Accelerated Prosecutors Recruitment Program


Police Prosecuting – Arguably, the best career choice!

NSW Police Prosecutors are responsible for prosecuting matters on behalf of the NSW Police Force as well as other government agencies in Local Courts, Children's Courts and the Coroner's Courts in over 150 locations across the State. Police prosecutors are responsible for prosecuting 95% of all criminal cases in New South Wales.

Do you have a law degree? Are you intrigued by criminal cases? Interested in justice? Keen to develop excellent advocacy skills? Read on!!

The New South Wales Police Force is now offering Law Graduates and admitted Solicitors/Barristers an opportunity to fast track into a career as a Police Officer – Prosecutor. You must, at the very minimum, have completed (or about to complete) a Law Degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program timelines:

  • Upon attestation from the Police Academy the APRP officer will commence duty at their assigned Metropolitan Police Area Command and continue their ADPP studies.
  • After 12 months duty at their PAC, the officer will be eligible for transfer to Police Prosecutions Command, when a position is available.
  • The APRP officer commences their Prosecutor Education Program as a Trainee Prosecutor.
  • With the successful conclusion of approximately 12 months class and practical instruction, the APRP officer is appointed a Police Prosecutor.


Please contact NSWPF Recruitment Branch for specific dates on NSW Police Academy Class Intakes. Field Placement at a police station is a requirement of recruit training. Dates of these field placements can be obtained by contacting the Recruitment Branch on freecall 1800 222 122

APRP – Pathway to Police Prosecutor

Once accepted into the Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program, the pathway is as follows:

  • Full time or Online study of the Associate Degree of Policing Practice to become a Police Officer
  • On the job training at a police station for 12 – 24 months
  • Completion of the ADPP
  • Transfer to Police Prosecutions, training for around 12 months passing all classroom and practical instruction and assessments to achieve designation status as a Police Prosecutor.
  • The APRP pathway is 4 year duration following transfer to Police Prosecutions and the APRP recruit is contracted to remain with the program.

For more information regarding the Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program please download the information brochure.

APRP recruitment dates will be advised in due course. Should you wish to notify the Co-ordinator, APRP of your interest in this program, please complete the Expression of Interest form and email to:

Sergeant Ken Schneiders  -  or call (02) 8835 6734

APRP Info SheetAPRP Form

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