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Police Officers step up to meet a challenge, stay cool under pressure and are drawn to helping people.

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Mug Shot Chase a Crook Training What Next
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How good is your memory?

You will next see a mugshot of the crook. Try to remember as much as possible, as you will need to recreate their appearance.

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What Happened?

Pay attention to the following video and the sequences in which each event takes place.

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Baton Training

Pay attention to the areas the officer hits, with the baton.

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What happens next?

Watch the following video and try to predict what happens next.

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What Happened?

Sort the events in the order, in which they happened.

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Baton Training

Click on areas the officer hit with the baton.

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What happens next?

Select what you think happens next in the video.

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Get Police Fit Exercise every day. Here’s how...

Get Police Ready Here's some advice from Police Officers

Finish School

Stay at school.

Finishing Year 12 leaves your options open and helps guide your choices on your own path to becoming a Police Officer.

Express Yourself

Keep working hard in English.

Every one needs good communication skills, but Police Officers need to be especially skilled.

They need to confidently speak and listen to people from all walks of life.

Get Involved

Join a sporting club, volunteer, get a part-time job, help-out your friends.

Being part of a team can be very rewarding and can help you learn about teamwork.

WA Police Officers are leaders in our community, be a leader among your friends first.

Make Good Choices

Keep yourself and your friends safe.

Be smart about who you spend your time with in person and online.

Think things through. Choices you make now may limit your options in the future.

Believe in Yourself

Look for ways to challenge yourself, and then back yourself to meet them. 

Commit to what you believe in.

Being a POLICE OFFICER Hear from Police Officers about what they think of the job

Do you know what it takes? Police Quiz

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Question 1

How long does it take the Police helicopter to travel the 45km from Jandakot Airport to the Joondaup Police Academy’?

Correct! The WA Police helicopter can cover 45km in 15 minutes: about 3 times faster than driving. 

Unlucky! The WA Police helicopter can cover 45km in 15 minutes: about 3 times faster than driving. 

Question 2

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When are Police Officers considered ‘on duty’?

Correct! Police Officers have to uphold the law 24/7. 

Unlucky! Police Officers have to uphold the law 24/7. 

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How heavy is the vest and other equipment Police Officers wear?

Correct! Police Officers carry a firearm, TASER, pepper spray, baton, and other equipment that can weight up to 7kg. Imagine trying to run after someone wearing all that equipment.

Unlucky! Police Officers carry a firearm, TASER, pepper spray, baton, and other equipment that can weight up to 7kg. Imagine trying to run after someone wearing all that equipment.

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Police use the ‘Phonetic Alphabet’ as a code when spelling things over the radio: what code would be needed to spell P-O-L-I-C-E?

Correct! Papa – Oscar – Lima – India – Charlie – Echo. It’s important to make sure names and number plates are correct so they use recognised words to confirm the letters.

Unlucky! Papa – Oscar – Lima – India – Charlie – Echo. It’s important to make sure names and number plates are correct so they use recognised words to confirm the letters.

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What breed of dog is most suited to working with WA Police?

We actually train German and Dutch Shepherds, Labradors, Springer Spaniels and Rottweilers for the different roles:

· Explosives Detection

· Drug Detection

· Passive Alert

· General Purpose

We actually train German and Dutch Shepherds, Labradors, Springer Spaniels and Rottweilers for the different roles:

· Explosives Detection

· Drug Detection

· Passive Alert

· General Purpose

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How long is a Police Dog’s active service?

Correct! Police Dogs usually start in active service at about 2 years of age and are retired at 9 years of age. They are then kept by their handler as a family pet.

Unlucky! Police Dogs usually start in active service at about 2 years of age and are retired at 9 years of age. They are then kept by their handler as a family pet.

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Do Police Recruits get paid?

Correct! Recruits are paid during the two years it takes to learn to be a Police Officer. There is a mix of Academy and on the job learning.

Unlucky! Recruits are paid during the two years it takes to learn to be a Police Officer. There is a mix of Academy and on the job learning.

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How much does the suit a bomb squad technician wears weigh?

Correct! WA Police Officers in the Bomb Squad wear protective suits when working with explosives that weigh about 45kg – not the easiest thing to try and do careful work in!

Unlucky! WA Police Officers in the Bomb Squad wear protective suits when working with explosives that weigh about 45kg – not the easiest thing to try and do careful work in!

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Police horses wear boots – true or false?

Correct! WA Police horses wear special boots that allow them to walk on any surface, even over glass, and stop them from slipping in the wet.

Unlucky! WA Police horses wear special boots that allow them to walk on any surface, even over glass, and stop them from slipping in the wet.

Question 10

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How heavy are the bags used for ‘bag lift and carry’ for Police Officer Recruits?

Correct! Recruits have to be able to pick up and walk with 35kg bags. It’s to practice for carrying people and things when they’re on the job. 

Unlucky! Recruits have to be able to pick up and walk with 35kg bags. It’s to practice for carrying people and things when they’re on the job. 

The rewards of Being a Police Officer

What Next?

  • Talk to your school careers counsellor.
  • Check out Step Forward, the WA Police recruitment website.

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