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Auxiliary Police Officer

Have you ever walked into a police station in the Northern Territory to make an enquiry or report an incident, or ever called Triple 000 for police assistance? If so, it is likely the first person you spoke to was an Auxiliary Police Officer.

Auxiliary Police Officers are sworn members who provide support  for the Northern Territory Police  in crucial roles in three main employment streams: Communications, Front Counter or Watch House.

Police Auxiliaries at the Joint Emergency Services Communications Centre in Darwin primarily are responsible for radio dispatch by coordinating the police response to various incidents. They work closely with civilian call takers who receive calls requiring police assistance from members of the public.

Front Counter Police Auxiliaries are the first point of contact for members of the public attending police stations in major centres in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek. They perform an administrative function completing reports, dealing with enquiries and allocating appropriate police resources.

Watch House Police Auxiliaries are responsible for the care and custody of prisoners. Members in the Watch House are required to pass a physical fitness assessment as they will be required to undertake intensive operational safety and tactics training. 

How do I apply?

To apply you must submit an Auxiliary Application along with the required supporting documents. To find out more download the Auxiliary Information booklet.

Applications close: TBC

Written Assessment: TBC

College commencement: TBC

Applications may be submitted at any time

If you have any questions relating to the role of Auxiliary Police Officer please call 1800 005 099 or email Please include your full name, address, DOB, how you heard about NT Police Recruiting and indicate the entry pathway/s you are interested in.

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Minimum Requirements

Auxiliary applicants must;

  • At the commencement of training be 18 years of age
  • Be either an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or have permanent residence status
  • Have year 10 or equivalent education Level
  • Be of good character (NT Police Recruitment Integrity Guidelines)

In addition applicants for individual streams must meet the following criteria;

The ability to obtain a Typing Certificate indicating a typing ability of 28 words per minute with 85% accuracy.

Front Counter
Have general computing skills including the use of Microsoft Word, email, internet and typing.

Watch House
Have general computing skills including the use of Microsoft Word, email, internet and typing. Possess a current provisional or open drivers licence to drive a manual vehicle.

Selection Process

If your initial application is approved the following processes will follow;

  • Integrity background checks will be performed to identify any criminal/traffic offences
  • Physical fitness assessment and written assessment for Watch House
  • Written assessment for Communications and Front Counter
  • Panel Interview
  • Referee Checks
  • Pre-employment medical

The Recruit Auxiliary training course is delivered by staff from the Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services College. Recruits are provided the initial induction and instruction into the NT Police Force Auxiliary roles and are paid for the duration of the training, approximately seven weeks. After successful completion of the course, Auxiliary Officers will be placed in their specific stream in their nominated regional centre (Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs or Tennant Creek) where the remainder of the 12 months’ probation is served.