WA Police Academy Doubles Recruit Numbers

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WA Police Academy recruits 2023

The WA Police Academy is doubling the number of courses it runs, dramatically increasing how many new officers are entering the force.

Up to 1,000 recruits will begin training before July 2024 with the academy increasing personnel, infrastructure and equipment.

There has been significant growth in interest from Western Australians with 1,600 applicants eager to join the force and more than 1,300 UK and Irish police officers applying to move to WA.

Around 150 international recruits have already received a visa or are awaiting approval. The increased academy capacity will help speed up overseas recruitment, as officers must undergo a 13-week transitional course on arrival.

It is anticipated the first international hires will commence employment in September.

To find out more about a career with WA Police visit the Let's Join Forces website.