WA Police To Face Reform After ‘Snapshot’ Review

A reform has been launched by WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson after a snapshot review of the agency has been carried out. During the review, a series of interviews were conducted with the senior management and frontline officers, submissions from employees were also collected. WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson met with the senior management team…

Reward offered for the cold case disappearance of Lisa Brown

By Kelly Smith A $250,000 reward has been announced by the state government for information regarding the disappearance and suspected homicide of Lisa Jane Brown in 1998. Lisa was 19 at the time of her disappearance; last seen in Northbridge in the early hours of the morning on the 10h of November 1998, as she…

New Penalties For Drivers Who Pass Too Close To Cyclists

The recent social media outrage triggered policy changes where new WA laws require motorists to allow a one meter space when overtaking cyclists. Over the last year, 7 cyclists have lost their lives on our roads. Those who don’t leave adequate space will now face a fines of $400 and the loss of 4 demerit…

Top Cop Calls For More Cyclist Acknowledgement Following Road Legislation

WA’s Police Commissioner claims motorists need to acknowledge cyclists on the road following new legislation requiring motorists to keep one metre away from cyclists on the state’s roads. Chris Dawson said cyclists have a right to be on the road and driver habits had resulted in road tragedies involving bike riders. “At times, cars just…

Police Seek Fresh Info Over Josh Warneke’s Cold Case

By Kelly Marie Smith Fresh information has come to light concerning the murder of Josh Warneke almost seven years after the tragic event. Police from the cold case homicide squad are chasing a lead concerning a white Toyota ’79 series Land Cruiser tray top ute, that was seen not far from where Mr Warneke’s body…

O’Callaghan: 98% Of WA Youths Are Doing A Great Job

Click on the player above to watch the interview in the newscast! For the past 13 years, WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has never been shy to share his views in the media. In his final sit-down TV interview with WAMN News as the top cop, Dr O’Callaghan spoke candidly about various issues. Amongst all…

WA Appoints Chris Dawson As New Top Cop

Former Deputy Commissioner Chris Dawson APM has been appointed as Western Australia’s new Police Commissioner by the McGowan Government. Mr Dawson has spent 30 years in WA Police, 10 of them as the second in-charge, before jump ship to ACIC as commissioner for three and a half years. During his time as Deputy Commissioner, he oversaw WA Police’s…

New Law To Tackle Organised Crime

WA Attorney General Michael Mischin announced a new law will come into affect this Saturday aiming to break up criminal organisations. During a press conference this afternoon at the Police Headquarters, Mr Mischin said the bill will give police the power to dismantle bikie gangs. “This legislation will help WA Police to dismantle bikie gangs which wilfully…