The Community Awareness of Policing Program (CAPP) is a first for law enforcement agencies in Australia.

Developed by the NSW Police Force Customer Service Program, CAPP is providing the leaders of our communities with a unique and unprecedented insight into policing in NSW.

Participants spend a number of evenings and/or days in Sydney and a day at our police college in Goulburn learning about and participating in elements of policing never before experienced by members of the general public, including:

  • Local Area Command
  • The Public Order & Riot Squad
  • Marine Area Command
  • Tactical Operations Unit
  • Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics
  • Education & Training Command
  • State Crime Command
  • Forensic Services Group
  • Police Prosecutions
  • Communications Group
  • State Protection Group
Commissioner ScipioneCommissioner Andrew Scipione APM talks about CAPP

Participants also see and take part in aspects of weapons and officer survival training.

They interact with police from these commands, from constables to commanders, and through realistic exercises are put in the shoes of these officers as they respond to public order incidents, investigate crime scenes, direct maritime search & rescue missions and face armed offenders.

In return, these leaders are encouraged to pass on to members of their communities word of what they have seen, heard and done.