Police Auxiliary Officer (Property Management) - Selection Process
Making sure you fit the bill
At the WA Police Force, we have thorough processes in place to ensure we recruit the highest quality candidates.
As part of the selection process, you'll be put through a series of checks and evaluations to make sure you fit the bill. These checks and evaluations are undertaken in three stages:
Stage 1 Assessments
Stage 2 Assessments
- Panel interview
- Integrity Check
- Tattoo Review
- Psychological Assessment
- Review Panel outcome
Stage 3 Assessments
- Final Health/Medical Assessment
- Identifying Particulars - Fingerprints and DNA
- Full Background and Integrity Check
- Vision Requirements
Applicants should not consider that they have suitably met all requirements if advancing from one stage to the next. Consideration of suitability is holistic and may occur at any point in the recruitment and selection process. Confirmation of appointment only occurs when selected from the pool and provided with an offer of appointment.
Applicants will be advised if unsuccessful at any stage of the process. Individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants is unfortunately not provided.
Learn More About Stage 1
For Stage 1 Assessments, applicants are required to meet each assessment individually before progression to the next assessment.
Once applications close the most competitive applicants will be shortlisted and progressed to the Panel Interview.
Learn More About Stage 2
You will be invited to attend a panel interview which will assess your suitability for the role of a Police Auxiliary Officer (Property Management). Whilst you will not be able to study anything specific for your interview, you can take some positive steps to help you perform your best on the day:
- Ensure that you have prepared yourself by researching the requirements and responsibilities of a Police Auxiliary Officer (Property Management) job role.
- Consider and identify specific examples from your own life and work experiences that might best demonstrate your suitability in meeting the selection criteria contained within the Job Description.
On the day of your interview:
- Be punctual and ensure you attend at the correct location.
- Dress appropriately in smart business attire, and consider your grooming.
- Whilst interviews can be daunting you should try your best to be confident, composed and professional. Throughout the interview be aware of your communication, eye contact and body language.
- Listen to the questions carefully and give thought to your answers. Every response you give is a chance to allow the panel to consider your suitability. If you don't understand a question, ask for clarification.
- Be clear and concise in your communication. Answer questions fully but don’t elaborate unnecessarily. Try to keep to the point.
- Be open and honest in your answers. Be yourself. The panel is not expecting perfection.
A check will be conducted to identify any criminal offences and/or traffic infringements you may have. The assessment will take into consideration the nature of the offence, the frequency and recency of the occurrence and your age at the time of the offence.
Whilst some applicants will not necessarily be excluded from proceeding to the next recruitment assessment, WA Police need to ensure that people of the highest integrity are employed. For this reason, some convictions may result in an applicant being deemed unsuitable for progression.
If you are progressed from the initial integrity checks, a review of any tattoos that may be visible when wearing a short sleeve shirt including those located on the neck, face or hands will be undertaken. Applicants are required to provide colour photographs of their tattoos whilst wearing a collared short sleeve shirt when submitting their application.
Tattoo standards are contained within the Western Australia Police Force Commissioner’s Uniform and Appearance Manual and consideration of tattoos is given in regard to whether they are in a prohibited location, prohibited form or detract from a professional appearance. If your tattoos do not meet the required standard, Police Recruiting are unable to provide any advice in relation to proposed modification or removal and how this may impact on future selection. For further information on Tattoo standards please click here.
Initial Psychological Evaluation
The psychological tests are assessments and evaluations of you - everything from your personality, psychological state and background risks. It is very important that you respond to the psychological tests honestly. The tests are designed to identify applicants who impression manage and this will result in an invalid assessment result.
Applicants who are not progressed for further consideration from the initial psychological evaluation are eligible to reapply 12 months from the date of the evaluation.
All applicants applying for a Police Auxiliary Officer (Property Management) are required to meet the requirements for the job role. Recruitment assessments are comprehensive and take into consideration prior work performance, integrity factors to include traffic and criminal history, and assessment against essential criteria relevant to the role of a Police Auxiliary Officer (Property Management). For applicants that proceed through the selection process to Review Panel, they are assessed holistically using all information collected during the recruitment process. This enables the Review Panel to make an overall determination in regard to progression of an applicant to Stage 3.
Applicants that are not progressed to Stage 3 Assessments will be advised at the conclusion of the process.
Learn More About Stage 3
Final Health/Medical Assessment
Following the completion of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Assessments, you will be required to undertake a Final Health/Medical Assessment. This examination is designed to ensure your health is of a high standard and that there is no reason why you would be unable to carry out all the duties required as a Police Auxiliary Officer (Property Management).
Applicants with prior medical history may be required to provide additional contemporary information to support their Final Health/Medical Assessment.
You are required to have a minimum uncorrected visual acuity of 6/30 in each eye. Outside this range, an assessment of your circumstances will be conducted on a case-by-case basis. However, as a minimum you must be able to meet the corrected visual acuity standard of 6/6 binocularly or 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other when wearing glasses.
A report from a qualified person will be required detailing your vision history, current treatment and future prognosis. Police Recruiting will advise when you are required to provide this information.
A number of other checks will be conducted during Stage 3 including:
- Identifying Particulars - Fingerprints and DNA (not applicable to applicants under 18 years of age)
- Full Background and Integrity Check
Once applicants have completed these requirements consideration is given to placement in a selection pool. Placement in the selection pool does not guarantee an offer of employment. Those placed in the selection pool will be required to meet certain pre-qualification requirements prior to selection.
Applicants who are not progressed will be advised at the conclusion of the process.