[iframe src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-MX6JG9W" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden"][/iframe]


The Police Security Officer Qualification Program (PSOQP) is a comprehensive 13 week course conducted at the Police Academy, immediately following graduation a further 2 weeks of training occurs. You will receive training in:

  • law and evidence
  • communication
  • ethics and integrity
  • authorities pursuant to the Police Act 1998
  • driver training
  • firearms training, OC spray, batons and defensive tactics.
  • Custody management

The Police Academy is a state of the art teaching facility that was opened in 2011. It has extensive computer, classroom and physical training facilities, a scenario village and is located adjacent to the beach. We provide you with all the tools to chart your progress towards your goal through regular practical assessments, exams and feedback. You will be required to attend training on a full-time basis Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Once you have successfully completed the 13 week qualification program you may be offered a 12 month contract of employment. Within this contract there will be a 6 month probation period. During this initial 12 months you must complete competencies contained within a Personal Learning Portfolio (PLP). The PLP will focus on operational safety, authorities, day to day duties and will enhance your self-development.

Our team members remain in constant contact using the latest technologies, such as the South Australian Government Radio Network, mobile data terminals and GPS tracking in our patrol vehicles.