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  1. An interesting read on being the only cop in town,
  2. Australian Police and Law Enforcement

    Ten years in Birdsville with a patrol area the size to the U.K., Enjoy your retirement, Senior Constable McShane.
  3. Hello from NSW

    Hi Paul, welcome to the forum. Your comment that you served in a small outback town reminded me of this bloke, Cheers.
  4. Last days - What Happens

    Will your Station Social Club and the Police Federation give you a 'Send Off'
  5. I haven't head of any Australian Police Officers wanting to move to a UK Police Force but during the period that South Australia and Western Australia were recruiting in the UK for experienced police officers there was no shortage of applicants. The same applies to members of the UK Armed Forces who came to Australia in droves as a result of Australian Defence Force recruiting in the UK In terms of skilled migration it is definately a one way street from the UK to Australia.
  6. newbie to the forum

    Welcome, so with 30 years in the job you will be old like me, however I'm retired.
  7. Very cold weather in the USA

    Here in my part of Australia we are still in Autumn with the temp at 25% C which for me is just nice; having just came out of the summer heat of 38% C. The last time I saw snow was up in the High Country about 30 years ago. The lowest temp I have ever experienced was 3% C
  8. compare and contrast: UK and Canada

    Talking of Canada, this photo was taken in Vancouver during some civil disturbances; excellent swing and stance by the officer,
  9. Changing Rooms and Privacy

    I take your point that if a male had entered a female change room the reactions would have been a lot different, however if a female entered our change rooms then there would be 'No Worries'
  10. G4S announce nuclear capabilities

    In so far as government contracts would go, I don't think G4S will be invited for morning tea.
  11. Olympics (general)

    Fair go, how would you feel after just parachuting out of an aircraft, word is that she had a hard landing due to wind direction.
  12. Jury Service for Police Officers

    So was I. In my part of the world police officers are prohibited from jury service.
  13. Back you go!

    I like living in Australia all of the time.
  14. Australian Police and Law Enforcement

    The above quoted link is dead, here is a new one,
  15. Congratulations to member of the Victoria Police and also to your Police Association. Well done and well deserved. http://www.heraldsun...2-1226175629634
  16. Transferring to Australian Police

    Check out the following website,
  17. Mall Security

    '$9 to $15 per hour + benefits' How does the above relate to say a Truck Driver?
  18. Mod Police & PCSOs

    Ah! - now I see, I was getting the MPGA mixed up with the MPGS as in Thanks for your reply. Cheers.IrishCop2008-09-30 14:00:36
  19. Mod Police & PCSOs

    Where did you get this info?
  20. Employment with in Australia

    Permanent residency is a must to be able to work in Australia, although I think there is a Visa that allows to undertake seasonal work ie fruit picking etc. The only way that I have known people from Ireland and the UK to migrate to Australia is under the skilled migration scheme or to be sponsored by an Australian employer. The Skilled Migration Scheme is where you have a skill that Australia needs and you can obtained the current list from Australia House in London - remember it must be current because it does change frequently. The South Australian Police and the Western Australian Police were recruiting experienced officers from Ireland and the UK but my understanding is that they have now ceased. I believe that the Australian Defence Forces are recruiting ex British Miltary in the UK . In so far as networking is concerned I suggest that your first port of call should be Australia House in London.
  21. I left Ireland a long time ago and became an IrishCop in another part of the world but I have always held an interest in Irish Policing and its history. I was against the name change from RUC to PSNI, simply for historical reasons, for I have no time for politics in Northern Ireland. The possibility of some politican worrying about having too many Catholics in the police force is something I guess could only happen in Northern Ireland. Here is the news report,
  22. Sad news with a sad background. My understanding is that in Australia any charges in relation to this stabbing will under the Cruelty to Animals Act but I believe that in the US there are specific charges for assaults on police animals. Am I correct and what is the situation in the UK?
  23. Imagine having to confront this situation. Not good.
  24. Emerald Societies are very strong in the US, probably because that is where they originated, as in, Police Emerald Societies - USA Irish American Police Officer's Association I was pleased to note that Police Emerald Societies are now being established in the UK. Well done the London Met, the Loncolnshire Constabulary and the Thames Valley Police. Metropolitan Police Emerald Society Lincolnshire Police Emerald Society Thames Valley Police Emerald Society Congratulations to you all, best wishes for the future and may you always be proud of your Irish heritage, particularly in the field of Law Enforcement