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 Aboriginal Community Police Officer with the Northern Territory Police Force is for you. The Northern Territory Police Force is an employer of choice due to the vigorous and rewarding work opportunities it provides to all employees. We are committed to enhancing workplace diversity and values the contributions made by all staff.
Aboriginal Community Police Officers (ACPO) are uniformed sworn police officers who provide communication and liaison with local Indigenous communities. They enforce the laws of the Northern Territory and protect and serve the public. As an ACPO you are a role model and an advocate for cross-cultural awareness. You have an opportunity to make a difference and to improve community knowledge about policing services and law and order issues. There are many opportunities for future development, including study and qualifications, service in remote localities and community engagement. Support is offered to members who wish to transition to the Constable role.
To meet the demands of the roles, we are looking for people who: • enjoy a varied and challenging career, have life experience and maturity, maintain confidentiality at all times, seek responsibility, show leadership and make decisions; • show initiative while accepting the scrutiny and accountability of working in a disciplined organisation; • are compassionate, tolerant and enjoy a multicultural and diverse atmosphere; and • possess good oral and written communication skills. ACPO Applicants must: - Be of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent. - At the commencement of training be at least 18 years of age. - Be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status, a New Zealand citizen or a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia under a Special Category Visa. - Have Year 10 or equivalent education level; or a completed trade certificate; or be able to demonstrate considerable employment experience and life skills. - Have the ability to pass an assessment consisting of computer based cognitive and psychological testing. - Be physically fit and healthy. - Possess a current provisional or open drivers licence to drive a manual vehicle. - Have general computing skills. - Possess qualification equivalent to Provide First Aid (also known as Apply First Aid/Senior First Aid).
Policing in the Northern Territory offers an experience unlike that of any police force in Australia. You can experience professional challenges, lifestyles, people and locations that cannot be found anywhere else. Working as a Northern Territory police officer demands many skills and due to the Territory's vastness police officers are required to display leadership, initiative and resourcefulness to respond to incidents safely and effectively. Working as a Northern Territory Police Officer is more than just a job - it's a rewarding career and lifestyle choice. ACPOs are uniformed sworn police officers who provide communication and liaison with local indigenous communities. They enforce the laws of the Northern Territory and protect and serve the public. As an ACPO you are a role model and an advocate for cross cultural awareness. You have an opportunity to make a difference and to improve community knowledge about policing services and law and order issues. There is support and assistance provided to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruits and staff by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development Unit. They can provide assistance and support regarding any future development including study and qualifications, service in remote localities, community engagement and provide mentoring if needed. Support is also offered to officers who wish to transition to the Constable role. You can send them an email for any support and assistance to [email protected]u
All police officers of the Northern Territory Police Force are required to serve in any geographical location within the Northern Territory where a police presence is required. All positions offered require shift work. Further information about the Northern Territory Police and policing in the Territory can be found on the internet at www.police.nt.gov.au