What you'll learn
The course is comprised of both theory and practice. The WA Police Academy has partnered with the North Metropolitan TAFE and Edith Cowan University (ECU) to develop academic courses that enhance the qualifications you will obtain through the program. This learning is put into practice through scenarios, simulations and tactics training.
When you begin, you'll be allocated to a squad. From here on in, you'll have plenty of mentors to guide you and peers to support you through your policing journey. Over eight weeks you'll learn a range of skills to become an operationally ready first responder with the WA Police Force.
Custody Support Officers play a vital role assisting police with the safe admission, custody and release of detainees at station-based lockups. This is a physical role in a unique environment where no two days are the same. They contribute to the safe, secure and efficient operation of police station lockups by undertaking a range of operational and administrative functions relating to the admission, custody and release of detainees. Custody Support Officers ensure compliance with custodial care and prisoner management lock-up processes.