Can you pass a physical fitness test once a year, and a mental health test every day of the year?
As a police officer, you can make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community. ACT Policing is the community policing arm of the Australian Federal Police, which means when a crime is committed in Canberra you are the first point of contact.
Once you successfully complete your 24 week live-in recruit course at the AFP College in Canberra, you will become a Constable of Police and be deployed to a Station to undertake General Duties. As a General Duties police officer you may:
- investigate thefts, burglaries and traffic accidents
- patrol the neighbourhood
- carry out search warrants
- search for missing persons
- keep the peace at public events and demonstrations
- attend fires, floods and other emergency situations
- mediate disputes
- give evidence in court.
Within ACT Policing there are options to specialise in areas such as crime prevention, search and rescue, special operations, drugs, sexual assault, fraud, rural patrol, traffic, intelligence, crash investigations or emergency/disaster management.
You have the ability to undertake international deployments, United Nations monitoring and peacekeeping missions, spend time working at Jervis Bay, Christmas Island, Cocos Island or Norfolk Island, or you could become a Federal Agent working on national and international within the broader Australian Federal Police.
We encourage you to regularly visit our website and explore the diversity of ACT Policing. A career with us can take you into the community, across the country or around the world. It’s challenging but above all rewarding.
It’s anything but every day.