Become a Queensland Police Officer
The Queensland Police Service employs 11,000 officers to protect and serve the community in all parts of the State.
As police are given specific powers, recruiting people with the right skills, aptitude and attitude is critical to delivering the services expected by residents and visitors to Queensland.
10 Steps to the Academy...
- Express your interest - call 1 300 BE A COP
- Pass the Entrance Exam
- Pass your medical assessment
- Submit your recruit application
- Sit the psychological assessments
- Interview by a community member and police officer
- Integrity, referee and background checks
- Attend Applied Policing Skills Assessment Day
- Enter the suitability pool
- Appointed to an academy intake
The dedicated Police Recruiting website www.policerecruit.com.au
provides all the information an applicant will need to progress through the recruit selection process.
Visit the official Queensland Police Recruiting website to find out all you need to know about a secure job with hundreds of exciting career opportunities.
Public Servant positions
The QPS also employs public servants in administrative and specialist roles to assist in the delivery of policing services.
Vacancies for these non-sworn positions within the QPS are advertised on the Queensland Government Smart jobs and careers website, www.jobs.qld.gov.au
To find what positions are available, search the site by Organisation (Queensland Police Service). This will bring up all available non sworn positions with the QPS throughout Queensland.
Further information for each vacancy will be available from the person nominated in the role description section.
Police Liaison OfficersPolice Liaison Officers are employed by the Queensland Police Service to establish and maintain a positive rapport between indigenous and ethnic communities and the Queensland Police Service.
For further information on Police Liaison Officers CLICK HERE
Volunteers in Policing
Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) is a Queensland Police Service (QPS) initiative created to encourage community participation in local policing services. Launched in 1997, the programme aims to enhance community service delivery by forging strong working partnerships between police and the people it serves. For example, in many police divisions Volunteers in Policing provide much needed follow up support to victims of crime, particularly residents who have been victims of property crime.
How to download forms
Throughout this site, specific documents relating to Queensland Police Service career information and application forms can be downloaded. These documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader
to view them.