Protective Services offer a diverse range of career opportunities and working arrangements throughout Queensland. It is a rewarding career with job security and ample opportunity for career development.
When joining the Service as a protective security officer, our officers complete a full-time six-week training program at the Queensland Police Service Academy which covers Operation Skills and Tactics Training; security legislation; and organisational policies and procedures. When joining as a senior protective security officer, officers complete a full-time six-week training program also at the Academy and join the Service as an empowered Senior Protective Security Officer. This training course includes Operation Skills and Tactics Training; corporate strategy and induction; technical knowledge; security legislation; policy and procedures; skills and capability training; and holistic competency assessment to prepare officers for work within the current security environment.
Once a member of Protective Services, there are opportunities to undertake further training and other professional development courses to progress and enhance your career in areas such as technical skills; leadership and management.
Working for the Queensland Police Service offers you:
• Opportunity for career mobility and progression;
• Salary sacrifice arrangements;
• Comprehensive health, welfare and carer support services;
• Leave assistance for study;
• Access to a free gymnasium at Police Headquarters and the Academies (Oxley and Townsville).
How to apply
Police Officer Career Path
Frequently Asked Questions
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