The Victoria Police 3000 Recruitment Drive Has Finished, How Will This Affect You?


Victoria Police Reaches its target of recruiting 3000 new police officers

In this video, we’ll discuss how this may impact you if you have an application with Victoria Police.

Video Summary

00:00 – What we’ll be covering in this video
00:15 – We’ve received questions from police applicants about the impact of the Victoria Police recruitment drive coming to an end and how it may affect their application0
00:30 – Current applications will not be cancelled or put on hold
00:40 – Victoria Police does not have set times for interested parties to submit applications, instead, they accept applications all year round
01:10 – This method gives Victoria Police the opportunity to select from the best quality candidates
01:12 – The police recruitment process will continue despite the 3000 officer recruitment drive reaching its target
01:35 – Success with your application comes down to how competitive your “final applicant score” is
01:40 – Forget about things you can not control, concentrate on achieving the highest police applicant score you can!

Video Transcript

G’day, Russell here from Prime Motion training. In this video, we’re going to discuss the impact on applicants now that the Victoria place recruitment drive has come to an end and 3000 new officers have been recruited.

Okay, so let’s talk about how that might impact you if you are currently going through the application process. I’ve had some questions from members and applicants about the impact on their application given that the recruitment drive now has reached the 3000 members that it was after.

The answer is no, they’re not going to cancel your application now, they’re not going to suspend or pause your application indefinitely. They’re not going to close the door to new applicants. Victoria police is one of the police organisations around the country that is constantly recruiting. Unlike other states, where they open up for applications, receive applications, and then close the door again so that they can process those applications.

Victoria police will keep the door open the entire time. They’re always recruiting.

The reason they do that is so that good quality applicants always have the opportunity to put their application in. That way Victoria police gets the opportunity to select from the best quality candidates. So, the application process will continue despite the recruitment drive coming to an end now. It just means that there are not quite as many positions up for grabs, and so things will probably slow down a little bit in terms of the application process. But there’s still every opportunity for those applicants with really strong scores to get to the top of the list and then going to the police academy.

That’s really what it comes down to, now that the positions have reduced in number, the scores required are likely to increase. So it’s just going to become a little bit more competitive.

So as always, forget about those things that you can’t control, how many positions are at the academy, when the next squad is going in, how many other applicants are there that are applying. You can’t control any of that, so I forget about all of that. All you can really focus on is making sure that you’re well prepared for each and every step in the process, get everything squared away properly and get the best possible score that you can. If you do that, you give yourself every chance of getting a position at the Victoria police academy.

Okay, I hope that was helpful. If you have any questions you can always reach out and contact us, otherwise good luck with your police application.


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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