WHO WE ARE
The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) works with the community to reduce violence, crime and fear. There are currently 430 police stations located in Local Area Commands under six regions across the state. There are also specialist roles within 11 Specialist Commands.
MORE ABOUT US
The NSWPF serves approximately one third of Australia’s population to provide a safe and secure NSW. We currently employ 20,601 people: 16,644 police officers and 3,957 civilians.
Our police respond to crime, emergencies and other calls for assistance. General duties police are your local police, working with detectives and highway patrol to provide a comprehensive, professional, community-based policing service. In addition, there are over 100 specialist roles undertaken by police and civilian staff including Rescue and Bomb Disposal, Public Order Riot Squad, Mounted Police and Forensic Services and Counter Terrorism.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
The NSWPF actively recruits a diverse workforce embracing the principle that a large and diverse community is best served by similar diversity, skills and experiences in the people recruited.
Recruitment, selection and training are conducted through a collaborative arrangement with Charles Sturt University. The Associate Degree in Policing Practice focuses on foundational studies, applied skills and knowledge necessary for the modern police professional.
The NSWPF is committed to implementing a number of workplace diversity strategies including Equal Employment Opportunities and a commitment to multiculturalism, through a Multicultural Policies and Services Program. We are also currently ranked 11 in the top 20 LGBTI employers according to the Australian Workplace Equality Index.