Many dream of becoming a police officer as it is a meaningful and impactful way to serve and protect their community.
Becoming a police officer requires comprehensive and highly specialised training which is often provided by police academies. Police officers are required to be up for a challenge, are physically and mentally fit, who want to give back to the community, and who align with Australia’s core values. To embark on this career path, an individual needs to be prepared for the subsequent testing and recruitment process.
Police Officers work to serve, enforce laws and protect communities. Specific duties of a police officer can be extremely diverse and much of their daily routines will involve patrolling certain areas. Some of their responsibilities include:
Other duties also include responding to emergency calls and working shifts that operate all hours of the day. Depending on a police officer's length of service and training, police officers can move up the ranks and may be required to investigate crimes ranging from petty theft to murders. They improve the life for all using various technologies to protect them, identifying criminals and ensuring those who break the law are prosecuted successfully.
Becoming a police officer can be extremely competitive, to begin this inspiring career, applicants must pass an entrance exam. At Kangan Institute we understand that the police application process is a major barrier to achieving your lifelong dream of becoming a police officer. The Police Entrance Exam Preparation course (B350AP01) will equip students with the confidence and skills needed to undertake your Victorian Police Entrance Exam.
Revise skills in spelling, maths, English and writing as well as debating abilities. With a simple application process, interested students are able to apply directly online via the Kangan Institute website. This course runs for 8 weeks ensuring you are ready and prepared to take your police entrance exam. Learn the skills and techniques to assist you to confidently undertake Victorian Police Entrance Examination.
To achieve your dream of becoming a police officer, here are some simple steps to follow:
The salary of a police officer will be based on many factors such as experience, skills and training. Although another important factor will depend on the location you are based. Some locations of the country pay more, although this is usually in comparison to the cost of living. The annual starting salary of a police officer is $42,000, with an annual senior salary of $80,000, with an annual average salary of $56,000.
Police officers will always be a vital component to maintaining a peaceful society and the demand for police officers remain relatively steady for the foreseeable future.