A recent spike in unsuccessful Psych Interviews


Recently there has been an increase in the number of applicants not passing the psych interview.


  • Why is there an increase?
  • What areas are being assessed?
  • What do I have to do?
  • Can I get feedback?

Let’s discuss the issue.


  1. Increase in applicant numbers
  2. Main categories
    1. conflict resolution
    2. dealing with stress
    3. being resilient
  3. It’s not what you know it’s what you can prove
  4. Only in a positive light, be honest
  5. Getting feedback if you are unsuccessful

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The reason I failed my Psych Interview
Presenting in a positive light

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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