ACT Policing





Policing is a challenge, and a rewarding career

- First Constable Joel Wiseman, General Duties Police Officer

ACT Policing

ACT Policing

The Work

As a police officer in ACT Policing you can make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community. ACT Policing is the community policing arm of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), which means when a crime is committed in the ACT you are the first point of contact.

You will work with the community to address victim-based crime, threats to community safety, serious and organised crime, and road safety.

ACT Policing also employs professional members who provide vital support to operational teams working in the community.


Once you successfully complete your 24-week live-in recruit course at the AFP College in Canberra, you will become a constable of police and be deployed to one of five police stations in Canberra to undertake general duties.

Within ACT Policing there are options to specialise in areas such as:

  • Community safety
  • Family violence
  • Proactive policing
  • Criminal investigations
  • Drugs and organised crime
  • Sexual assault
  • Fraud
  • Rural patrol
  • Road policing
  • Intelligence
  • Crash investigations
  • Emergency/disaster management
  • Judicial operations

What we do


ACT Policing also employs professional members to support operational teams. This includes areas such as:

  • Human resources
  • Finance, commercial and logistics
  • Media and public engagement
  • Government relations
  • Legislation and governance
  • Administrative support
  • Police Operations Centre
  • Community liaison
  • Member welfare.

Keep in touch

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