How to use the timeline technique in your police applicant panel interview

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Summary

If you’re applying to join Victoria Police, as Police Officer, Protective Services Officer, or Custody Officer, you’ll be required to sit a selection panel interview.

The purpose of the panel interview is to assess you as an applicant against the key selection criteria to determine whether you have the skills, qualities, and capacity to perform the role effectively.

In order to make that assessment, you will need to provide examples in the form of real-life experiences that provide evidence of the skills or qualities in question.

Some positions may have as many as 15 very specific key selection areas that need to be addressed.

Does this mean you need to think of 15 different life experiences?

No. This is where the Timeline Technique™ can help.

 

Need help preparing for your Selection Panel Interview?

Kind regards,

Russell Kempster
Russell Kempster
Founder and Head Trainer, Prime Motion Training

About the Author

Russell Kempster

Russell Kempster

Russ spent 12 years as a police officer with Victoria Police. The last four years of that time was spent at the Victoria Police Academy as an instructor, where he taught everything from fitness to firearms. He has trained police applicants, as well as recruits undergoing their initial training, experienced serving police officers and was even called on by Victoria Police to help train other would-be police academy instructors.

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