The Interview will be conducted by a three (3) member panel and will provide an opportunity for the NSW Police Force to assess applicants against a number of core qualities including:

  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Resilience

You will be scored on your interview performance and this will form part of your overall professional suitability ranking.


Applicants may be required to bring original copies of documents relied upon during the application process for verification and supply any outstanding documents.  This will be the last opportunity for applicants to supply any outstanding swimming, typing or first aid certificates.

About the process

Interviews will be conducted in the Sydney/Metropolitan and Regional areas.

You will be contacted by the Police Recruitment Branch and notified when and where your interview will take place.

Interview panels may take place at secure NSW Police Force facilities; as such you may be subjected to security screening and be escorted to the interview room.  You should endeavour to arrive at the location at least 15 minutes prior to your interview time.

The Interview panel will consist of three trained interviewers.

Prior to commencement of the interview you will be asked to produce photo I.D and will be introduced to the interviewers.  You will then be provided with a copy of the interview questions and will have 5 minutes reading time to prepare.

The interview will last approximately 30 minutes. We do not require a resume or C.V for the interview.

Should you be successful, your interview score will form part of your overall Professional Suitability ranking score which will be used in determining your position in the eligibility pool.

The Recruitment Branch has prepared some information and tips for undertaking the interview.

Information and Tips for Behavioural Interviews

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