Though much of the information is of record, some information is gathered from the offenders themselves who may fail to provide any or accurate information. Working the van also teaches you to communicate with a wide range of people from all different walks of life.
This week I got to see the Dog Squad. Training for this elite team is rigorous, intense and challening and requires not only physical strength, but also complex reasoning skills in extremely high pressure situations. Insp Taylor has now climbed six of the seven summits — the highest mountain on each continent — kayaked from Victoria to Tasmania and runs external team building courses for elite sporting teams.
Detectives across the state are responsible for investigating everything from thefts and burglaries to armed robberies and drug offences.
Go explore. Over the first week I have asked so many questions, forgotten so many names and have stumbled through my first few shifts. We had spent an hour looking for the offender but it only took the dogs 20 or so minutes to track him down and have him in hand cuffs. The Water Police coordinate marine search and rescue incidents and ensure everything occurring on the water is lawful.
Despite the challenges and changes to academy life over the years, the two elements that endure are the friendships made and the excitement of graduation day. It is also about giving back.
It has been great to see the diversity of police units and all the different areas you can specialise in. Information compiled on this Registry may not be used to harass or threaten sex offenders or their families. It was also good to see how highway patrol safely followed an erratic vehice and provided assistance to the general duties officers so we could navigate our way into a position that would best assist the road operation.
He said the art of policing takes time to master. He clicks with the role and has put his language skills to the test a few times helping tourists find their way around Melbourne and resolving situations involving people who have English as a second language.
Police interested in these jobs need a high level of fitness and swimming competence, and generally have a strong interest in outdoor activities.
Over the first week I have asked so many questions, forgotten so many names and have stumbled through my first few shifts. I was 22 when I joined and I remember one of the best things was the friendships you make and the comradery of being able to bounce off each other.
Information compiled on this Registry may not be used to harass or threaten sex offenders or their families. It is also about giving back. Despite the challenges and changes to academy life over the years, the two elements that endure are the friendships made and the excitement of graduation day.
I have been in some strange situations, met some really interesting people and I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds.