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Achieve more with SA Police - recruiting now

SAPOL has expanded its program of recruiting for police officers and protective security officers, with courses commencing between October 2020 and January 2021.

We are recruiting up to 72 police officers and are looking for an additional 54 protective security officers

Whether you are a school leaver or a uni graduate, a career changer or someone who has held a life-long dream to join SA Police, there are many ways you can join our team. With over 40+ career options, SA Police is looking for enthusiastic people with diverse experiences and backgrounds who want to make a difference. With such a diverse range of career options, no matter where your interests lie, you can find a field that’s the right fit for you.

Initial training to become a police officer is now nine and a half months in duration, with appointment as a Probationary Constable after the first six months of training. Upon completion of training, you will be deployed as a probationary constable on uniform patrol duties.

Watch our latest policing video of Probationary Constable Prue Webb sharing just some of the benefits of working for SAPOL as a police officer.

For protective security officers, training is nine weeks.

A career as a PSO is rewarding and challenging and contributes to South Australia’s counter terrorism strategies and community safety. In this role, the primary function is to maintain the security of government facilities, public officials and the community through:

  • Electronic surveillance by monitoring alarms and CCTV systems.
  • Mobile security patrols of government facilities.
  • Static guard services at government buildings.

A number of PSOs may also assist with SAPOL COVID-19 duties commensurate with their training and qualifications.

Watch our latest PSO video which was released to the public today.

Please visit to find out more about a career as a police officer or protective security officer, watch videos from serving officers and on the fitness test, and learn about the application process.