"Knowing you've helped people and their families through an ordeal is rewarding and makes it all worthwhile."
Leanne Close, Deputy Chief Police Officer, ACT Policing
The AFP has moved to an annual intake model whereby applicants will be invited to apply once a year to be considered for a role as a Police Recruit with ACT Community Policing. This model provides applicants with specified intake dates, and a more efficient and timely recruitment process. The timing of each annual intake will be based on operational requirements and notification of intakes will be advised through local and regional press advertising campaigns and through the AFP website.
People interested in becoming AFP Police Recruits with ACT Community Policing are encouraged to regularly visit this site and explore the various functions and operations of the AFP. A career with the AFP can take you into the community, across the country or around the globe.
As a member of Community Policing, you can make a positive difference to the lives of people in your local community. This is the AFP's community policing arm, which means you are often the first point of contact when a local crime is committed. After five months live-in training in Canberra, new members begin work as general duties officers. In this role, 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.
Career options include specialising in areas such as crime prevention, search and rescue, special operations, drugs, sexual assault, fraud, rural patrol, crash investigation or emergency/disaster management.
You could also go on to take part in international capacity building, 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 operations.
Learn more about ACT Policing