Technology Boosts WA Police Drug Fight

WA Police are stepping up the fight against methamphetamine with new technology to identify illicit drugs as well as access and analyse criminal data. Police unveiled the Tru Narc 450 handheld device to tackle the distribution of meth and other drugs along with mobile phone devices on Wednesday, to identify the illegal substances. The devices…

Police Accountability To Increase With Roll Out Of Body Cameras

WA Police will soon be equipped with body cameras, after Police Commissioner Chris Dawson announced the roll out will commence in early 2019. Police accountability will be increased while crime rates are expected to decrease. WA is one of the last states to implement body camera technology for police officers and will not come into…

WA Police to Begin Roll Out of Body-Worn Cameras

WA police officers will start wearing body cameras as part of their uniforms as soon as next year, after Commissioner Chris Dawson opted not to wait for State Government funding to implement the technology. Mr Dawson approved the roll-out of the first initiative of the Digital Policing Program, earmarking funds within the policing budget for…

Police Indigenous Abuse “Alive” Despite Police Pledge to Improve Aboriginal Treatment

An indigenous advocate claims police abuse of Aboriginal people is “alive and well,” despite WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson pledging to improve the treatment of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Chairman Mervyn Eades said young indigenous Australians were still running from police, as Mr Dawson apologised for the police’s historical and ongoing mistreatment of…

WA’s Top Cop Says Sorry To Aboriginals for Police Racism

WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson has apologised for “immeasurable pain and suffering” caused to Indigenous Australians by police, calling for an end to racism and bias towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Commissioner Dawson claimed in his NAIDOC Week speech police “played a significant role” that contributed to “traumatic history” as well as indigenous “mistrust”…

State Operations Command Centre ready for Monday opening

The State Operations Command Centre is set to officially open on Monday July 2nd, coinciding with the commencement of the new Fremantle and Mandurah police districts. Based at the Maylands Incident Control Centre, the newly renovated centre has state of the art equipment allowing links in through CCTV, and will have particular focus on the…

Faulty WA Speed Cameras to be Switched Off After Incorrect Readings

WA’s speed cameras are experiencing more issues with fixed and red-light speed cameras to be switched off following faulty readings and incorrect fines issued. WA Police hava revealed eight cameras including the Forrest highway point-to-point speed camera have been put into test mode after a number of incorrect readings and “radar bounces”. The cameras will…

BREAKING: 7 People Found Dead In A Property Near Margaret River

A significant tragedy has occurred in Osmington, near Margaret River, where at about 5:15am Police were called to a rural property and discovered 7 deceased victims. Amongst the victims were 4 children and 3 adults, with suspected gun shot wounds found. Two firearms were located on the scene. Homicide Squad Detectives from Perth are assisting…

“Bring Back Corporal Punishment” to Cut Youth School Violence: Expert

A youth expert has called for the return of corporal punishment in classrooms to help cut youth violence in schools. Police & Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) WA CEO John Gillespie said stronger disciplinary measures were needed to ensure school students were “behaving properly in the classroom and also in the playground” while also protecting teachers…

New Changes to WA Police Operations to Improve State Policing

WA Police will experience more changes in its operations in a bid to provide better policing across Perth’s metropolitan areas. Police Commissioner Chris Dawson revealed a significant restructure on Thursday that would improve policing in the community, in a continuing shift away from the previous Frontline 2020 model. “It’s my vision to create an exceptional…