New Victoria Police officers from Congo and Sudan

New Victoria Police officers from Congo and Sudan represent changing face of the force

By Guy Stayner – ABC News – 10 May 2018

Victoria Police Constable Kur Thiek sitting inside a police car with the door open.PHOTO: Constable Kur Thiek said corruption in Sudan often made people suspicious of police. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica)

Constable Kur Thiek was a bit nervous as he prepared for his first day on patrol as a Victoria Police officer.

“Today is my first shift after graduation,” he said at the Narre Warren Police Station south-east of Melbourne.

“So I’m excited and also a bit nervous as well to be honest.”

Constable Thiek represents the changing face of Victoria Police.

The 31-year-old arrived as a refugee from Sudan 12 years ago.

Over the past six years the number of African-born police officers has more than doubled from 34 to 70, but a large percentage of those are from South Africa

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