South Australian police car on street in Adelaide with policeman on the background

Police Officers


  • Uniform/laundry
  • Informant fees (unreimbursed) – authorised under the policies and procedures of the employing police service
  • Training courses
  • Self-education (courses at the academy)
  • Tape recorder/tapes/batteries
  • Mobile/telephone
  • Pistol club membership fees (only Australian Federal Police Pistol Club)
  • Fitness expenses – only for training officers or special emergency squads
  • Scuba watches – not conventional watches (for police divers)
  • Gun cleaning
  • Specialised guns/ equipment – depending on police regulations in different states
  • Not allowed – silent telephone number and guard dogs

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