Toodyay Road Upgrades Planned For Road Safety

Work will begin on Tooday Road this year as part of State Government plans to improve driver safety. $17.2 million in funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account will be provided for the work, which will begin immediately. “These are exactly the sorts of projects this fund was set up for – initiatives which improve…

Western Australia’s low contribution to national firearm amnesty

The National Firearm Amnesty has seen Western Australia recover only 521 guns, only making up 2% of the total. Since July 1st, 26,000 guns have been handed into police for crushing. Jeff Andrijasevich, WA Police firearms licensing inspector, said an explanation for the low recovery rate was that a similar 2013 WA amnesty saw more…

Midland PCYC Relaunches After Renovations

Young people will be getting a new Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) in Midland after renovations to improve the centre. The centre has been relaunched after closing in 2016 to undergo a $1.6 million upgrade as part of a State-wide infrastructure upgrade program. Improvements include refurbished commercial kitchen, upgraded flooring, new front entrance, shed…

Forrest Highway Gets Green Light for Point-To-Point Cameras

Western Australian Police are advising motorists to slow down with point to point speed cameras set to go live on Forrest Highway from next week. Drivers travelling in the WA’s first Average Speed Safety Camera Zone are being warned they will be penalised if caught speeding within the Forrest Highway Zone from September 6. Television,…

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…

Karl O’Callaghan Farewelled In Ceremonial March

Outgoing WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan was farewelled at a ceremonial march today, to celebrate his 44-year policing career before he officially retires on Tuesday. Police Minister Michelle Roberts was joined by other State dignitaries, including WA Deputy Liberal Leader Liza Harvey to formally address him as he concludes his 13-year tenure as Commissioner. Dr…

WA Police Officers Reject Wage Offers With Protest

Close to a thousand Police Officers walked off the job to march at Parliament House demanding a pay rise of 1.5%. The Police Union and its members are sticking to the 1.5% deal, rejecting the state government’s $1,000 per year wage policy offer. Union boss George Tilbury says the Police Officers already shared the state’s…

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…

Lacking Worker’s Compensation for WA Police

A technicality has been at the forefront for a lack of worker’s compensation for Western Australian Police officers. The WA Police are not employed by the Government, although they pay their wages, their employer is the actually the Queen. This legal loophole has seen the Government avoiding paying worker’s compensation for years. Wayne Matthews, Vice…

Two Police Officers Stabbed In Geraldton

A 23 year old Narrogin man has been charged by Geraldton Detectives, over a serious assault last night in Spalding. It is alleged that when officers attempted to arrest the man in relation to suspect burglary offence, he struggled violently and bit one of the officers on the arm. A taser was then successfully deployed…