Police Officer Careers

Are you ready for a challenging career with unmatched experiences and rewards? Apply for a role as a police officer with SA Police and take your strengths into a career that can truly make a difference.

In the life of a police officer, no two days are the same. You must be able to deal with the unexpected as you face a variety of tasks – from interacting with the community and basic reporting to handling violent, difficult and distressing situations.

That’s why we look for specific skills and qualities in all our candidates. You’ll need to meet SA Police’s eligibility criteria and undergo a rigorous recruitment process to determine whether you’re right for the job. If we offer you a role, you’ll begin training, during which we’ll pay you while you develop the skills you’ll need to be an officer.

At SA Police, we care about our officers and value the diverse backgrounds and experiences that they bring to their job. We’re committed to establishing a fair, flexible and safe workplace for all our staff. You’ll also have access to benefits and incentives that aim to make sure you have ongoing opportunities for growth and development – our structured career progression program means you’ll have job security and clear career pathways with generous salaries.

Hear firsthand stories about being a police officer with SA Police.

If you think you’re ready for the challenge of a career in policing, we want to hear from you. Register for a seminar or apply now and begin your journey to becoming a police officer.