The Forensic Evidence and Technical Services Command Accelerated Recruitment Program 2023 is now OPEN..
Applications are now OPEN for FETSCARP. You will be required to apply for only 1 stream – Fingerprint Operations Branch or Crime Scene Services Branch. Please ONLY submit your preference. Double entries will be rejected.
NSWPF is now offering forensic science graduates an opportunity to fast track into a career as a Police Officer - Forensic Investigator. To be considered for the program, you must have completed a forensic science degree from a recognised tertiary institution. See the list of approved courses.
The Forensic Evidence and Technical Services Accelerated Recruitment Program (FE&TSARP) involves completing the Associate Degree in Policing Practice (ADPP) whilst performing and gaining an insight into general policing duties at a Sydney metropolitan police station. However the minimum general duties component has been reduced from three years to one year as part of this program.
Please contact NSWPF Recruitment Branch for specific dates for 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.
Upon being accepted into the accelerated program, the pathway is as follows:
Training to achieve expert status (Crime Scene, Fingerprints, Document Examination) through the Australasian Forensic Science Assessment Body (AFSAB) is competency based and generally takes four to five years to complete. It consists of:
All training requirements to achieve national accreditation are funded by NSWPF.
For more information of specific careers within the FE&TS Command please download the below Information Sheets or contact the FE&TS Human Resources Manager via email at firstname.lastname@example.org