Please be advised the Academic Research Unit is not accepting research applications at this time.
Currently, the Agency is focussing its resources and systems effort on critical and operational issues, and all approved research projects are being reviewed.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Further information will be provided in the near future.
Note for prospective research applications -
- All applications are to be submitted online.
- Due to the current volume of research applications, the initial review process may take a minimum of four weeks followed by the assessment process. Complex research applications may take longer.
- Requests for statistical data and information are required to be submitted via the Business Intelligence Office (internal agency process). All requests are assessed and prioritised according to the timeframe in which it is required and the organisational priority.
- It is strongly advised researchers seek early feedback by submitting an Expression of Interest (a one page summary of the research proposal) prior to completing a full application. Please read the 'Research Information and Guidelines' for more information.
WA Police encourages individual researchers and academic institutions to conduct research into the wide range of issues relevant to policing today.
All applications for research must be approved through the Western Australia Police Research Application Review Committee (RARC). This process covers all types of research proposals including requests for data held on police systems and access to interview or survey police officers or police staff.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Academic Research Administration Unit to discuss their research early in its development.
Please note: For university students and staff, university ethics approval is not a guarantee the research will be approved by WA Police.
To apply to conduct research relating to WA Police you will need to download the following information documents and application form:
Full completion of these forms will enable the prompt review and assessment of your application.
More information about the Application Process
Contact us for more information:
Tel: (08) 9222 1468
Email Academic Research