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…

Faulty WA Speed Cameras to be Switched Off After Incorrect Readings

WA’s speed cameras are experiencing more issues with fixed and red-light speed cameras to be switched off following faulty readings and incorrect fines issued. WA Police hava revealed eight cameras including the Forrest highway point-to-point speed camera have been put into test mode after a number of incorrect readings and “radar bounces”. The cameras will…

Guildford Historic Town Under Consideration For Heritage List

Guildford Historic Town could soon be protected as a historically registered heritage site, with the State Government seeking approval for registration. Guildford Historic Town will assessed for heritage values while it is considered for inclusion in the State Register of Heritage Places. “Guildford Historic Town has such an important story to tell about the State’s…

Four New Aborigional Cadet Joins WA Police Following Graduation

By Lucas Da Paz The Aboriginal Cadet Program has seen four recruits begin their police careers from today, after successfully graduate it from the Western Australia Police Academy. The two men and two women were part of the program’s inaugural intake and were among 41 graduating officers cheered on by family and friends during a…

New data shows too many drivers are not wearing seatbelts

Figures emerging from WA Police show between July 2016 and June 2017, there were 8454 offences for drivers not wearing seat belts – more than 23 a day. This data comes ahead of the Easter holiday weekend, one of the most dangerous times of year on our roads. There was a 36 per cent increases…

Safer Driving Urged as West Australians Set to Travel Over Easter Break

Western Australians are being encouraged to drive safely to ensure a fatality-free long weekend over the Easter break. Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts urged drivers on Wednesday to consider how their behaviour behind the wheel could affect family and other road users, as people take the opportunity to travel during the break. “Easter is one…

WA Cops Face Terrorism as Usual Despite Shoot-to-Kill Laws For “Rare” Incidents: Expert

A security expert claims WA police officers will continue to handle terror threats according to their terrorism operations training, despite being given shoot-to-kill powers for unfolding counter-terrorism incidents. Strike Training Managing Director Gaven Wicks said the legislation was important to enable officers to neutralise terror incidents like the Lindt Café siege, but believed they would…

Three big meth seizures over 24 hours

More than 50kgs of methamphetamine has been seized this week during three separate operations in the space of 24 hours. A collaboration involving the WA Police Force, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and AUSTRAC aims to target suburban, interstate, international drug distribution networks. Police Commissioner, Chris Dawson, said the law…

WA Police Get Shoot-to-Kill Powers Against Terrorism

WA Police officers will be authorised to use lethal force during terrorism incidents, through new legislation to be introduced into State Parliament. The Terrorism (Extraordinary Powers) Amendment Bill 2018 will enable police to pre-emptively shoot-to-kill with clear legal protections when responding to a terrorism incident or act. “Terrorism is a very real threat around Australia…