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.
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
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.