Join ACT Policing as a police officer
Make a difference and preserve public safety in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) community.
The AFP's community policing service is ACT Policing.
As an ACT police officer you'll:
- be the first point of contact for members of the public who need help
- work with the community to address victim-based crime, threats to community safety, serious and organised crime, and road safety.
We aim to keep the ACT safe and secure through policing activities on behalf of the ACT Government.
Being an ACT police officer is different to national policing work. Police officers in our national policing arm investigate and prevent crime to keep Australia, and Australian interests overseas, safe. They also provide protective security at Australian airports. Learn more about becoming an AFP police officer.
What you'll do
As an ACT police officer, you can make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community. When a crime is committed in the ACT you are the first point of contact.
After you complete your 24-week live-in recruit training at the AFP College in Canberra, you'll become a police constable. You'll be deployed to one of 5 local police stations across Canberra to undertake general duties.
- patrol the Canberra community and respond to incidents
- deal with crimes such as robbery, drug offences, family violence and traffic incidents
- proactively engage with the Canberra community.
Over time, you'll have the opportunity to specialise in a range of roles including:
- community safety
- family violence
- major crime, such as drugs, organised crime and homicide
- sexual assault
- rural patrol
- road policing
- crash investigations
- emergency and disaster management.
To learn more about ACT Policing and the AFP, and get to know our people, read our people's stories.