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Your Probationary Period

Your probationary period is designed to build on the skills you develop at the Police Academy and help you gain valuable experience.

After an induction program, you'll commence duties with your allocated patrol team and you'll work with a field tutor, mainly undertaking general duties on front-line patrols.

During this time you could respond to jobs such as assaults, disturbances, armed hold-ups, domestic violence, vehicle collisions, deaths and robberies, as well as interacting with your local community. You'll also spend a short period in a major police station with cell facilities and take some leave owing to you.

After successful completion of your Personal Learning Portfolio - a guided learning workbook - you'll be transferred to one of our Local Service Areas or to the Public Transport Safety Branch. Your training will continue, as will collection of evidence to support your ongoing workplace competence.

During your probationary period you'll get involved in a variety of operational duties on patrol, in the station and in cells. During the final phase of probation you'll return to the Academy for final testing before being considered for permanent appointment. At this point, as a Constable of South Australia Police, you'll receive a Diploma of Public Safety (Policing). This Diploma is a nationally accredited award, which is recognised by all Australian police services.