Accelerated Prosecutors Recruitment Program


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? Interested in justice? Keen to develop excellent advocacy skills? Read on!!

The New South Wales Police Force is now 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.

Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program timelines:

  • Upon attestation from the Police Academy the officer will commence duty at their assigned Metropolitan Police Area Command and continue their ADPP studies.
  • After the completion of their probationary period, usually 12 months duty at their PAC, the officer will be eligible to apply for accelerated entry into the Prosecutor Education Program.
  • If deemed suitable the APRP officer commences the 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. 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 on freecall 1800 222 122

APRP – Pathway to Police Prosecutor

The pathway is as follows:

  • Full time or Online study of the Associate Degree of Policing Practice to become a Police Officer
  • On the job training at a police station for 12 – 24 months
  • Completion of the ADPP
  • Transfer to Police Prosecutions, training for around 12 months passing all classroom and practical instruction and assessments to achieve designation status as a Police Prosecutor.
  • You will then serve a minimum tenure of 3 years as a Prosecutor within the Metropolitan area.

For more information regarding the Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program please download the information brochure.

NSW Police Prosecutions are recruiting for the Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program

To apply for the program, you must submit the following documents:

  • Complete all standard recruitment requirements to enter the NSW Police Force.
  • Complete all the requirements of the Associate Degree of Policing Practice, completing your Probationary period at a Police Area Command.
  • Have completed your Law Degree.
  • Have been deemed suitable to enter the Police Prosecution Education Program (This will involve an interview process, you can make application to be considered at the time you are nearing completion of your Probationary period)
  • For further information:

Send to email address:

Please complete the Expression of Interest form and email to:  or call (02) 8286 4294

Please include:

  • Academic transcript (on official institution document). Applicants who complete their course prior to 1 July, 2020 will need to provide a current transcript at the time of application, as well a transcript once they have completed their course.

APRP Info SheetAPRP Form

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