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Roles and Vacancies

Are you ready to apply, or keen to find out more about the opportunities available with SAPOL? Here are some of the areas where you can make a valuable contribution:

Call Centre

The South Australia Police Call Centre is committed to supporting and delivering a professional service by working together to keep police, emergency services, partner agencies and the community safe during emergencies and major events. Call Centre Consultants are responsible for responding to 131444 calls for police assistance, 1800 333 000 Crime Stoppers calls and taking various police reports.  On occasion, consultants are responsible for responding to Triple Zero '000' emergency calls and arranging a policing response 24/7.  Read more


We have a range of positions that require your accounting experience and qualifications for statutory reporting, taxation, financial systems and auditing. Forensic Accountants also assist police investigations, offering a specialist investigative and analytical accounting service and providing independent expert evidence in criminal and civil proceedings.

Information Technology

If you're an Analyst Programmer, Help Desk Consultant, Database Administrator or in Network Support, you can be part of the team that supports our IT and communications services.

General Administration

Administrative and clerical positions are critical to our operational requirements. If you have the skills and experience, you can join us in one of our metropolitan, regional or central office locations.

Procurement and Contract Management

Assisting with customer-focused procurement and contract management services, opportunities include Contract Advisors and Purchasing Officers.

Other specialist roles

There are plenty of challenges available for specialists in fingerprint investigation, intelligence analysis, legal, welfare, psychology, medical, records management, call centre operations and occupational health and safety.

Graduate Program

If you're a recent graduate or about to complete your studies, SAPOL can offer you a career where you'll get to put all your skills and qualifications into action.

Depending on the discipline, you can be employed in a variety of locations for up to for 12 months and your program will focus on ethics, legislation, team work, communication, health and safety, diversity, working effectively and government protocols.

To find out more or to register for the program visit

If you're an accounting graduate, the Graduate Program is run through the Department of Treasury and Finance, who have more information at

Traineeship Program

We can offer young South Australians the opportunities to undertake a traineeship.

If you're:

  • aged between 17 and 24 (up to 28 years if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, a person with a disability or long-term unemployed)
  • live in South Australia
  • have completed Year 11/SACE Stage 1 or have graduated from, or are undertaking vocational training with, a registered training provider (eg. TAFE)

you can join us for up to 12 months to work in a variety of roles across the agency. If you successfully complete the program you'll receive a nationally recognised qualification.

You can view traineeship opportunities available on the South Australia Government Notice of Vacancies site.


If you'd like to search and apply for a role with us, you can find all our current opportunities on the South Australia Government Notice of Vacancies. All you need to do is visit the site and choose 'Police' in the 'All Departments / Agencies' box on the lower right of the home page. Searching on 'All Occupation Codes' and 'All Locations' will give you a list of our vacancies. All government traineeships are also advertised on this site. Just make sure you check the 'View Trainee / Cadet / Apprentice Vacancies' box in the search area.

Some of the vacancies available are only available to current South Australian Government employees. If you're not working for the South Australian Government or are not employed with another public sector agency, you can apply for roles marked 'Advt', which are also being advertised in the press, or any of the Expressions of Interest vacancies.

All the information you need to apply, including the essential minimum and desirable criteria that you must meet for your application, will be within the role description.