Volunteers in Policing

Become a police volunteer

The Volunteers In Policing Program operates within the ACT, in support of the activities of ACT Policing. Our volunteers bring a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to their roles which include:

  • front office support at police stations
  • assistance at community events
  • ceremonial support (award investitures)
  • catering at training exercises and workshops
  • role playing for police recruit training.

The program operates between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday with very limited after-hours or weekend work. No remuneration is paid to police volunteers.

Minimum mandatory requirements

Applicants must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • Be aged 18 years or older.
  • Be an Australian Citizen at the time of application; and
  • Be of good character.

Applicants are required to undergo psychological testing, security vetting and selection interviews.

Interstate applicants

The program is based in Canberra and provides support to ACT Policing only. Interstate applicants should contact police recruitment in their relevant state jurisdictions.

Please note, this program is not an entry pathway to a career in the AFP.



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