NSW Police Force
Profile Industry : Government & Defence
Location : New South Wales
SECTOR : State Government
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Silver


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.


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.


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.


NSWPF Headquarters in Parramatta, various city locations and Local Area Commands across NSW.


Provides a safe and secure NSW by reducing violence, crime and fear.


General duties, specialist roles and civilian positions.


From 2016 the first step in progressing a policing career with the NSWPF is completing a foundation level program called the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE). The UCWE is the current minimum requirement and is mandatory for all NSWPF applicants.


Recruitment: 1800 222 122 or www.police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment (police)

Civilian positions: www.jobs.nsw.gov.au facebook.com/nswpoliceforce facebook.com/policeglbti


20,601 total staff: 16,644 police officers and 3,957 civilians.


The NSWPF offers an attractive salary and benefits package plus six weeks annual leave, family friendly policies and a range of other benefits including further training, study leave and the opportunity to pursue over 100 specialist career paths.

The NSWPF first implemented a Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO) program in 1990, and has since grown from a handful of inner city GLLOs to over 200 GLLOs across the state. There is a long standing corporate commitment since 1997 (our first policy) to our current policy, formally acknowledging and supporting LGBTI people and communities, as well as an inclusive and supportive workplace

We also have a range of liaison officer roles for other diverse groups within the community eg Multicultural Community Liaison Officers and Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers.

Sergeant Kate Baker

Part of the reason I joined the NSW Police Force was because of its Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer program, and support for the LGBTI community. I am proud to be a member of the NSW Police Force, long-standing GLLO and gay.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
NSW Police Force