Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

A Career in Policing

Career in Policing

Charles Sturt University and the NSW Police Force have formed a unique partnership to design, develop and deliver police recruit education. The partnership is an important strategy in the development of ethical and professional police officers in a rapidly changing police and community environment. Subjects have been designed in extensive consultation with police, the justice community and academics. This ensures they are vocationally relevant and up-to-date with the latest issues. The resources of both a large residential police academy and a responsive and progressive university have been brought together to provide a balanced and innovative service in policing education.

The Associate Degree in Policing Practice (ADPP) focuses on foundational studies, applied skills and knowledge necessary for the modern police professional.  The study and training provided in Sessions 1 and 2 is designed to meet the education needs of individuals seeking future employment with the NSW Police Force.

There are usually several  intakes into the ADPP each year and the actual number of positions available varies depending on the organisational needs of the NSW Police Force.

For all information on the ADPP and the application process to join the NSW Police Force, please visit

If you have accepted an offer to undertake the ADPP, visit the Policing Student Information site for further information and to complete your orientation. In addition please refer to the The Training Tab on the Police Recruitment website for further information about study at the academy