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Thinking of joining SA Police? Or perhaps you haven’t quite considered it yet but would like to know more...

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.

We support a healthy work-life balance for our officers, with six weeks of recreational leave every year as well as other entitlements, such as maternity leave and opportunities for flexible work hours. Benefits include professional training, competitive salaries, and a supportive work culture. It's a great place to work!

If you're looking to achieve more, we invite you to join Recruitment team members, Senior Constable Chantelle Sargent and Sergeant Nicholas Dowling, Course Mentor Sergeant Donna Patterson and Cadets Lauren Arney and Charles Bullen for our online PACE forum on Thursday, 17 September at 7.00 pm. We’ll be providing information on and answering your recruitment-based questions.

Simply register your interest or tune in to our Facebook page on Thursday night from 7.00 pm.

You can post your questions in the event discussion now. We'll be addressing them online at the PACE forum on the night.

Please visit to find out more about policing careers, watch videos from serving officers and on the fitness test, and learn about the application process – it may help you think of questions you may wish to ask.

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