WA Police Force: Aboriginal cadets program now open for applications!

Ever thought of becoming a police officer and making a difference in your community? Want to be paid while you train at the Police Academy, and earn a nationally accredited qualification?  You could be the one to step forward and kickstart your career in the dynamic and exciting world of police work!

The WA Police Force is the State’s principal law enforcement agency, responsible for the largest police jurisdiction in the world and services a growing population of approximately two million people. WA Police provides services to the community in maintaining public order; the protection of life and property; the prevention, detection and prosecution of crime; and providing assistance to those in need.

As a cadet, you will develop fantastic workplace skills, under the guidance of experienced police officers.  You will experience a range of unique policing activities and get a true taste of what it means to be part of the WA Police Force family. 

Not only will you receive important job related training, cadets based in the metropolitan area will also attend formal class based training at the WA Police Force Academy, provided in partnership with North Metropolitan TAFE.

Regional placements at major centres will be considered on a case by case basis, however the majority of the placements will be in the Perth metropolitan area. Cadets based in regional WA may be required to attend block training throughout their program, with accommodation provided at the WA Police Force Academy. 

Successful applicants will receive an initial 12 month contract with a possible extension to 24 months, a competitive salary of $29,211–$47,498 per year (dependent on age), a police cadet uniform, shift allowances and generous leave entitlements.

Limited positions are available, so if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent,  and 17 to 25 years of age, don't miss your opportunity to be part of this exciting program.

Your cadetship will be full time, Monday to Friday. You will be involved in duties in the office as well as out on the road and in the community. You will be supported throughout your learning journey, and will have access to mentors who will assist you in reaching your career goals.


​​​​​​The WA Police Force values a diverse and culturally rich workforce to better meet the needs of our community and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.  This program is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a special measure to achieve equality as per Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act. 

The Western Australia Police promote a workplace that is discrimination free, is fair and equitable, values diversity and provides for a safe and healthy working environment. In accordance with the organisation’s professional standards and Code of Conduct, the agency advocates a high level of ethics and integrity by all employees.