As a probationary constable you’ll work as a general duties officer at a 24-hour police station for at least a year.
Tasmania Police is currently trialling a new roster at all 24-hour stations, which means officers receive four days off after completing four day, afternoon or night shifts. This roster follows an eight-week rotation.
In the case of a major incident or natural disaster, as a police officer you may be required to perform additional duties and hours.
Initially, the adjustment to shift work can take some time, especially night shift. But, if you are someone that dislikes getting up to an alarm five days a week, shift work may just be your answer!