For British and Australian citizens hoping to get a “foot in the door”, New Zealand’s Department of Corrections are offering some assistance to emigrate to N.Z. to become a Corrections Officer.
Applying from the UK
To apply from the UK, applicants must be currently employed in a Custodial, Police, Security or defence role and have a minimum of two years experience.
Applying from Australia
To apply from Australia, applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand but do not necessarily have to have custodial experience. We will be travelling to Australia in September and the United Kingdom in October to conduct Assessment Centres with short-listed candidates. Successful UK candidates will be supported in their application for a Work Visa but will also have to meet all health and character requirements set by Immigration NZ.
By LEIGH VAN DER STOEP
Unarmed police officers were forced to throw stones at a dangerous fugitive who fired a pistol (handgun) at them.
Richard Alan Duthie (40 yrs. old) allegedly shot at two West Auckland police officers on Monday and was last night on the run. He has been wanted by police since May after failing to appear in the Rotorua High Court on drugs charges and is described as armed and dangerous.
On Monday morning, the officers stopped Duthie driving a blue Holden Commodore in Henderson. He gave the officers a false name and drove off. Police then pursued him into Swanson, where he lost control of the car and crashed into a ditch. After warning the officers he was armed, he opened fire on them.
Sources told the Sunday Star-Times the officers had no way to defend themselves. They (Police) resorted to picking…
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Trigger-Happy – Informal adjective . 1. ready to fire a gun at the least provocation, regardless of the situation or probable consequences.
The following (real life) video below captures the effect of how behavior patterns of some cops seem to be molded from watching T.V. cop dramas, or by playing animated x-box video games, and then transferring those mental images into events that kill real people. .
Imagine the following scene from your own personal perspective.
You’re a casual pedestrian crossing a street intersection on a bright, sunny afternoon, carrying a wooden board and pocket knife in your hand. You’re not harassing, nor threatening other pedestrians while walking towards your destination, nor are you carrying a blood-spattered body and a six-inch open blade dripping with blood that would draw undue suspicion. You’re simply carrying a pocket knife and piece of carving wood.
Just arriving to stop at that same intersection…
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Former cop … now author James Lancia who wrote the book “Downtown White Police” recounts some of his experiences of working the streets of Bridgeport, Connecticut in this short dialogue with the podcast radio host.
James Lancia – Downtown White Police: Why the Establishment Turned on Cops – (only first hour on October 26, 2015
James Lancia is a retired police officer who worked closely with the FBI, DEA, ATF, and Statewide Narcotics Agency as a patrolman in the Bridgeport Police Department in Connecticut. Lancia is the author of the book, “”Downtown White Police”: Demonizing the Alpha Cop, Glorifying Thugs, and Militarizing Law Enforcement.” […]
>>Listen here: http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2015/10/RIR-151026.php
U.S. police applicants can’t be too intelligent for law enforcement jobs.
Have you ever called a police officer “stupid” or questioned whether he/she was actually using their brain? If so, you would not be alone … because you may not be wrong with that query.
Although not widely known, federal courts have ruled since 2000 … that police departments can legally opt to NOT hire someone simply because he or she scores too high on an intelligence test. The millenium ruling followed a lawsuit filed in 1999 by Connecticut resident Robert Jordan, who was told by the New London Police Department that they only interview candidates who score 20 to 27 points on an intelligence test.
Jordan, a 48-year-old college graduate with a degree in literature, had scored 33 points when he took the Wonderlic Personnel Test in 1996, giving him an IQ of around 125. His score was well above the 21 to 22 points that officers score on average, which reflects a slightly above-average IQ of around 104. […]
Jordan also sued the city of New London, Connecticut, saying that his civil rights had been violated because he was denied equal protection under the law. But again, the courts ruled against Jordan, saying that the city of New London had “shown a rational basis for the policy,” which was that those who scored above a certain level would likely “grow tired of police work”, and leave shortly after receiving “costly” training. […]
As Jordan’s story finds its way back into the media, some argue that the problem the United States has had in recent years with the increased militarization of civilian police forces is related to the fact that the only people eligible to become police officers are those who are of “just above average” intelligence — especially since law enforcement agencies tend to promote from within. This means that those who eventually become detectives (and Police Chiefs) and solve crimes are the same people who were initially allowed to become police officers at least partly because they did NOT score too high on an intelligence test. […]
Around the world — and even within the U.S. — police are not required to possess remarkable intelligence. Police-reform advocates argue that if the standards were raised regarding what it takes to become a police officer and if the pay was better, it would weed out the so-called “dumbasses” who cause so many lawsuits and are a liability to their departments. >Source
Madison, Alabama Police Officer Eric PARKER is also unemployed. The former officer was FIRED and CHARGED with assault. See video: