Police Auxiliary Officer – a different pathway to enter the Police

As a Police Auxiliary Officer you’ll be trained to play a crucial support role to Police Officers. While you won’t have full policing powers, it’s the ideal way to gain invaluable insights and make a real contribution to the community.

Police Auxiliary Officers primarily fall into the following categories:

  • Custody Support Officer
    You will provide essential support to WA Police Force Officers through the admission, custody and release of detainees in the Perth Watch House and other station based lock-ups. Other duties include managing and handling drugs and firearms, processing property and exhibits and a range of station support tasks.

Not currently recruiting 

  • Property Management Officer
    You will provide operational, technical and general support to the WA Police Force, ensuring the accountable, secure and appropriate storage and handling of all property and exhibits.

Not currently recruiting  

  • Forensic Officer
    You will contribute to the professional investigative function of the WA Police Force by working within Forensic Field Operations. You will be trained to carry out crime scene examination and extraction techniques at major crime incident scenes as well as develop and maintain expertise recognised by the WA Police Force Forensic Division in an area of forensic interest.

Not currently recruiting

  • Telephone Intercept Officer
    You will support investigators across the agency by gathering information by covert electronic means or telecommunications interceptions 24/7, contributing to the reduction of crime and the detection of offenders.

Not currently recruiting

The path to becoming a Police Auxiliary Officer - Custody Support Officer

  1. To apply, you must meet the following prerequisites:
    • be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia
    • 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 Senior First Aid Certificate - you will be given 90 days to provide proof of completion (HLTAID003 minimum requirement - Australian standard).
  2. You will then be required to undergo our selection process. Click here to read what this entails.
  3. If successful, you’ll undertake paid training.
  4. Upon passing the training you will be ready to start your new career as a Police Auxiliary Officer. You will be placed at the Perth Watch House and later have the opportunity to move to larger police stations. Police Auxiliary Officers are required to complete a nine-month probationary period.

The path to becoming one of our other categories of Police Auxiliary Officer will be made available on this site when we are open for applications.

 

The path to becoming a Police Auxiliary Officer - Property Management Officer

  1. To apply, you must meet the following prerequisites:
    • be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia
    • 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 Senior First Aid Certificate - you will be given 90 days to provide proof of completion (HLTAID003 minimum requirement - Australian standard).
  2. You will then be required to undergo our selection process. Click here to read what this entails.
  3. If successful, you’ll be placed in the metropolitan area andreceive on the job paid training. Police Auxiliary Officers are required to complete a nine-month probationary period.

The path to becoming one of our other categories of Police Auxiliary Officer will be made available on this site when we are open for applications.

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

Am I eligible to apply?

To apply, you must meet the following prerequisites:

warning

Western Australia Police Force as an employer has no tolerance for illicit or illegal drug use, which includes the misuse of prescription and over the counter drugs by an employee, either in their work or private life. All applicants will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing during the recruitment process and throughout employment if appointed.

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