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Police Officer
South Australia Police
Job reference: 464000
Location: - VARIOUS -
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Join SA Police and make our community safer

South Australia Police (SAPOL) is a frontline police service, with a vision to build and maintain safer communities. SAPOL is accountable to the South Australian community to uphold the law, preserve the peace, prevent crime, manage emergency responses, regulate safe road use and assist the public.

We are now taking applications for Police Officer recruits.


Police Cadet: $59,723 to train to become a police officer

Probationary Constable: $84,000 plus superannuation - $69,674 base salary with up to 21% penalties and allowances

What you will get from SAPOL

After you successfully complete the recruitment process, which includes medical, physical and psychometric testing, you’ll be paid to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to become a South Australian Police Officer.

As a Police Cadet, you will receive nine months of training at the Police Academy combining academic studies in law, policy and procedure with practical and physical training. After graduating, you will spend a further 18 months as a Probationary Constable. After successfully completing your probation, you will then have the opportunity for further training, with more than 40 professional specialities including mounted, water or dog operations or specialist and major crash investigations.

While training, you will be a Police Cadet, earning $59,723 (or a junior cadet if you’re under 21 years of age), while you learn the skills you need to be a police officer. On graduation, you will be a Probationary Constable earning $69,674 per annum with 21% penalties and allowances increasing this up to $84,000 plus superannuation.

You will have access to many benefits and opportunities for personal and professional growth and development, with job security and clear career pathways with generous salaries.

To serve as a South Australian Police Officer, you must be:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • 18 years or older at the time of application 
  • able to meet medical, fitness and psychometric requirements
  • able to complete operational training and be willing to carry and use personal defence equipment, including a firearm.

To find out more about the eligibility criteria, recruitment process, training, career development and salaries or to apply now, visit

Applications close: 31/01/2022 11:45 PM

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.