Western Australia Police Force
Position Number: Pool Ref 2020/01
Level/Salary: Initial 3 year appointment - $141,233 p.a. base salary
Work Type:  Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: State-wide
Closing Date: 2020-02-05 12:00 PM

The Western Australia Police Force (WA Police Force) is seeking applications from serving, or previously serving, police officers who have attained the rank of Sergeant or equivalent in a compatible law enforcement environment for promotion to the rank of Inspector. Successful applicants will excel in the areas of Shapes Strategic Thinking, Achieves Results, Builds Productive Working Relationships, Communicates with Influence and Exemplifies Personal Drive and Integrity (see attached Promotion Selection Criteria - Capability Profile). Permanent appointment (after 3 years) will be considered subject to satisfactory performance.

This selection process will create a rank pool to fill four (4) Inspector vacancies and may also be used to fill any future vacancy for a finite period of 12 months. 

All Commissioned Officers are required to serve within Metropolitan and Regional WA locations.  


The WA Police Force has a range of positions at the rank of Inspector. These positions contribute to the strategic and operational objectives of effective police services within the WA Police Force in accordance with policies, procedures, legislative requirements and public standards of accountability. 


Applicants must be: 

  1. Able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 or Level 2 security clearance whilst holding this position.

  2. Either:

    a. An Australian citizen, or a permanent resident, within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Commonwealth); or

    b. A New Zealand citizen who is the holder of a special category visa within the meaning of the Migration Act 1958 (Commonwealth) and is authorised under that special category visa to work in Australia as a member. 

Applicants may be required to complete a medical assessment, psychological assessment, provision of identifying particulars and confirmation of bankruptcy search prior to appointment. 


Applicants are required to submit an Application Form and Curriculum Vitae (CV).

The CV:

  • Should demonstrate your competency against the Commissioned Officer Promotion Selection Criteria
  • Must have 2cm margins (left and right of the page) and must use a minimum of Arial font size 11
  • Must include names of at least two (2) Referees with contact email address and phone number
  • Limited to five (5) pages

An Integrity Check Consent Form is to be completed and submitted along with your application (not required for current Western Australia Police Force employees).


Should applicants be shortlisted, they must be available and prepared to attend an interview at Westralia Square, Perth. Interviews have been provisionally scheduled for between Wednesday 26 February and Friday 28 February 2020. External applicants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.


For job related information, please contact Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch via Inspector Jodie Pearson on telephone number (08) 9222 1948 (not to be contacted for application packages).

For promotion process enquiries, please contact Ms Heather Caldwell, Acting Assistant Director, Police Promotions, Recruiting and Deployment Division on 0417 986 660.


Applicants are required to submit the following documentation via email directly to Western Australia Police Promotions Branch (Police.Promotions@police.wa.gov.au):

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae - limited to five (5) pages
  • Pre-commencement Integrity Check Consent Form (if applicable)

Applications are to be titled ‘SURNAME – Commissioned Officer Application’

Late applications will not be accepted.