Working as a Community Constable

A career as a community constable with SA Police means you’ll be performing an extremely challenging yet uniquely rewarding role. You’ll have the opportunity to gain the respect and support of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and make a lasting and significant contribution to their daily lives.

Working at various urban and regional locations throughout South Australia, you’ll use your understanding of the cultural and social issues within the community to bridge the gap between Indigenous people and local policing.

You’ll be a strong and active leader, and be involved in running a wide range of programs to address the key issues affecting your local community. Through your work, you’ll make a positive contribution not only to the local people, but also to the non-Indigenous officers you work alongside.

Benefits

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

Following graduation, you’ll receive a generous salary and have opportunities for growth, further development and increased responsibilities. After three years, you’ll be able to apply to be a senior community constable. We outline our salary structure for community constables below:

Rank increment rangeAnnual salary
Community constable (one to three years)$51,500 to $56,908
Senior community constable (one to four years)$58,710 to $62,315

Hear about Shane’s experience as a community constable with SA Police (download Shane's transcript).

IWORKFOR.SA.gov.au, the State Government's jobs board, also features two of our community constables. Watch Community Constable Jemal's short video  or read Community Constable Matthew's story

Not everybody has what it takes to be a community constable. You need to be an honest and respected leader with a strong understanding of your local people.

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 732 23353 or direct on 0408 702 810.

Or apply now for the chance to make a real difference in your community.