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    The Selection Process

Stand out from the crowd

As part of the application process, you will need to sucessfully complete the:

  • Police Entrance Evaluation (PEE)
  • Police Physical Evaluation (PPE)
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Panel Interview

A thorough preparation will help you become fully ready for interviews and tests. We invite you to get a clear understanding of the key tests by reading the information below.

Police Entrance Evaluation (PEE)

This test assesses:

  • your potential capacity to cope with the academic content of police training and the demands of the role, including strong problem solving abilities
  • various elements of verbal reasoning, communication skills and general intelligence

While you won’t be able to study anything specific for this test, you can however take some positive actions to help you perform to your best on the day.

Some general tips include:

  • you may like to consider practice doing crosswords, reading or comprehending written information, especially if you don't complete these tasks on a daily basis
  • Get a good night's rest the night before your test
  • Make a list of essential items to bring with you, such as glasses or watch, if needed
  • If you find yourself getting nervous during the test, take one or two deep, calming breaths

To download examples of the PEE, click here.

Police Physical Evaluation (PPE)

To join the WA Police, you are required to have a reasonable level of fitness. During this evaluation, you will be required to perform:

  • an abdominal strength rating (sit-up)
  • a grip strength test
  • upper body strength and endurance (push ups and bag lift) 
  • an agility test

To download detailed information on the PPE, click here. To download a training schedule, click here.

Should you require assistance in preparing for the PPE, contact the WA Police Physical Training Unit on +61 (08) 9301 9859.

Psychological Evaluation

The psychological tests are assessments and evaluations of you - everything from your personality, psychological state and background risks. It is very important that you respond to the psychological tests honestly. The tests are designed to identify applicants who impression manage and this will result in an invalid assessment.

You will be required to undergo a series of tests comprising internet-based questionnaires and typed questions.

Interview Preparation

You may be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process. While you won't be able to study anything specific for an interview, you can take some positive actions to help you perform your best on the day.

Your body language, your communication style, how you respond to questions and your actions will present either a positive or negative image and impression. Don't miss the opportunity to stand out because of poor body language.

General interview tips:

  • Dress for an interview and act appropriately during the interview. Smart business attire - first impressions count! It's not just about how you dress or how well you come across on paper. Casual clothes and unkempt hair will not present well for interview.
  • Poor posture during interviews can be interpreted as lazy, disrespectful and lack of interest. Sit up straight and keep your posture confident.
  • Be confident - enter the interview room positively and confidently. Shake hands with all members of the interview panel and remain positive. Interviews can be daunting but keeping confident and smiling will reflect a positive attitude.
  • Avoid fidgeting, tapping your hands on the table, tapping your feet on the floor or playing with your hair. This is distracting and will show a lack of confidence.
  • Look at the people interviewing you by making direct eye contact. Not making eye contact will show a lack of confidence and respect and can also be distracting.
  • Don't cross your arms. Crossing your arms in front of you can indicate defensiveness, resistance or aggressive behaviour. Use your hands to be expressive when you are talking and when not speaking keep your hands folded in your lap or place them on top of the table.