OC spray, load bearing vests, and we take Tasers from a pool, and long arm weapons if qualified. The irony is in the UK I had a useless PR24 baton, some cuffs and spray. I felt like I had a far greater need for the tools provided to me by the QPS in the UK, than Qld.

Your experience in the QPS, like the UK, will to some degree depend on where you are working. If you’re working in a small country town, it’s going to be a different experience to working in Brisbane, which is different to working on the Gold Coast. Like the UK, camaraderie is by and large present in the vast majority of stations, but you might have a slightly different experience from one station to another, and of course your role in the QPS will dictate your experience to some degree. Obviously if your a dog handler, your day to day work experience is going to be different to someone who is on shift, and to someone who is office based, in traffic, or whatever, it’s the same the world over. However, given it’s such a large organisation, like any large police department, if you don’t like your current role or station, you can move.

In terms of benefits with our recent EB agreement we are one of the best remunerated forces in the country. I’m currently not working shifts, I get six weeks leave a year, so with public holidays that seven. I also have long service leave, access to flexible workplace arrangements, and capacity to work from home. If you do shift work you get 21% extra pay, and additional allowance for nightshirts (not insignificant), I believe it’s seven weeks leave a year, now you also get your public holidays credited back to you if you work them, and long service leave. Shift workers have more limited access to flexible workplace arrangements, but part time working arrangements are prevalent. I would say there has been a trend to moving back towards eight hour shifts of late, which is not good for work life balance. The salaries are actually quite good with the shift allowance, the issue is when you come off shifts and lose the shift allowance it can be hard, as everyone invariably makes financial commitments which take into account their shift allowance, so coming off it can be difficult. Have a look at the pay scales online, as a retread you are on a Senior Constable wage, with shift allowance a top level Senior Constable makes more than what I make as a top level Sgt, with no shift allowance, and I make about $100K a year. We also have good police health insurance.

To sum up, is the QPS perfect? Of course not, but I also don’t think it warrants some of the criticisms on this page. Also, remember, in the police the world over, we love to bitch and moan, it’s like a national sport in the police. When you compare our working conditions to the private sector, we do pretty well, I know in my specialist area, if I worked in the private sector, i would be working far more hours, for far less remuneration. The QPS is experiencing recruitment challenges at the moment, but so is everyone post COVID. This is the first time the QPS has ever opened up recruitment to overseas officers without Australian Permanent Residency visas, because prior to this unique situation we have been presented as a result of COVID, the QPS has never needed to specifically look overseas. What I would say, is this window of opportunity will not last for ever, things will return to normal from a recruitment perspective, upon which the QPS will not be able to justify to immigration the need for overseas officers. So if you are interested, I would suggest doing it sooner rather than later.

Finally, as someone who has ‘been there and got the t-shirt,’ if you’re looking at coming here, it needs to be for the right reasons. Policing is policing the world over, whilst working conditions, the law, levels of public support, and processes may be different, the nature of the work is similar. If you have got to that point where you are sick of policing overseas, that’s not going to change because you’ve moved to a different jurisdiction. Your primary reason for moving to Australia should be for lifestyle purposes, and your lifestyle will depend on where you live, and what suits you. I live in a fantastic sub tropical climate, I live in a city, so I have access to everything I need, my house is about 15 mins from amazing beaches, I go surfing with my mates on the weekend, diving, I can take my kids into the mountains, National parks, or beaches camping, there is mountain biking, it’s safe, there are good schools, parks, and plenty to do. I’ve lived all over the world, without a doubt, for me, this is by a long way, as good as it gets. But what suits me might not suit you. It may be the lifestyle in the UK is a ‘better fit’ for you. Everyone is different.

I hope my contribution to this thread will be useful to anyone considering making the move, and bring some ‘balance’ to the thread.
This helped so much! First Interview next week with QPS!

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This helped so much! First Interview next week with QPS!

Thank you Sarge!
good luck, and let us know how you get on 👍
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Hello everyone. I am happy that there is a forum for QPS international applicants. It is a little reassuring that we can exchange ideas about our journeys. Is there anyone applying from the Philippines? How far are you in the process? I have submitted my competent english assessment and the number of years that I am currently serving as a Police Officer. I am waiting for their reply. How many days does it usually take for them to reply? Thank you.
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I have gone through this thread and found very useful information.
This has prompted me to do more research and speak to more people, even people outside the QPS.

My list of research done:
- Current serving QPS members
- Retired QPS members
- Members that quit
- QPS Australian recruits
- QPS international recruits
- QPS recruit department
- Queensland Courts personnel
- Queensland Health department personnel
- Some Non-profit organizations dealing with DFV
- members attached to the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce
- members of SDF&VPU
- Criminologist
- Community groups on Facebook
- Realtors
- Immigration lawyers
- Member Solutions Consultant at
QSuper
- and more

Things that was worrying:
- QPS had record breaking numbers of recruits in all of the QPS history and of all the other interstate Police agencies, YET they ended up with 200 less police members than the previous year.
Meaning new recruits and old members are leaving at the same time or worse they loosing all their experienced members and flooding it with new recruits and creating stress on remaining experienced officers.
- Housing crises and housing cost - means that if you get a house, with your salary package at top Senior Constable you'll never afford to buy a house. Then again if you can find a house
- Domestic violence is out of control and according to everyone (except the QPS) the QPS can't and don't actually assist correctly
- Youth crime is now officially labelled as a crisis and most say it forced the previous commissioner to quit 4months prior to he contacts renewal.
- Burglaries and car theft on statistics are currently competing with figures of worst crimes ridden countries.
- Some mention issues with racisms and immigrants, especially refugees that either form gangs or form part of violent crimes
- There was funny remarks that international recruits will be "slave trade", that you'll be forced to work as other officer quit, as you can't run away and already quit your work in your home country and your contract with government.
- Mental health in Police and more so in the community seems to be a regular thing
- Cost of living is also described as a crisis and causing most people huge issues to just survive daily.
- Drugs and overdose also came up way to much, I had to further research it and funny thing, I wanted to see how much more coca-cola would cost me in Australia and I searched for price of Coke in my country and got the average price and then searched for the price of coke in Australia, I just got prices for cocaine.
- Some part of Queensland the community wants to take law into their own hands due to lack of success QPS has with the youth crime crisis
- Look up Alice Springs,
I was told to check their crime and situation at night, I can't describe it
- Australia was listed 79th on the crime index in the world, it went up to 66th in the world now, still good/safe but being worse than India, Sudan, Zambia, Ukraine, Philippines and Iraq is worrying.

So just out of interest, why is QPS better than your current Police service?
Why is Australia better than your current country?

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