Your number one priority is you're prepared and able to ethically and safely discharge your duties as a WA Police Force officer.
Follow our simple step-by-step guide to PROTECT your integrity and safety. PROTECT is an acronym formed by combining the initial letters of prepare, report, obtain, track, equip, connect and task.
Our recent member survey found morale is at an all-time low. Workloads are increasing, particularly for officers in charge. Fatigue is impacting half of the workforce's performance. Work-life balance is worsening, especially in urban areas. Unpaid overtime is common, notably for senior ranks.
The WA Police Force isn't doing enough to support the mental health and well-being of serving coppers.
Our PROTECT campaign is an education piece for all of our members. From recharging your personal battery to not submitting to unnecessary risk, it's vital you don't skip any of the seven PROTECT steps because you shouldn't task before you prepare, report, obtain, track, equip and connect in that specific order.
Certainly, you shouldn't kit up before you've completed the first four PROTECT steps or you risk breaching a procedural or legislative change, which may expose you to a managerial review or criminal charge.
Look after self. Look after all. Adhere to PROTECT and you'll accomplish both.