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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Is there anyone out there that can advise me of the easiest way to study Diploma of Justice Administration while I am currently employed . I work afternoon shift and need 2oo hrs study time to apply for a position in the Queensland Police Force in Australia

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi there - sorry to say we are a UK site, so we don't have that information. Maybe one of our users could help you.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well sorry to nick ur post mate,but i was also going to ask about joining the police, but in the UK. is it okay if i ask for some info on ur post??

    can any one e-mail me or tell me about what i need, i am 18 now so i can join but the only thing putting me off is the hand writting

    i have really bad writting and i hear you have to make lots of notes. does any one know anyway round this??

    sorry Kiwi 72 for stealing your post

    [ 17-04-2002: Message edited by: Harmless ]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i dont know if this would be much help but i dont think it makes a difference if you have bad hand writing or not and i suppose it depends what kind of policing you want to do.

    you could go down to your local police station and ask for a application form (i dont know whether you can do that but you can try)

    and i dont think you need any qualifications to join the police either.

    my uncle was a special police oficer and he had to do things to get into it i dont know exactly what he had to do but i could find out for you

    dont know if it helped much but i hope it did

    luv Amy x
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thanks Watchin(Amy)

    no you help, i'm not even sure its what i want, but i get bord staying in this office(hell as i call it) all week!!

    its all "pie in the sky" at this time, but i know i need to find something i want to do.

    If anyone else has anymore info on the joining the boys in blue, could you share <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Okay thanks Kentish i'm sure they will be a great help

    cheers for them, it give me something to look at tonight, thanks <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Right,

    Get an application form, you download these online from a link in one of the previous postings.

    Make a couple of copies!!
    And then fill the original out in pencil first, lightly!

    Don't mean to sound patronising etc. but when I joined, it is exactly what I did.
    (or was made to do by my folks!!)

    There used to be a section within the App form where you had to write a bit about yourself, do this over the course of a week, cos it will change!!

    Remember that there is no time limit on this form, and it is NOT an exam!

    My original app form had Tippex in some places, and that was not a download, they didn't have them then!! Oooops!!

    Once you have done the form and you are happy with it, send it off and see what happens!!

    I used to know a few policemen who had problems and some of them used to use a little pocket dictaphone. (They are cheap enough now!!) These are really handy cos you can make notes to yourself all shift and then at the end, when you come to do your paperwork, you can then decide what you want to write down and if needs be you will have a log of your night.
    Be aware that some force may have an issue with this, and some of your tapes may have to be used as evidence, and for god's sake do not record an arrest with it, a nightmare to sort out!!

    Personally, I would wait til I was 21 to join and enjoy being young and available, once you join you kiss goodbye to your weekends, and due to the fact that your mates my be the same age, you may well loose some friends as well. Some people really won't be able to get over the fact that you are a copper!
    And those are the firends you don't need!!

    Other than that go for it and see what happens.

    Good luck, mail me if you want [email protected]

    Matt
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thank you so much Pugsy, you have been a bloody god send!

    the writting was putting me off but your dictaphone idea is something that sounds very good and right up my strret

    your right about me joining at 21, i'll do it then. i'm 18 now and still like my freedom

    cheers for your help

    If you come across anymore info that could help me i'd be grateful if u could send it 2 me by e-mail or post it here

    cheers mate!!

    Regards
    A J
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