Police Recruitment

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 14:51 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Police a question regarding SAPOL officer recruitment.

Leave granted.

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN: In question time yesterday, the minister advised that SAPOL was currently attempting to recruit university and high school graduates, and that these candidates would not be required to take pre-application numeracy and literacy tests. What proportion of candidates currently fail the pre-application numeracy and literacy tests?

The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) ( 14:52 ): I would like to draw the Hon. Mr Wade’s attention to the answer that I am about to very concisely and quickly deliver. I don’t have any specific statistic at hand in terms of the number of people who have failed that test, but I am more than happy to take it on notice.

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