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The Thin Blue Line – Australian Police

Charles Sturt University GOULBURN N.S.W.


CSU’s main campuses are located at Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga with centres at Broken Hill, Canberra, Goulburn, Morpeth, Manly and the central business district of Sydney.

The School of Policing Studies is the largest School in the Faculty of Arts of Charles Sturt University and caters for more students than any other department of the University. With over 40 staff members and more that ten per cent of the University’s students the School is the largest provider of tertiary police education in Australia. We are co-located with NSW Police Service colleagues at the NSW Police College, ( NSW Police Academy ) Goulburn though faculty also work from offices in Sydney, Westmead, Albury and Canberra.

The School was set up under a collaborative arrangement with the NSW Police Service to jointly provide the Constable Education Programme for the Police Service. Many of the staff are either former police officers or are serving officers under secondment to the School. This gives the School a strong practical focus to the teaching at Goulburn, and a professional focus to research activities.

The Big Merino

Goulburn, one of Australia’s oldest inland cities, is situated on the Southern Tablelands at the confluence of the Mulwaree and Wollondilly Rivers. It is 194 km south-west of Sydney via the Hume Freeway and 640 m above sea-level with a current population of 30, 000 people. Goulburn is also home to the NSW Police College which occupies 48 hectares within the city.

Goulburn is the commercial centre of a major pastoral and agricultural area. The ‘Big Merino’, on one of the main arteries, testifies to the long-standing importance of wool-growing in the area. Indeed the city is one of NSW’s major stock and wool-marketing centres. Goulburn is also a major manufacturing base and an important rail centre. Other income is derived from engineering, warehousing and distribution, government agencies, retailing, meat processing and tourism, and the presents of the NSW Police Collage and University.

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