Policing as a career on display in Dubbo

16 APRIL 2002

Dubbo’s Wesley Bush knew from a young age that he wanted to be a police officer. It’s a dream he’s glad to have followed, as he prepares to start working as a probationary constable.

Dubbo’s Wesley Bush knew from a young age that he wanted to be a police officer. It’s a dream he’s glad to have followed, as he prepares to start working as a probationary constable. 

The 23-year-old policing student will be one of the speakers at the Dubbo Police Career Day on Sunday 21 April. 

The day is a joint initiative of the NSW Police and Charles Sturt University (CSU), inviting visitors to find out more about policing as a career and the recruit education program, the Diploma of Policing Practice (DPP). 

The Police Career Day runs from 10am to 2pm, with a formal information session commencing at 10am. Speakers include current students such as Mr Bush, recent graduates, university and police staff. They will discuss career options within the police service, health and lifestyle issues and the education program. 

Mr Bush said he had found studying at the Police College in Goulburn an enjoyable experience.

“There is a lot of support while you are on campus, all the staff are very helpful,” he said.

Mr Bush will be returning to regional NSW in May, to complete the DPP while he is employed as a probationary constable in Orange. 

The Diploma of Policing Practice is offered in a number of different modes, including distance education, making it accessible to a broad range of prospective students.

DPP students may be eligible to be employed by the NSW Police as probationary constables after two 14-week sessions of study, then they complete their training over a further 12 months.

Applications for the Diploma will also be accepted on the day. Anyone wishing to apply should bring the original, plus copies of documents, such as birth certificates, results of prior study and references.

The Police Career Day is being held at the Police and Community Youth Club, corner of Darling and Erskine Streets, Dubbo.

For further information about the Police Career Day, contact the NSW Police Service recruitment line on 1800 222 122. For information about the CSU Diploma of Policing Practice, visit our website 

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