Training

If we offer you a role as a community constable with SA Police, you’ll go through a full-time, paid training course at our academy.

Here, you’ll undertake training that will improve your understanding of policing practices, law, policy and procedure, and build your capabilities in the community constable role.

Located in Taperoo, north-west of Adelaide’s city centre, our academy houses state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • simulation training facilities
  • a scenario-based training village
  • weapon ranges
  • self-defence training rooms
  • a gymnasium
  • a library
  • lecture theatres
  • a mess hall
  • classrooms.

The academy, your trainers, and your peers provide a supportive learning environment to ensure that the training is a rewarding experience.

Among the skills and knowledge you’ll acquire are:

  • operational safety
  • searching and handcuffing
  • self-defence techniques
  • basic driver training
  • basic police administration
  • foundational training in policing.

You might find it challenging – especially at first – and you’ll need to be responsible for your learning. However, we want to see you graduate and will provide you with the environment and support to help you achieve your goals.

You’re learning won’t stop here, though. After graduation, we’ll assess you on your workplace competence, and you’ll receive ongoing support and mentorship to allow you to enhance your skills and flourish in your new career. As a community constable, you’ll use your knowledge and the skills you develop to support and build connections between SA Police and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.