Recruitment process for Commissioner of Police

27 June 2017

The recruitment process for a new Commissioner of Police, Western Australia Police Service is underway. 

The Commissioner of Police is an independent statutory office appointed by the Governor, pursuant to s. 5 of the Police Act 1892. There is no prescribed appointment process. The Public Sector Commission is assisting the Minister for Police with the recruitment process, as has occurred for past appointments. 

In light of recent public interest, the Commission confirms the postponement of interviews and the replacement of a panel member due to a schedule conflict.

A new panel member has been appointed and the process will continue in mid July 2017.

The panel will provide a report on suitable applicants to the Minister for Police. The Minister made a brief ministerial statement in Parliament today regarding the process.

The Commission will not provide further comment on this process.



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