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. The resources of both the NSW Police Force and a responsive and progressive university have been brought together to provide a balanced and innovative service in policing education.

For information on the Associate Degree in Policing Practice and the application process to join the NSW Police Force, please visit:

NSW Police Recruitment

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 are designed to meet the education needs of individuals seeking future employment with the NSW Police Force.

Subjects have been designed in extensive consultation with police, the justice community and academics, ensuring they are vocationally relevant and up-to-date with the latest issues.

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.

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