New Police officers to fight crime in Canberra

Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann and Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh today welcomed news that 200 of 250 new police officers being recruited by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) would join ACT Police.


The AFP today launched the “Anything but every day” recruitment campaign to draft the extra officers over the next two years.

“This is great news for Canberra residents – the new police officers will make a big difference in our community,” Ms Brodtmann said.

“Our region is growing every year and it’s important that our police force grows with it.”

Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh encouraged anyone who has ever considered a career in policing to consider applying.

“Policing is a hugely rewarding career, and this is a great opportunity to serve the community,” Dr Leigh said.

“It’s a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys a challenge, and has excellent people skills, empathy and integrity.”

The AFP is seeking to further develop the diversity of its workforce, so is encouraging women, Indigenous Australians and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen, hold an unrestricted driver’s license, a Year 12 certificate (or equivalent) and be over the age of 18. Applications open today (2 April) and close 11 May 2012.

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