WOMEN CAN MAKE OUR COMMUNITY STRONG. TAKE YOUR STRENGTHS INTO A CAREER THAT MATTERS.
You know how to communicate. You’re resilient. You make strong connections with people. You want to make a lasting and positive impact, and influence lives for the better. So take advantage of what you’re great at, and take these strengths even further in a career with South Australia Police.
With female officer numbers within SAPOL nearing 1,300, SAPOL now has female role models at all levels within the organisation - from senior management and specialist positions, right through to the frontline - and we are currently looking for more women to join the team.
SAPOL supports a healthy work/life balance with six weeks of recreational leave per year for police officers and other leave entitlements including maternity leave (paid after 12 months), as well as opportunities for flexible working hours after completion of probation.
This means your career as a police officer can let you keep doing the things you love like playing sport, socialising, travelling and spending time with family.
Other benefits include paid professional training, competitive salaries, a supportive culture and opportunities for personal development and career progression.
SAPOL values equality and offers a diverse range of professional career options to choose from, so no matter what your interests may be, SAPOL has a position for you. Career pathways include:
- Dog/Mounted Operations
- prosecution services
- crime scene examination
- criminal investigations
- crime prevention
- youth programs
- human resources
- training and development.
Need some inspiration?
But don’t just take our word for it. Watch these videos to hear first-hand the personal stories about three female officers - how and why they chose a career with SAPOL, their role and aspirations, and the opportunities within SAPOL. Alternatively, attend one of our Pre-application seminars to find out more.
Kathryn chats about what she loves about her career with SA Police, her memories of the Academy and what the uniform means to her.
Sarah discusses her police career in South Australia after starting her working life as a veterinary nurse.
Natasha talks about her police career in South Australia as a Crime Scene Investigator.
Lisa talks about her career as a Protective Security Officer and how she is using it as a pathway to becoming a police officer.
Watch more testimonials
You can also read the stories from five female officers who started other careers - including elite cycling, journalism, pharmacy, banking and assisting Mounted Operations Unit - but all turned to a career with SAPOL.