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 APRP officer will commence duty at their assigned Metropolitan Police Area Command and continue their ADPP studies.
  • After 12 months duty at their PAC, the officer will be eligible for transfer to Police Prosecutions Command, when a position is available.
  • 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. 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

Once accepted into the Accelerated Prosecutor Recruitment Program, 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.
  • The APRP pathway is 4 year duration following transfer to Police Prosecutions and the APRP recruit is contracted to remain with the program.

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

  • Further information on APRP recruitment dates for 2020 will be provided early next year.

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

  • Resume with contact details including home and email address and telephone numbers
  • Academic transcript (on official institution document). Applicants who complete their course prior to 1 July, 2019 will need to provide a current transcript at the time of application, as well a transcript once they have completed their course.
  • 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:

Please complete the Expression of Interest form and email to:

Senior Sergeant Linda Cummings  -  or call (02) 8835 6780

APRP Info SheetAPRP Form

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