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People from diverse backgrounds

Like the community we serve, SA Police comprises people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We value this diversity and believe it enriches the service we deliver to our community.

Consequently, we’ve implemented a number of recruitment and training initiatives to assist applicants and cadets from a variety of backgrounds, including those for whom English may be a second language.

  • We provide additional time to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals undertaking the TAFE pre-application tests.
  • We consider linguistic and cultural differences during the evaluation of psychometric testing and at the panel interview.
  • We recognise that CALD cadets may require additional support in both the academic and the practical aspects of the Constable Development Program. We also acknowledge that diversity can contribute to the program and benefit other cadets.
  • We balance course composition to include individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

Coming from a strong family background of both Scottish and Aboriginal heritage, Shane understands both indigenous and non-indigenous communities. As a community constable with SA Police, he sees himself as a mediator, helping to educate both his team and the community and bridge the gap between Aboriginal people and policing. Watch his video above (or download Shane's transcript).

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

Our commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

At SA Police, we’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation where all people are safe, respected and supported to reach their potential. This means we support inclusive work practices and have a zero-tolerance policy for any forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying. Read about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We support state government policy to increase the representation and development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD people in the public sector. Read about our newest Community Constables who joined SA Police from the Aboriginal community, and for the first time, the African community.

As a police officer, you’ll engage with people from all walks of life. Your unique life experiences and your distinctive cultural background will serve you well in these endeavours.

Register for a seminar to find out more or apply today for the opportunity to make a difference and give back to your community.