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    Post by Horse on Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:03 pm

    I remember watching a tv show produced about the training at the college, it was appropriately called police college and aired around the end of 2006. Iam wondering if it's availible on dvd or to watch on the internet?
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    Post by Mattz on Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:49 am

    I remember that too and would be very interested in watching it.
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    Post by Jailer on Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:12 am

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    Post by Guest on Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:46 am

    It's not true to reality. Very sensationalised. As long as you take it with a grain of salt, it's entertaining enough. Police college tv show Icon_cool

    If you do get a copy can you PM me. I'd like to see it again Police college tv show Icon_wink
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    Post by Sam on Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:47 am

    ZE, hit up the library, you should be able to get it from there?
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    Post by Horse on Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:48 am

    The police library was my first port of call, however no luck.
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    Post by Kiwigsd on Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:59 am

    I got them free from the Police College last year, sent some blank DVDs to the media liaison person down there with a polite letter and got the series sent back to me. Not sure if they are still doing that. It is sensationalised but still a good watch to see what happens during the course.
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    Post by comms32 on Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:40 am

    Kiwigsd wrote:I got them free from the Police College last year, sent some blank DVDs to the media liaison person down there with a polite letter and got the series sent back to me

    That's what I did too, they told me that they are happy to send them out as long as you provide the blank DVDs and a paid, addressed return envelope.
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    Post by Horse on Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:53 am

    Would anyone know the name of the person i should contact? i rang the college and they werent sure of who i should contact. Or if anyone has them on dvd already and would be willing to send them to me, i could burn them and send them back?Police college tv show Icon_biggrin Police college tv show Icon_biggrin Police college tv show Icon_biggrin
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    Post by Kiwigsd on Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:17 am

    I think it was Katrina Graham, or else addressing it to the Media Liaison Officer would probably also work.
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    Post by The Cod on Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:34 am

    Yes, that's right, Katrina. She is in the college reception block office. Take in (if local) or send in DVD-R discs with a paid return post packet and you will get the 3 disc series in return.
    I would offer mine, but they are currently on loan.
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    Post by Higgie on Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:04 am

    I got a copy if the locals guys want to view it. I've got to get it back mind you
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    Post by comms32 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:29 am

    Higgie wrote:I've got to get it back mind you

    ooh scary!
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    Post by K.A.L on Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:39 am

    higgie i could be keen to borrow
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    Post by Higgie on Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:37 pm

    Higgie wrote:I got a copy if the locals guys want to view it. I've got to get it back mind you
    I meant i need to back from the person who has it now. lol
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    Post by kiwi on Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:03 am

    On Tuesday, 7.30pm I think, Prime TV, there's 'The Recruits' showing. I don't know if it's new of whether this is the old one.
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    Post by Mattz on Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:39 am

    The program on Prime is an Aussie program, it's quite interesting, but also would seem to be dramatised a bit. Their physical standards seem a bit lower than here in NZ from what we see on TV, but their training is longer (9 months)...
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    Post by Guest on Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:07 pm

    It also looks as though they don't have to do a fitness test prior to being accepted into training. I find it crazy that chap couldn't even run 1Km withought throwing up.

    I think NZ has one of the tougher fitness tests around. UK looks very easy (5.1 on beep test, 15M shuttles)
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    Post by kiwi on Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:03 pm

    Oh, I thought it was the NZ one, sorry about that. (I haven't seen the ad, me Mum called me:)
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    Post by K.A.L on Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:12 pm

    aussie does have lower than nz they base it on a A B C D E pass rate and need to be able to get a C to be able to pass college, they do the beep test at a lower standard then NZ. they also have the same pass rate for push ups etc
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    Post by Redrooster on Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:49 pm

    That is the NSW Police and is conducted through Goulborn University, and you dont get paid during training, as a matter of fact, I think it costs you.
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    Post by Mattz on Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:24 pm

    Redrooster wrote:That is the NSW Police and is conducted through Goulborn University, and you dont get paid during training, as a matter of fact, I think it costs you.

    I understood that you do get paid when training...? From the Newcops site:

    paid trainingnew recruits earn an income of $34,272
    gross per annum (total package $37,971) while attending the Royal New
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    Post by Horse on Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:30 pm

    I understood that you do get paid when training...? From the Newcops site:

    paid trainingnew recruits earn an income of $34,272
    gross per annum (total package $37,971) while attending the Royal New
    Zealand Police College

    The New Zealand police does pay a salary of $37,971 when training, however K.A.L is referring to the NSW police.

    And K.A.L is correct in stating that the NSW police receive no salary while at college, and in fact need to pay around $10,000 to recieve there training before being hired.
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    Post by K.A.L on Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

    oops sorry i was only meaning the physical standard is lower than ours
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    Post by Horse on Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:36 am

    I sent a letter to Katrina about two weeks ago about obtaining a copy of the show. However i received a letter back today stating that she is on LWOP for until this time next year. The police library does have copies, however the training officers at college have requested that they don't lend them to recruits.

    Does anyone have a copy i could borrow? Their is a $20 petrol voucher in it for anyone that can help.

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