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Old Mar 21st 2023, 10:22 am
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And was there 900 positions?
750 positions so at least 200 people will unfortunately miss out
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Old Mar 22nd 2023, 1:37 pm
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Is anyone able to offer anymore clarity of this...

Had my interview a couple of days ago, during it they said the initial postings would be metro, however you can only really stay in one posting for 4 years and at some point during your career they expect you to go regional.

Is this true and is it mandatory?
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Old Mar 22nd 2023, 2:55 pm
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Going regional is no longer mandatory but encouraged
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Old Mar 22nd 2023, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ybot96
Is anyone able to offer anymore clarity of this...

Had my interview a couple of days ago, during it they said the initial postings would be metro, however you can only really stay in one posting for 4 years and at some point during your career they expect you to go regional.

Is this true and is it mandatory?
the 4 year move thing sounds like a good idea to me.
too many roles here you have no chance unless someone retires
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Old Mar 22nd 2023, 4:59 pm
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Yeah the 4 year thing doesn't bother me so much, it's more the potential of being forced into a remote area.

I know my partner would hate that... 😂
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Old Mar 22nd 2023, 5:02 pm
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Yeah the 4 year thing doesn't bother me so much, it's more the potential of being forced into a remote area.

I know my partner would hate that... 😂
I think they give you a house to stay in when you go remote.

leave the partner at home… could be a dream 😂
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Old Mar 22nd 2023, 5:49 pm
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Not posted much for ages as there's not really been much i can add to what's being discussed by those going through the process.

I have heard that the first transitional course will be October '23. That seems pretty soon. Just wondered if anyone reckons that they could start then?

With regard to length of service. A lot of mention of wanting min 3 and a max of 7 or even 10 years. Don't let that put you off. I had 22 years in when I applied and at no stage was it ever raised during the recruitment process. I spent most of that in specialist posts, but emphasised my GD experience from early in my career. Again I was never asked how recent my GD experiences were.

Tenure for GD is a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4. You have to change stations, but you can stay within the District. Some specialist posts have different tenure rules. For instance Mounted is a min of 3 and a max of 7. And of course there are always a few who disappear off into specialist roles never to be seen again!

It's quite odd reading all the posts and remembering having gone through the same journey and anxieties all that time ago.
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Originally Posted by Pincher
Not posted much for ages as there's not really been much i can add to what's being discussed by those going through the process.

I have heard that the first transitional course will be October '23. That seems pretty soon. Just wondered if anyone reckons that they could start then?

With regard to length of service. A lot of mention of wanting min 3 and a max of 7 or even 10 years. Don't let that put you off. I had 22 years in when I applied and at no stage was it ever raised during the recruitment process. I spent most of that in specialist posts, but emphasised my GD experience from early in my career. Again I was never asked how recent my GD experiences were.

Tenure for GD is a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4. You have to change stations, but you can stay within the District. Some specialist posts have different tenure rules. For instance Mounted is a min of 3 and a max of 7. And of course there are always a few who disappear off into specialist roles never to be seen again!

It's quite odd reading all the posts and remembering having gone through the same journey and anxieties all that time ago.
Pincher, do you ever regret the move or has it been everything you had hoped for? You don’t have to answer mate if you don’t want to obviously.
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Old Mar 22nd 2023, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Pincher
Not posted much for ages as there's not really been much i can add to what's being discussed by those going through the process.

I have heard that the first transitional course will be October '23. That seems pretty soon. Just wondered if anyone reckons that they could start then?

With regard to length of service. A lot of mention of wanting min 3 and a max of 7 or even 10 years. Don't let that put you off. I had 22 years in when I applied and at no stage was it ever raised during the recruitment process. I spent most of that in specialist posts, but emphasised my GD experience from early in my career. Again I was never asked how recent my GD experiences were.

Tenure for GD is a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4. You have to change stations, but you can stay within the District. Some specialist posts have different tenure rules. For instance Mounted is a min of 3 and a max of 7. And of course there are always a few who disappear off into specialist roles never to be seen again!

It's quite odd reading all the posts and remembering having gone through the same journey and anxieties all that time ago.
October would be great, I had my interview March 3rd so I’ve prob got a while before I hear anything.

I was hoping I may know by May I have holiday booked and a lot of owed rest days, so I’d sell up travel following that and finish up in Australia
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Pincher, do you ever regret the move or has it been everything you had hoped for? You don’t have to answer mate if you don’t want to obviously.
No, not at all.
​​​I miss family and friends, but I don't miss the UK, the people or the politics.
Before the move, I was bloody miserable as a cop. 12 years til retirement and despairing as to how I was ever going to make it to the end.
Here I enjoy the job much more. Yeah it's not perfect, I doubt there's a police force anywhere that is. It's tough at times, theres still a lot of ****ery to deal with, from both the organisation and the public. But never as bad as the UK was.
We planned the move here for quite sometime. It's been everything I hoped for and I'm much happier.
And at the end of the day, despite how shit my shift may have been I get to go to the beach, sit in the sunshine and drink beer while wriggling my my toes in the sand.


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Pincher, do you ever regret the move or has it been everything you had hoped for? You don’t have to answer mate if you don’t want to obviously.
No, not at all.
​​​I miss family and friends, but I don't miss the UK, the people or the politics.
Before the move I was bloody miserable as a cop. 12 years til retirement and despairing as to how I was going to make it.
Here I enjoy the job much more. Yeah it's not perfect, but I doubt there's a police force anywhere that is. It's tough at times, but never as bad as the UK was.
We planned the move here for quite sometime. It's been everything I hoped for and I'm much happier.
And at the end of the day, despite how shit my shift may have been I get to go to the beach, sit in the sunshine and drink beer while wriggling my my toes in the sand.
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Old Mar 24th 2023, 9:43 am
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Pincher have you heard anything about the commissioner leaving WAPOL the media have been running this the last few days , he hasn’t even been in the top job for a year
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Nothing official.

But theres a rumour going round that he has been stood down. Somethingbto do with a big cocaine bust that WAPol did with the DEA. Apparently they didn't tell the AFP about it and they threw their teddy out of the pram and made a complaint against Col B. They had the DEA agents involved sent back to the US.

The Western Australia paper printed a story about it, but it's all been denied.
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I was one of the second wave of DEAT officers to join Wapol. From what you've said Pincher, it does not sound like the police force i joined back in 2009. Yes, I was able to special but General Duties was just as bad as the UK in my opinion and they were Stats crazy, way more into chasing tickets than anything I'd experienced in the uk. It seemed to be poorly organised with a very backward attitude to intelligence led policing.

I think anyone considering the move should realise that conditions are no better than the uk. After all, what sort of conditions do you expect if their own citizens don't want to police it. Sorry to say this but people do need to know that its not gonna be just living the dream because as a cop we are witness to the nightmare. Not to mention that WA is heaving with Meths and always had a soring burglary rate. I had investigated some of the most brutal homicides I'd ever come across, way more brutal than anything in the UK. Also, don't get me started on the biker gangs, they are animals.

I spent 5 years in WA before returning to the UK. In retrospect I think I should have transfered to the Eastern States I found NSW and gold Coast much more interesting with a better lifestyle to offer. This is just my opinion so please don't blast me for it but I found WA a very dull place to live and raise a family. Also, as a brit please consider the weather. 42 degrees at Christmas is certainly not the time to be on the beach.... ouch.

Anyway, good luck to anyone willing to make the jump. Just remember, you're still policing the ungrateful public.
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I was one of the second wave of DEAT officers to join Wapol. From what you've said Pincher, it does not sound like the police force i joined back in 2009. Yes, I was able to special but General Duties was just as bad as the UK in my opinion and they were Stats crazy, way more into chasing tickets than anything I'd experienced in the uk. It seemed to be poorly organised with a very backward attitude to intelligence led policing.

I think anyone considering the move should realise that conditions are no better than the uk. After all, what sort of conditions do you expect if their own citizens don't want to police it. Sorry to say this but people do need to know that its not gonna be just living the dream because as a cop we are witness to the nightmare. Not to mention that WA is heaving with Meths and always had a soring burglary rate. I had investigated some of the most brutal homicides I'd ever come across, way more brutal than anything in the UK. Also, don't get me started on the biker gangs, they are animals.

I spent 5 years in WA before returning to the UK. In retrospect I think I should have transfered to the Eastern States I found NSW and gold Coast much more interesting with a better lifestyle to offer. This is just my opinion so please don't blast me for it but I found WA a very dull place to live and raise a family. Also, as a brit please consider the weather. 42 degrees at Christmas is certainly not the time to be on the beach.... ouch.

Anyway, good luck to anyone willing to make the jump. Just remember, you're still policing the ungrateful public.
I second the comments about the job. Although I have a different view on WA.
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