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As a community constable, you'll use your understanding of cultural and social issues within your local community to work with SA Police and the community. To join us, you need to be an honest and respected leader with a strong desire to assist the community and the ability to meet challenges head-on.

To learn more about the entry requirements for applying as a community constable with SA Police, contact our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employee coordinator on 7322 3353.


You must either be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or hold Australian permanent residency to join SA Police.


You need to be at least 18 years old before you can begin your training.

There is no upper age limit – all applicants undergo the same application and testing process.


To apply for a position as community constable, you need to have a C class (car) Australian driver’s licence and have experience driving both manual and automatic vehicles.

A provisional licence is also acceptable; however, you must not have accrued any demerit points or be on a Safer Driver Agreement.

Health and fitness

As a community constable, you need to maintain a high level of fitness to meet the physical demands of the job. Throughout the recruitment process, we will carry out medical and physical examinations to evaluate your fitness level.

Applicants over the age of 35 must undertake an exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) before participating in physical testing.

Read more about our medical standards


Your visual acuity needs to be 6/9 or better (with or without correction) AND 6/18 or better in your worse eye without correction.


Completion of Year 12 or equivalent is highly desirable. If you haven’t completed Year 12, we will consider other evidence of your ability to cope with the academic aspects of training and the demands of the job.

Character and communication skills

As a community constable, you’ll work directly with the local community, so it’s essential that you’re a well-known and respected member of your community.

You should be of excellent character and have a sound knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of cultures, beliefs and customs. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate with others in an effective and sensitive manner.

Recruitment testing

Recruitment testing for community constables consists of a number of assessments to ensure your suitability for the job and to identify your skills. For more information on the testing, please contact our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employee coordinator on 7322 3353.