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The DRUM Magazine | August 2009 | 17 Who are our future employees? How do we identify them? How can we ensure we receive quality applications?These are the questions asked by organisations on a day to day basis and the NT Police Force is no different. The answer find out who you want and engage them. Saturday the 2nd May 2009 saw the first recruitment Try & Train open day for the public. The theory invite interested parties to an open day where they can talk to current recruits from Squad 100, trainers and Officers as well as the Recruitment Department about what it means to be Police fit. Jess and Joel from Hot 100 presented live from the PMC Basketball Courts to encourage interested parties to come down and participate in the entry level fitness test, find out more about a career in policing and the realities of the road. Professional Fitness Trainer at the College, Catie Kirke, said the day was a great success as it specifically targeted people interested in a career in Police and provided the opportunity for them to find out more information about fitness techniques that will assist them to pass their Assessment Centres. Providing an open and honest forum for interested applicants to talk to real members and current recruits about the job is of great importance said Catie. I spoke with all participants and provided them with guidelines and advice to assist them to improve their fitness results. Many participants deemed themselves to be fit individuals but hadnt trained in the specific activities required for the entry test. Now that they know exactly what to do, and how to do it I have no doubt that they will fare well when it comes to the actual Assessment Centre, she said. Approximately 50 people turned up to find out more about the Career with a Cause. One of which is current NTPFES civilian employee Stacey Mousley. Stacey achieved the highest BEEP Test score for the women (8.4) and said she has been interested in Policing for a number of years and felt that this open day has made the Assessment Centre less intimidating. Ive always been interested in a career with Police and am very keen to learn about Policing in remote communities so it was great to talk to real officers that had done the real work. While I consider myself a fit person it was great to be able to participate in this open day and see exactly where Im at with my fitness. Even though I had more than enough points to pass I actually thought Id score higher than I did. Now I know exactly what to practice to raise my score Im much more confident and not as intimidated to walk in on Assessment Centre day. I know what to expect now, Ms Mousley said. Consultation has proven that Recruits apply because theyve spoken to or know someone in the job. Therefore, the Open Day was organised by the Recruitment Department to provide community members with the opportunity to find out as much as they can about this important career. Fitness Focus for Our Future On Wednesday the 3 rd of June, Constable Kerin Souey was awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation for her recent, singlehanded efforts in apprehending a 25-year-old male. Commissioner Paul White said it was important that events like this dont go unnoticed, On Tuesday 19 May, Kerin attended a residence on Waler Road in Marlow Lagoon to respond to reports of an intruder on premises. Whilst waiting for another patrol, she jumped the fence, ground stabilised the intoxicated offender, hand-cuffed him and waited for the other vehicle to arrive. To show my appreciation for her outstanding police work, I would like to award her with this Certificate of Appreciation he said. Upon hearing she was to receive the award, Kerin said I am very proud to receive the award, however it is my job and I love it. Before joining the NT Police force as an Aboriginal Community Police Officer in 2006, Kerin worked as a receptionist for several years. She graduated and became a Constable in February 2008 and has been based in Palmerston ever since. The 40-year-old mother of four said her children are all very proud of her and went on to say it is all part of a days work. All in a Days Work Constable Kerin Souey accepts her Certificate of Appreciation from Commissioner of Police, Paul White. Police trainer Catie Kirk puts Stacy Mousley through her paces. Photo courtesy NT News.
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