Aboriginal Community Police Officer (ACPO)
Your life. Your community. Your career. Want to help people in communities, be a role model and have a rewarding career? Then a career as an ACPO is for you.
|Applications Close 16 November 2012|
|Assessment Centre Darwin/Alice
9 December 2012
8 April 2013
- be of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent
- at the commencement of training be 18 years of age
- possess a current provisional or open manual drivers licence
- have general computing skills
- possess or have the ability to obtain a first aid certificate (HLTFA301B or HLTFA 301C)
- be of good character (NT Police Integrity Guidelines)
How do I apply?
To apply you must submit an ACPO Application with required documentation, to find out more download the ACPO Information booklet.
If your initial application is approved the following processes will follow;
(Please note, candidates who fail to meet the required standards may be excluded from submitting an application for a determined period and will be notified in writing).
The ACPO training course is approximately twelve weeks of paid training and is conducted in Darwin at the NTPFES College at the Peter McAulay Centre, Berrimah. The course is demanding and involves learning legislation, operational safety tactics, driver training, information systems, communications and much more. After completion of the course members will be either posted to one of the four major centres (greater Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek or Alice Springs) or may have the opportunity to work in remote communities. There is a probation period of twelve months and members work towards the nationally recognised qualification of Certifate II, III and IV of Public Safety (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Policing).
(Members of the NT Police Force may be required to serve in any geographical location where a police presence is required.)
If you have any questions relating to the role of an Aboriginal Community Police Officer, email NT Police Recruitment on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 005 099. Please include your full name, DOB, the entry pathway you are interested in and how you first became aware of NT Police Recruitment.