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It takes a wide pool of talents, backgrounds and experience to create a strong, cohesive team. We’re looking for a diverse range of people to step forward and take on the exciting challenge of joining the WA Police.

Explore the many pathways that can lead you to becoming a part of the WA Police.

Recruit

64Z4353 New to policing? You will undergo a 28-week Academy course.

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Police Auxiliary Officer (PAO)

PAO A different pathway into WA Police – you’ll be exclusively trained to play a crucial support role to Police Officers.

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Cadet

thumbnail cadet2 Aged between 16 and 18 years old? Enter the WA Police early and learn the ropes.

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Return to WA Police

thumbnail return to wa police Former member of the WA Police? If you’ve still got the passion, we invite you to re-join.

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Interstate Transition

interstate2 Transfer your compatible interstate policing skills and experience to the WA Police.

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International Transition

international Seeking to join us from overseas? We welcome your unique experience and knowledge.

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