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Recruit - the start of a new journey

Joining the WA Police as a Recruit is an exciting, life changing decision. If you’ve got enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and a passion for protecting your community, you’re all set for a highly challenging and incredibly rewarding career.

The path to becoming a Recruit

  1. To apply, you must meet the following prerequisites:
    • be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia
    • be at least 18 years of age
    • hold a current manual 'C' class Motor Driver's Licence or equivalent (Provisional licences are acceptable), with no more than eight demerit points at the time of application
    • have a 'Provide First Aid' Certificate – you will be given 90 days to provide proof of completion (HLTAID003 minimum requirement).
  2. You will then be required to undergo our selection process. Find out what this entails.
  3. If successful, you’ll undergo a 28-week Academy course in one of the most advanced law enforcement training facilities in the world - the WA Police Academy in Joondalup.
  4. Upon passing this course and completing the subsequent probationary period, you will be ready to start your new career as a fully qualified Police Officer.

Step forward and become a Recruit. Learn about our selection process, attend an information session and apply.

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