Australian Federal Police

AFP Police and Protective Service Officer Entry Level Recruit 2021 (BB-D4807)

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Submit your interest today!

  • Do you want to engage with your community in a meaningful way?
  • Do you crave a challenging but highly rewarding career in law enforcement?
  • Are you a fit, healthy, resilient individual who wants to be a part of a diverse, inclusive and supportive organisation?
  • Take the first steps to join the AFP today.

    A career as a Police or Protective Service Officer in the AFP will enable close involvement with all members of your community. You will begin your AFP career as an entry level Recruit and following comprehensive training will play a critical front line role in combatting criminal activity and protecting others.

    The AFP is committed to a diverse workforce and gender balance, therefore females, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for entry level recruit roles.

    How do I submit my Interest?

    Submitting your interest forms the beginning of our initial entry level process and will be used to progress motivated applicants through to the AFP Entrance Exam and Fitness Assessment - anticipated to commence from late May 2021.

    After submitting, you will select a Police Officer or Protective Service Officer (PSO) role preference. This will influence how you are progressed through initial recruitment gateways. Policing and PSO Recruit programs will commence throughout 2021 and you may be considered for a program as soon as October 2021.

    This process will be used for a minimum of 6 months (pending applicant interest) and will replace previous recruitment processes.


    What does a Protective Service Officer do?

    Protective Service Officers deliver protective security and first response capability to protect Australia’s interests.

    As first responders, PSO's assess the appropriate law enforcement response for the situation, report and collate relevant data and maintain cooperative relationships with stakeholders and the public when protecting people, assets and critical infrastructure such as Parliament House and key Defence sites.

    PSOs work in AFP stations in capital cities and remote locations as well as at major Australian airports across Australia. These stations are primarily along the Eastern coast with minimal opportunity in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, and no opportunities in Tasmania. Deployment locations are based on the operational and organisational requirements of the AFP. There are great opportunities to work in our remote locations such as Pine Gap and Exmouth and those willing to deploy to required locations will potentially get selected into courses faster.

    What does a Police Officer do?

    Policing opportunities exist within ACT Community Policing based in Canberra.

    ACT Community Police Officers are responsible for providing public safety within the ACT and are alert, equipped and ready to respond to any threats of violence in the Nation’s Capital.

    ACT Police are a first point of contact for the public requiring police assistance and will be required to investigate breaches of the law, assess evidence and interview witnesses over the course of investigations. ACT Community Police have a genuine interest in servicing the community in roles such as general duties, community safety, criminal investigations, traffic operations and intelligence.

    As an ACT Community Police Officer, you can expect to attend incidents involving many crime types, such as; homicide, assault and other offences against a person; robbery and burglary; vehicle theft and property damage and other offences including deception, weapon, drug and public order offences.

    Please Note: At times opportunities may exist for police recruits to be deployed to our state commands ie. Eastern Command (Sydney), Sothern Command (Melbourne).

    Am I eligible?

    Although we welcome applications from all, to progress through this process you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be 18 years of age or older. If you are not yet 18 - don't worry you can still apply, but you will be unable to progress until your 18th birthday
  • have a minimum Year 10 Certificate with Cert IV/Diploma or Trade level qualification/Certificate. Year 12 Certificate and University level qualifications are welcomed
  • hold a valid Australian driver’s licence (P Plates are accepted however if you have a learners licence please apply once you have your provisional licence).
  • Additional information can be found on the AFP Careers Entry Level recruit page and includes:

  • candidate information packs.
  • details on the roles, remuneration and benefits.
  • details on the recruitment process, including mandatory gateways.
  • How do I submit my interest?

    To submit your interest you will first need to complete a simple application, answering a few easy questions. One of these questions will ask you to nominate a role (PSO, Police Officer, or either role).

    Once submitted, please continue to monitor your email address for invitations from recruitment to complete the various gateways, starting with The AFP Entrance Exam and including a fitness assessment, medical and psychological appointment, uploading your Security pack and personal documents, and attending an interview and assessment centre.

    The process can take 4-12 months to clear all the gateways and this will depend on recruit courses, applicant readiness, as well as responding to COVID.

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