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chakos
26 Mar 09,, 08:23
I have decided after much thought to apply for a career on the dark side, the Australian Federal Police (Think FBI but Aussie). The question i have is what kind of things do police organisations look for in their aptitute tests. Are they looking for a military minded individual or are their other attributes they expect in their officers?

Im assuming its very similar to the FBI or Scotland Yard so if anyone has any details on them it would apply in my situation as well.

Thanks in advance

Chris

ANZAC
26 Mar 09,, 09:00
Don't know if this helps..... http://www.afp.gov.au/recruitment/faqs/frequently_asked_questions_sworn.html#recruitment
...but best of luck.

chakos
26 Mar 09,, 09:58
Don't know if this helps..... http://www.afp.gov.au/recruitment/faqs/frequently_asked_questions_sworn.html#recruitment
...but best of luck.

Thanks but ive done that already. What im looking for is a bit of an insight into what they look for in reality, not the crap the human resources department puts up lol

For example ive been told to take up Arabic as a language (Im ethnically Greek Cypriot so i could pass of as anything from Lebanese to Indian) by a friend in the security field. I cant see AFP HR putting up something like that requirement on the website.

Again thanks anyways mate.

Kernow
26 Mar 09,, 20:34
Arabic would be a real bonus, but you would have to decide which one you would have to choose. I learnt Arabic when I was serving, and my main Instructor was an Egyptian, when I got to Oman, they said you are speaking Egyptian, so I had to re-learn, when I went to Saudi I had to re-learn again, as they said I was speaking Omani. So my suggestion would be to look at the Arabic population and see which one dominates, and learn that one.

Kernow
26 Mar 09,, 20:46
http://www.policeoracle.com/careers/how_to_become_a_police_officer.html

chakos
26 Mar 09,, 21:19
Arabic would be a real bonus, but you would have to decide which one you would have to choose. I learnt Arabic when I was serving, and my main Instructor was an Egyptian, when I got to Oman, they said you are speaking Egyptian, so I had to re-learn, when I went to Saudi I had to re-learn again, as they said I was speaking Omani. So my suggestion would be to look at the Arabic population and see which one dominates, and learn that one.

Would be Lebanese over here. Yeah i understand what your saying though. I have Egyptian friends who make fun of Lebanese dialects and vise versa. Must sound like a Kiwi or Aussie accent to a Brit. Kinda right but not 100% there.

Kernow
26 Mar 09,, 21:29
You are correct, even they understand the other Arabic dialects they prefer to use their own. When I was in Saudi I had lebanese, Saudis', Jordanians', Egyptians and Palestinians in my Department, and each one used to correct me, when I spoke.