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What assessments am I required to complete?

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How often are assessments held?

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Assessments are held on an on-going basis at the Police Academy in Joondalup, Western Australia.


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What is involved in the physical assessment?

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It assesses the capacity of the applicant to undertake Academy training.

Recruit and Return to WA Police applicants must complete a:

  • sit-up (assesses your ability to perform other exercises)
  • shuttle run (beep test)
  • agility test
  • push ups
  • hand grip strength test
  • bag lift and carry

Police Auxiliary Officer - Custody Support and Police Auxiliary Officer - Trainee must complete a:

  • sit-up
  • shuttle run
  • agility test 
  • push ups 
  • bag lift and carry

Applicants are encouraged to ensure that they are fit enough to complete the physical evaluation at the time of submitting an application.


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Is there accommodation provided while I’m training at the Police Academy?

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No. You must provide your own accommodation.


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What training is provided at the Police Academy?

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There is different training for each entry pathway into the WA Police Academy:

  • Recruit - 28-week training course: you will be trained to a standard of excellence in one of the most advanced law enforcement training facilities in the world. The course is physically and mentally demanding and designed to prepare you for life as a Police Officer
  • Return to WA Police - If you have been out of WA Police for less than two years, you will be placed ‘direct-to-district’.
  • Police Auxiliary Officer - Custody Support, Not currently recruiting -  8-week training course consisting of two main components - a custody module that addresses all aspects of handling people in custody and a module that focuses on station based duties (including the receiving, management and transfer of firearms, property, exhibits and drugs; processing of summons and restraining orders; emergency management support; audit requirements, bail procedures and information security, mental health and cultural diversity).
  • Police Auxiliary Officer - Property Management, Not currently recruiting – Comprehensive on the job training is provided.
  • Aboriginal Police Auxiliary Officer - Trainee - 3-week course at the WA Police Academy: the course will introduce you to police policies, procedures and computer systems, which will equip you to undertake your role as a Trainee in a policing environment.

                           


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Are applicants subject to drug testing?

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Yes. Police Recruiting are committed to ensuring employees of Western Australia Police are drug free and undertake drug screening of applicants seeking to work as a Police Officer or Police Auxiliary Officer in two ways:

a)      A selection of applicants are chosen at random throughout the recruitment process to undertake testing for illicit substances through hair drug screening.

b)      In addition, all applicants that progress to the stage of Final Health Assessment (P58) are tested for illicit substances through urinalysis drug screening.

For further information please download Hair Drug Testing Frequently Asked Questions.