Police Officer, Neighbour Injured in Beeliar Drug-Induced Attack

A police officer is recovering from injuries following an assault by a man on his neighbour in Beeliar. Police were called to a home in Beeliar at around 9:40pm following a report of disturbance. They allegedly found a 25-year-old man on arrival under the effects of an unknown substance. While talking to him, the man…

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…

Man arrested over knife and axe incident

A man has been charged by Perth Detectives after an incident in Maylands yesterday afternoon. Police received multiple calls over a disturbance at a unit complex around 2:45pm. Information reported a a man repeatedly striking a security door with an axe and a knife, causing damage to the security door and wooden door behind it.…

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…

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 Hunt Greenough Prison Inmates Still At Large After Mass Breakout

Three men are still on the run following a mass break-out from Geraldton’s Greenough Regional Prison on Tuesday. 23-year-old Devon Comeagain and 28-year-old Alan McDonald were recaptured this morning but Bradley Silvester, Brendan Bartley and Darryl Councillor are still at large, out of 10 inmates who escaped. WA Police released the names and photographs of…

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”…

Police Ensure Safety in Firearms Transportation Across WA

WA Police are working to ensure safe transportation of firearms to reassure gun owners firearms are consistently carried safely throughout the state. Licensing Enforcement Division (LED) officers are collaborating with the firearms industry, to ensure safe practice according to legislation and policy. “There has been recent public discussion about regulations surrounding the transport of firearms…

Drugs and Weapons Seized in Perth Entertainment Venue Police Operation

WA Police have vowed to continue cracking down on drugs in entertainment venues as they seized a significant quantity of drugs in Perth and Northbridge. Perth detectives confiscated the drugs as part of Operation Evolve that proactively targeting licenced venues between January and June this year, resulting in charges for 40 offences. Police seized over…