Work life balance. Work a large variety of shifts, not necessarily two of the same in a row, nor have your rest days together. You can request shifts but there are normally no guarantees. Balance the rest of your life around that. Though nine weeks leave makes it all more bearable.
Though if desired and luck / nepotism is with you can work your way into one of the positions which have more regular hours.
Answered - Leading Senior Constable (Former Employee) - Melbourne Eastern Suburbs VIC