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SA Police is currently recruiting police officers and protective security officers. Visit us at the Adelaide Careers and Employment Expo 7-8 to learn more. Watch our latest PSO recruiting video

The Protective Security Officer Qualification Program (PSOQP) is a comprehensive nine-week course conducted at the Police Academy. You will receive training in:

  • law and evidence
  • communication
  • ethics and integrity
  • authorities pursuant to the Protective Security Act 2007
  • driver training
  • firearms training, OC spray, batons and defensive tactics.

Watch the video below to follow Sarah, Ranjeet and James through the nine-week Protective Security Officers Qualification Program – hear what motivated them to join, learn about what the job entails, get a glimpse of the training they went through and see them graduate.

Alternatively, watch this snapshot of  Sarah and Ranjeet, as they go through the PSOQP before graduating in May to join the ranks of SA Police.

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 9 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 the probation 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.

Read the news story from the 2017 Protective Security Officer graduation