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Police Cadet
South Australia Police
Job reference: 603660
Location: - VARIOUS -
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

South Australia Police– Police Officer

Now is the time to consider a career with South Australia Police (SAPOL)! We are currently seeking new and experienced Police Officers with at least 3 years full time experience to join SAPOL.

If you are an experienced Police Officer we are currently offering incentives to relocate to South Australia and join SAPOL. We will also recognise your previous years of service and offer attractive remuneration upon permanent appointment.

We are looking to find people who represent our values, the vastly diverse backgrounds in our community, and who are seeking a new and exciting career.

At SAPOL, we believe everyone has unique skills and abilities. Your contribution as a Police Officer will help continue to build on the strong foundations that have seen us remain contemporary and highly regarded policing organisation. These are exciting times as SAPOL develops new initiatives across our people, operations and technology portfolios.

About the role:

The role will be a full-time police officer position within the South Australia Police. You will be joining a team who truly makes a difference enabling safer communities in South Australia. We are seeking people with varied life experiences and cultural backgrounds, which reflect the diversity of our community. First Nations people and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To be successful in this role, you will be:

  • A strong communicator who is able to effectively resolve conflict.
  • A confident and decisive problem-solver, able to think on your feet.
  • Honest and reliable.
  • Courageous.
  • Patient, resilient and respectful.

Training with SAPOL will be undertaken at our Police Academy at Taperoo and will combine academic studies in law, policy and procedure with practical and physical training.

After successfully completing your training you will be part of a team who provide frontline services to the community, which will include mobile patrols to prevent and detect crime, maintaining law and order and undertaking an active role in traffic policing and road safety campaigns.

Some of the key tasks you will perform in this role include:

  • Preventing, detecting and investigating offences in areas such as street offences, family violence, traffic, drugs and alcohol.
  • Securing and examining crime scenes and accidents to locate and obtain evidence.
  • Maintaining public safety.
  • General Patrols in identified areas to minimise the potential for public disturbance and crime.
  • Investigating accidents, crimes, minor offences and public complaints.
  • Gathering evidence and investigating, arresting and interviewing suspects.
  • Testing persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and issuing infringement notices for traffic offences.
  • Directing and controlling traffic at congested areas.
  • Attending at community engagement events.
  • Providing advice and assistance to victims of crime and their families.
  • Maintaining records and preparing reports.
  • Attending court.

You will then have the opportunity for further training, with more than 40 professional specialities - no matter where your interests lie, you will be sure to find a role that is the right fit for you.

Upon permanent appointment the rate of remuneration will be based on an assessment of prior service. Recruits with demonstrated police experience may be appointed at a level commensurate with their expertise, up to the rank of Senior Constable. The expected salary range will be $96,000-$112,000, inclusive of shift penalties and depending on experience and classification. 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:

  • 18 years or older at the time of application.
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident.
  • Able to meet medical, fitness and psychometric requirements.

Able to complete operational training and be willing to carry and use operational safety equipment, including a firearm.

To find out more about the eligibility criteriarecruitment processtrainingcareer development and salaries or to apply now, visit

Please contact SAPOL Talent Acquisition Section on (08) ​7322 3353 or

Applications close: 31/12/2024 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.