Police Union dismiss need for multiple 24 hour police stations

A fatal overdose incident that transpired this week further adds fuel to the Police Union’s fire against the ten 24 hour metropolitan police stations. Union President George Tillbury made claims that keeping more stations open reduces the number of police on the front line, and in turn reduces the amount of protection available for the…

Police survey reveals officers let down by the State Government

Worrying details regarding the morale of Western Australian police has been highlighted in a recent survey. The WA Police Union survey gave detailed insight into how a number Police officers feel let down by the McGowan Government. “Police officers are saying very clearly they don’t trust this government, and they’re saying that the government doesn’t…

Ex gratia payment scheme for medically retired police officers

After the Police Minister’s announcement of an ex gratia payment scheme for medically retired police officers and the introduction of a workers compensation scheme, a rally outside Parliament House with former officers expressed their disappointment that changes didn’t occur sooner. Some demonstrators said it’s too little too late. Many spoke about feeling abandoned, sporting T-shirts…

Police pay dispute ramps up

WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts hit back at the actions of the WA Police Union, who on Tuesday instructed police officers to respond to life-threatening incidents only. “What was pulled earlier in the week was clearly just a stunt,” Ms Roberts said. “It had the potential to put community safety at risk, and had those…

Government remains firm on WA Police wage increase

WA Police are unlikely to receive the 1.5 per cent pay rise they were hoping for, after the State Government continued to not budge on the flat $1000 wage increase offer. George Tillbury, WA Police Union President, does not anticipate that the Government will honour its pre-election promise of 1.5 per cent. Treasurer Ben Wyatt…

WA Police Officers Reject Wage Offers With Protest

Close to a thousand Police Officers walked off the job to march at Parliament House demanding a pay rise of 1.5%. The Police Union and its members are sticking to the 1.5% deal, rejecting the state government’s $1,000 per year wage policy offer. Union boss George Tilbury says the Police Officers already shared the state’s…

Injured Or Killed Officers Honoured With Police Star Award

WA Police Officers have been awarded the distinguished Police Star at the inaugural ceremony at the Joondalup Police Academy. The Police Star award was presented to 78 recipients, in recognition of officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. Police Minister, Michelle Roberts, said this ceremony was important in recognising the difficult, dangerous…