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.…

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…

Police Commissioner cops a speeding fine

So it happens, no one is above speeding laws in Western Australia… Not even Police Commissioner Chris Dawson. It was recorded on the 28th of September that Mr Dawson was travelling at 59km/h, exceeding the 50km/h limit on Plain Street in East Perth, whilst on route to the National Police Remembrance Day Service at the…

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…