Accelerated Prosecutor Recruit Program

The Accelerated Prosecutors Recruit Program is now OPEN to new applications.

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? Keen to develop excellent advocacy skills? Read on!!

Through the Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program (APRP), the New South Wales Police Force is 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.

APRP – Pathway to Police Prosecutor

The three simple steps to commencing your career as a Police Prosecutor are

  • Send your cover letter and documents to NSW Police Prosecutions at
  • If selected, you will undertake the recruitment process.
  • If successful, you may apply to join the NSW Police Force through, nominating in your application that you are seeking to join as an APRP student.

Upon successfully completing the application process you will start with the NSW Police Academy.

Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program timeline

  • Upon attestation from the Police Academy the APRP officer will commence duty at their assigned Metropolitan Police Area Command (PAC) and continue their ADPP studies.
  • After being confirmed as a constable (usually after 12 months at their PAC) the officer will be eligible for transfer to Police Prosecutions Command on the next available Program.
  • 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.

Police Prosecutor – The Logical Choice

The benefits of Police Prosecutions are both professional and personal:

  • Work in a supportive, single focussed environment.
  • Enhance your advocacy skills in a manner unique to this position.
  • Work/life balance with guaranteed weekday shifts and generous leave entitlements.
  • Experience growth and advancement in your professional career.
  • Have your skillset rewarded with the highest payscale in the NSW Police Force.

Applying for the program

You must submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter outlining your experience and what you can bring to this role
  • Resume with contact details (phone, email and residential location)
  • Academic transcript (on official institution document).
  • Roads & Maritime Services certified traffic record (this document remains valid for six months from receipt from RMS to use for your Police Application if selected for APRP program).

Send to email address:

Contact officer: Inspector Rowen Harris  -

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