Police protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.


Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,601

Where you could work:

  • Queensland Police:  Police stations in Southport, Surfers Paradise, Coomera                                          

Police do the following tasks:

  • Investigating and prosecuting offences committed in areas such as organised, corporate and computer crime, environmental offences, drug trafficking, fraud, counterfeiting and terrorism
  • Securing and examining scenes of crimes and accidents to locate and obtain evidence for analysis
  • Protecting witnesses and investigating official corruption
  • Maintaining public order and safety
  • Patrolling assigned areas to minimise the potential for public disturbance and crime
  • Investigating accidents, crimes, minor offences and citizens' complaints, gathering evidence, and pursuing, arresting and interviewing suspected offenders
  • Testing persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and issuing infringement notices for traffic offences
  • Directing and re-routing traffic at congested areas
  • Attending community meetings and answering inquiries from the public where necessary
  • Providing advice and assistance to victims of crime and their families
  • Maintaining records and preparing reports