The NSW Police Force acknowledges Aboriginal people as the original owners of the land we call Australia and particularly the lands now known as New South Wales. We also acknowledge that the Aboriginal people of NSW are not one generic group but that they make up many different groups with their own unique languages and customs.
We recognise that our unique role as police provides us the opportunity to promote positive outcomes for Aboriginal people. In the application of our duty we will be mindful of the cultural differences among Aboriginal peoples and between Aboriginal people and the wider community. We will seek to provide employment, education and training to Aboriginal people and employees at every opportunity while at the same time educating our officers on Aboriginal history, culture and society. We will work towards achieving this in the spirit of Aboriginal reconciliation.
Deputy Commissioner R Milkins PSM
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Recruitment
The NSW Police Force recognises its role in being able to provide employment opportunities for Aboriginal people.
In the spirit of Aboriginal reconciliation, the NSW Police Force gives high priority to employing and training Aboriginal people. Additionally, to improve the quality of the service the NSW Police Force provides, our officers are educated on Aboriginal history, culture and society.
We are committed to providing a safe and secure NSW with a police force respected by the community it serves.
To achieve this, the NSW Police Force ensures our employees reflect the diversity of the general community and our policing practices and procedures are culturally sensitive and responsive.
If you identify as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and are interested in a career as a police officer with the NSW Police Force, we have established external programs to ensure you meet our academic requirements to be eligible to apply to Charles Sturt University for the Associate Degree in Policing Practice.
As an employee of the NSW Police Force, you can access a number of support networks within our organisation. The NSW Police Force has an Aboriginal Employees Network in each policing region, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island employees are trained as Peer Support Officers and mentors and a dedicated Aboriginal Employment Unit is established. All Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island employees are encouraged to be involved with our Aboriginal Employee Network meetings and events.
Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD)
The IPROWD program is a specialist programme developed by the NSW Police Force and TAFE NSW. The purpose of the IPROWD programme is to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in gaining a qualification, develop skills and confidence to succeed in applying for a career with the NSW Police Force.
The IPROWD programme is delivered at specific TAFE NSW campuses across regional and metropolitan areas of NSW. For more information about the IPROWD programme, please visit the TAFE NSW IPROWD web site.
Other NSW Police Force career opportunities
If you identify as a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and have an enquiry about clerical or administrative officer employment (non police officer roles) please contact the Aboriginal Employment Coordinator on (02) 8835 9093 or email HRAboriginal@police.nsw.gov.au