Take the quiz to see if you may be eligible to commence an application to the NSW Police Force.
Are you an Australian citizen (by birth, naturalisation or citizenship) or permanent resident?
NSW Police officers are required to be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
Are you over 18 years of age?
You must be at least 18 years of age to lodge a Police application for the NSW Police Force.
Do you have a NSW Drivers Licence at a minimum of Green Provisional or equivalent interstate licence?
If not, unfortunately you will not be eligible to submit an application.
Do you have an acceptable driving offence history?
Applicants who have been convicted of Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol (PCA) offences will be subject to exclusion periods of between two (2) and ten (10) years from the date of the offence. Applicants who have been convicted of two (2) PCA or associated offences will not be accepted. For more information, please visit the background checks page.
Have you been criminally charged?
Applicants who have prior criminal convictions or who have otherwise come under adverse attention would not be assessed as professionally suitable.
Have you been the subject of an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO)?
If you have been the subject of an enforceable AVO, your application will be rejected for a period of 10 years from the expiration date of the AVO.
Are you medically fit?
You will be required to undertake an initial medical assessment to ensure you can perform the inherent requirements of policing duties. If you believe you have a serious medical condition you are advised to contact the Police Recruitment Branch for further advice and information.
Are you prepared to work rotating shift work including night shifts, weekends and public holidays?
If not, you will be unsuitable for general duties policing. Police Officers are rostered for shiftwork which includes night shifts, weekends and public holidays to ensure the NSW Police Force provides 24 hour policing to the community of NSW.
Are you willing to carry and use a range of tactical policing options to perform Policing duties?
NSW Police Officers are trained to use a range of tactical options such as a Glock pistol, Conducted Electrical Weapon (Taser), Oleoresin Capsicum Spray (OC), extendible baton and handcuffs.
Are you able to cope with graphic and emotive incidents as a Police officer, including motor vehicle accidents, crime scenes, assaults and deaths?
Are you willing to be posted to any location in New South Wales at the direction of the Commissioner of Police?
The NSW Police Force provides policing services to NSW. Police officers can be placed at any area within the State to meet our operational requirements.
If you are eligible, have you enrolled in The University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE) with Charles Sturt and received an email inviting you to lodge a Police Professional Suitability Application (PSA)?
If you answer 'NO' to this question you are ineligible to apply. Please contact the NSW Police Recruitment Branch on 1800 222 122.
You appear to fulfill the basic requirements for admission into the Associate Degree in Policing Practice. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the minimum academic entry requirements and recruitment process prior to submitting your application.
It appears that you may not fulfil the basic requirements for entry into the Associate Degree in Policing Practice. If you answered ‘No’ to having had a driving offence free history for the past 12 months, your application may still be considered if the driving offence is of a minor nature. You may wish to contact the Police Recruitment Branch on 1800 222 122 to discuss your circumstances further.
Further Requirements Include:
‘Aquatic Rescue Sequence’ certification:
Applicants are required to provide certification of successful completion of the Aquatic Rescue Sequence.
First Aid certification:
Applicants are required to supply certification of completion of an approved ‘Apply First Aid’ course with at least 12 months currency remaining on certification.
Applicants are required to supply a recognized certificate of typing proficiency equivalent or greater than 25 words per minute at 98 percent accuracy.