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Are you in search of a job with excellent working conditions at a professional and progressive organisation? Do you want to support the important work of police officers in the community? A career with SA Police means that you’ll enjoy the camaraderie and support of a friendly, close-knit team, along with the fantastic benefits that ensure you’ll always find it a great place to work.

Work-life balance

Working at SA Police enables you to achieve a healthy work-life balance, and we offer a range of flexible working arrangements to support you, including:

  • flexible hours
  • part-time employment
  • purchased leave
  • compressed weeks
  • family carer’s leave
  • compassionate leave
  • paternity and maternity leave
  • leave without pay.

You’ll work a standard working week of 37.5 hours and receive four weeks recreational leave each year (and 17.5% leave loading), sick leave and long-service leave entitlements. We’ll also pay you penalty rates if your role involves shift work.

Equity and diversity

At SA Police, we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of openness and organisational learning, with high-performance teamwork, personal ethics and accountability.

We’re committed to establishing a fair, flexible and safe workplace for all our staff. This means we support inclusive work practices and have a zero-tolerance policy for any forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying.

We have equity contact officers throughout our organisation, whose job it is to support these commitments. Gay and lesbian liaison officers (GLLOs) are also stationed at all Districts/Local Service Areas to support the local LGBTIQ community and ensure fair and equal access to our policing services.

Learn more about the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) strategies we’ve put in place to ensure that SA Police is a positive and diverse workplace for all.

Career development opportunities

We work with all our officers and staff to provide continuous opportunities for development and support in fulfilling their career ambitions with SA Police. This includes assistance for further study and training as well as regular performance feedback.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work alongside and receive mentorship from highly skilled professionals. Plus, you’ll have access to our employee assistance program.

Locations across the state

SA Police has various support roles at our police headquarters in the Adelaide city centre, as well as at other stations across the city and regional South Australia. With jobs all over the state, you can find the perfect role for you – no matter where you live.