​​​​The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is committed to recruiting people who can provide the best policing services to the Queensland community.​

As an equal opportunity employer, the Service recognises that modern policing in a culturally diverse society requires officers who reflect the State's gender, cultural, linguistic and regional diversity.

The QPS does not recruit for a particular academy intake, but operates an ongoing recruitment process where applications are accepted continuously throughout the year.  

The Queensland Police Service Academy has two campuses, one in Brisbane and the other in Townsville. Both campuses have regular intakes, subject to the need for police officers and operational requirements.

The whole recruiting process - from the time you submit your Online Application to the time you may be appointed to an intake (if successful) - may depend on the following factors:

  • the availability of the applicant for testing, assessment and interview

  • the time taken to lodge a recruit application

  • checks with referees and interstate and/or overseas authorities (as necessary)

  • the availability of recruit positions at the academy, and ​

  • the projected demand for police officers.

Complex applications can take longer to process. 

Please be patient throughout the process. We will be in contact when you progress to the next stage or we need more information from you.

Please note that the number of intakes and recruit numbers will vary depending on QPS staffing requirements.

If you believe you meet the Pre-application Requirements, your next step is to lodge an online Police Recruit Application HERE​

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