Follow Student Officers through Training – Week 2 Roundup

At the beginning of the week our new recruits completed their two-day emergency first aid training. The course focuses on providing officers with the vital skills to deal with immediate medical situations including wounds, bleeding and resuscitation.

Three of our student officers have already utilised their new first aid skills when they stopped to assist at an incident they were passing on their way home from work!

On Wednesday, in front of a magistrate, the officers swore their oath to serve the queen and discharge their duties. The magistrate then signed to confirm they have witnessed the taking of the oath and issued every new recruit with their official police warrant card!

The official oath:

"I do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will well and truly serve the Queen in the office of Constable, with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, upholding fundamental human rights and according equal respect to all people; and that I will, to the best of my power, cause the peace to be kept and preserved and prevent all offences against people and property; and that while I continue to hold the said office, I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to law.”

The week concluded with the officers starting their personal safety training. This series of training begins by focusing on unarmed defence tactics where the officers have to defend themselves from an attack without the use of appointments. More coming soon!

Next week the officers continue with their personal safety training and have a variety of classes including radio airwave training and law legislation lectures.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Issued: 27 March 2015

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