New agreement for police recruit education in NSW

14 DECEMBER 2005

Charles Sturt University has renewed its ties with Australia’s largest police force with the signing of a new contract to provide the NSW Police recruit education program.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) has renewed its ties with Australia’s largest police force with the signing of a new contract to provide the NSW Police recruit education program.
 
Under the new agreement, CSU and NSW Police will collaboratively manage the delivery of the education component of the Constable Education Program, the Associate Degree of Policing Practice, from next year until 2010.  The contract has an option for renewal for a further five years.
 
The Associate Degree of Policing Practice was introduced in 1998 and is a requirement for confirmation as a constable in NSW Police.  It is completed over two years.  The final year is undertaken as a probationary constable.
 
“The new contract is recognition of the success of the collaboration of CSU and NSW Police since 1992 in providing recruit and constable education” said CSU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Ross Chambers.
 
“The NSW constable education model has attracted the attention of law enforcement agencies around the world as a benchmark of good practice,” added Professor Chambers.
 
The new contract comes as Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Goulter visits the NSW Police College in Goulburn on Wednesday 14 December with NSW Minister for Police Carl Scully to witness the attestation parade of the newest group of police constables.
 
CSU is Australia’s leading provider of tertiary police education. Through the University’s School of Policing Studies based in Goulburn, the Australian Graduate School of Policing in Manly, and the National Strategic Intelligence Course based in Canberra, CSU conducts teaching and research in partnership with state, national and international law enforcement agencies.

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