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  • I am an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Australian Resident.
  • I am between 16 and 19 years old.
Great news!

You appear to meet the basic requirements for admission into the WA Police Force. Please note that any body art, such as tattoos, or body modifications will need to be assessed upon applying. You will also need to complete an Integrity Declaration to ensure you meet the standards of ethical and professional conduct required by the WA Police Force.

What are we looking for?

It's important you have a sense of purpose in creating a safe, thriving WA community. We look for well-rounded individuals who have passion, empathy and drive.

Personal drive and integrity
Analytical, comprehension and problem solving skills
Adaptability and judgement
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Your questions answered

What is the difference between a Cadet and a Police Officer?

Police Officers, unlike Cadets, have powers to make arrests and are permitted to carry weapons. Cadets primarily assist Police Officers in their day-to-day duties. Joining the Cadet program can be the start of your exciting policing journey, providing invaluable insights and experience.

As a Cadet what subjects should I be studying and what grades do I need?

There are no specific subjects or grades required in order to submit an application. The Police Entrance Evaluation (PEE) will assess your relevant academic ability.

What is the process of becoming an Entry-level Police Officer from a Cadet?

You must achieve satisfactory performance appraisals as a cadet, meet the recruit entry requirements (including integrity check, police entrance evaluation, psychological evaluation, physical performance evaluation and panel interview) and be in possession of a driver's licence with no more than eight demerit points.