Return to WA Police Force - Application

Reengaging officers are required to complete an application form and a recognition of prior service form. As part of the application, you'll need to prepare all the required documentation (outlined in Section 17 of the application form) that needs to accompany it before submission.

Birth Certificate

Full birth certificate must contain parents details. Please note matriculation and birth extracts are not acceptable. Applicants with prior refugee status may provide a travel document.

Proof of Citizenship or Permanent Residency

This includes Naturalisation or permanent residency document (if applicable).

Change of Name Documentation (if applicable)

Driver's Licence

Current 'C' Class (Manual) or 'C-A' Class (Automatic) motor vehicle drivers licence or equivalent.

Passport Photos

A recent original colour passport compliant photograph (please print your name on the back).

First Aid Certificate

Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid). Applicants have 90 days from lodging their application to provide a certified copy.


Please photocopy original documents and have certified

Present the originals and photocopied documents to either a Justice of the Peace, Police Officer, Post Officer Manager or Pharmacist / Chemist to be certified. Submit certified photocopies with your application, keep original documents. We can certify documents for you at the recruitment centre

Traffic and Criminal Check

When we receive your Application Form, we will undertake a check to identify any criminal offences and/or traffic infringements that you have previously incurred.

Full Licence History

If you have resided in Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, South Australia or Victoria for three (3) months or longer, you are required to attach a Full Licence History from that state to your application (a five (5) year Licence History will not be accepted). A full Licence History can still be obtained if you have never held a Motor Driver's Licence in that state.

To access the Licence History:

How long does it take?

Once the Application Form and supporting documentation has been checked and verified and the Traffic and Criminal Check has been completed, you will be invited to commence the Selection Process. Whilst we aim to progress people through the process as quickly as possible, this process can take 8 weeks or longer and is dependent on the individual circumstances and the extent of the information to be collected before you commence in the selection process.