Firebugs Continue to be Targeted Despite DFES Youth Fire Deterrent Success

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has claimed that deliberately lit fires during summer by Western Australians remain a serious issue, despite successfully deterring young people from deliberately lighting fires. DFES said that it’s Juvenile and Family Fire Alert (JAFFA) program had been effective in preventing juveniles from becoming repeat firebugs, but concerns…

Man charged over child indecent assault

During an incident involving a young child in Butler yesterday at around 8:30am, a man approached a girl under the age of 10 years old, near the intersection of Lukin Drive and Connolly Drive. A member of the public was concerned in relation to the way in which the man was touching the child and…

Police Officers Acknowledged for Work in the Line of Duty

WA Police have recognised the best of its police force, celebrating the achievements of its officers. The police force acknowledged the best individual officer and team in its WA Police Excellence Awards as a testament to the work of WA Police. “We strive to make this an exceptional police force,” Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said.…

Strike Force Vulcan Launched Ahead of Summer Fire Season

WA Police have continued the crackdown on arsonists, relaunching its fire prevention and intervention initiative over summer. Police Minister Michelle Roberts launched Strike Force Vulcan along with the Department of Fire and Emergency on Thursday, to reduce and prevent the incidence of bushfires by arson and reckless behaviour. “This time of the year there is…

Man in High Vis Wanted Over Clarkson Barber Shop Fire

WA Police are hunting a man who they believe may be involved in an arson attack on the Clarkson Barber Shop. At about 10:10pm on Tuesday 20 November, a person forced open the front glass doors of the barber shop on Celebration Boulevard and entered the store. The person was seen running from the shop…

WA Police Face Departures and Promotions in Leadership

WA Police will undergo changes to its leadership team, with departure of senior officers and promotions to in force. Commissioner Dawson announced the moves on Wednesday that will include the departure of his Deputy Commissioner Stephen Brown, Deputy Commissioner Brown’s wife Superintendent Mary Brown, as well as the officers moving to senior positions. Deputy Commissioner…

Noranda and Carramar Men Charged Following Hillarys Burglary

Two men have been charged over an aggravated burglary in Hillarys on Tuesday. Joondalup Detectives will allege the two men visited the home on Cook Avenue, to demand money from a 30-year-old man known to them who was visiting. When police arrived, the men fled on foot with one man entering the premises belonging to…

WA Police Call For Safe Celebrations During Leavers Week

WA Police has encouraged WA school leavers to celebrate the end of school safely with the official Leavers period beginning in November. The State Government will continue its Leavers Strategy during the period between November 19 to November 22, supporting secondary school leavers to have a safe and enjoyable time with well organised activities and…

2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games

The 2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games commence this weekend, with over 3,000 serving, retired personnel and registered volunteers from Police and Emergency Services competing from the 28th of October to November 3rd. The Opening Ceremony on Sunday night at Mandurah foreshore welcomes members of the public to attend, with festivities including a torch…