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Before you apply, why not carry out this quick self-assessment to help you confirm that this is the right move for you. You must complete all questions.

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Well done. You have what it takes to be a great Police Officer with SAPOL. You can continue your application below.

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Am I an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia?

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Am I 18 years of age or older?

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Do I hold an unrestricted or probationary class 'car' driver's licence?

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Do I have experience in driving both manual and automatic vehicles?

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Have I been reported for a serious traffic offence?

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Have I been the subject of any criminal charges?

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Do I hold a current Basic (or Essential) First Aid Certificate?

If successful and offered a position by SAPOL you will be required to hold a first aid certificate before undertaking the first outphase of the Constable Development Program (week 16).

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Do I have a good working knowledge of the basic functions of Windows 7 and Microsoft Word 2010?

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Am I medically and physically fit?

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Is my eyesight at a minimum of 6/9 in each eye either with or without visual aids?

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Do I have an injury or disability that could prevent me from performing operational policing duties?

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To apply to become a Protective Security Officer with the South Australia Police, please download and complete the following:

You will also need to collect:

  • a passport size colour photograph of yourself

and copies of your:

  • resumé
  • birth or citizenship certificate
  • driving licence
  • current Basic (or essential) First Aid Certificate
  • plus any other information that could help your application.

Then send your application forms and documents to:

South Australia Police Recruiting Section
100 Angas Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000

Please note:

  • Do not include the original copy of any documents with your application, but these will need to be seen during the selection process.
  • Do not place your application form or supporting documents in folders, binders or covers.
  • If you do not include all the necessary documentation and information your application will be rejected or returned.
  • Your personal details (name, date of birth and current address) will be published (including by electronic means) on the South Australia Police intranet site for confidential comment by serving South Australia Police employees.
  • The recruiting process may take some time. You will be contacted throughout the process regarding tests and assessments.
  • For applicants living in country areas or interstate the selection process may be conducted over four consecutive days.