As a NSW Police officer, you’ll have the opportunity to join a specialist area that’s the right fit for you.
Specialist commands are exciting avenues you can take in progressing your career within the NSW Police Force. Most Specialist commands will provide on the job training and will require you to complete further physical and or psychometric testing. Below are just some of the specialist roles that may interest you.
The Aviation Command, also known as Polair, provides operational airborne support to NSW Police Force.
Polair uses helicopter and fixed wing aircraft equipped with thermal imagining equipment, high definition video and PA systems, real time video feeds to ground stations, search lights, rescue winches, and Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) navigation systems.
Polair provides a range of services:
The Bicycle Squad is a highly visible and popular form of intelligence-based policing, focusing on street level offences such as drug related matters, property crime and assaults.
Bicycle patrol officers duties include:
The NSW Police Force Dog Unit is part of the State Protection Group and Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command.
The Dog Unit deploys teams of English Springer Spaniels, Labradors and German Shepherds trained in:
Detectives are highly skilled and trained investigators with excellent all-round policing skills who complete an accredited university qualification as part of their employment.
Detectives perform the following duties:
FETSC provide a specialised forensic response to crime and incident scenes. Incorporating the collection and examination of exhibits,
FETSC focus on:
HWP delivers targeted, high profile traffic enforcement activities to deter and detect inappropriate road user behaviors.
Equipment used and tasks:
The Marine Area Command mission is to pursue excellence in maritime law enforcement and the coordination and control of marine search and rescue.
Marine command's roles include:
The unit provides support at public order management events by undertaking crowd control and traffic management. Mounted Police are used for their searching capability to cover rough terrain and have a greater ground scope than foot police
Mounted officers duties performed:
The PTC is responsible for reducing criminal and anti-social behavior across the transport network by responding to the most up-to-date intelligence and targeting known trouble spots through covert or highly visible operations.
Roles of PTC officers include:
The Public Order & Riot Squad (PORS) began operations ensure the NSW Police Force is ready and equipped to resolve any public order incident or situation.
PORS police are trained and ready to deal with:
RBDU specialises in:
The TOU and Negotiations Unit work together, with the primary objective being the safe resolution of high risk situations, without loss of life, injury to persons or damage to property.
TOU variety of situations include: