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A career with more

  • More variety – no two days are ever the same.
  • More community – building trusting relationships with the community.
  • More opportunities – offering the option of deployment to regional WA and a range of specialist roles.
  • More career support – ongoing opportunities for further training and professional development.
  • More teamwork – you’ll be working with a team of people who genuinely care and will always have your back.
Career Possibilities

From community engagement to detective work you’ll learn and upskill in many ways, helping to showcase and prepare you for the different career options available.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work in some of WA’s most beautiful and diverse locations. From remote Aboriginal communities in the north, to rural farming communities down south, and everything in between.

Professional Development

At the WA Police Force, we want to help you become the best you can be. We believe if you're given the right tools and opportunities to grow and learn, you’ll have more opportunities to advance your career.

We offer you:

  • a range of training, qualifications, professional development and paid study leave
  • Commissioner's Scholarship and prestigious fellowships
  • acting opportunities in senior roles with increased remuneration.
Salary & Allowances

The WA Police Force offers you more security.

You’ll start with 28-weeks of paid training and a competitive salary. After graduating, you’ll receive annual incremental pay increases along with additional shift allowances.

As you advance your career or take up regional opportunities, there will be salary increases to reflect your progression. Plus, you'll experience other great benefits and incentives on offer.

Diploma of Policing

Partnering with North Metropolitan TAFE, your training at the WA Police Force Academy is now recognised nationally.

After applying for the WA Police Force, successfully completing the 28-week academy training, 18-month probationary period, and being appointed a permanent constable position, you can apply for the Diploma of Policing.

The qualification provides numerous benefits, including credit points towards select fields of study and direct entry to university for associated courses.

Health & Medical Care

At the WA Police Force, the safety and wellbeing of our people is our number one priority.

We understand that even the most resilient people can be affected by stress, trauma and challenging situations, at work or at home. We provide ongoing support, tools and resources to ensure the physical, psychological and spiritual safety of our workforce.

Staff can access a range of ‘on the job’ support services, along with our dedicated family support.

Free fitness facilities

The WA Police Force offers a wide range of health and fitness initiatives to not only address physical health but mental health as well.

Free gym facilities are available at most police stations along with a range of coordinated events promoting participation in healthy activities.

You will be able to access dynamic health programs focused on:

  • specific and general fitness
  • conditioning
  • flexibility, mobility and posture