City of Vincent to Trial Slower 40kmh Speed Limit

Speed limits on residential streets in the City of Vincent will drop as part of a lower speed limit trial in the city. New 40kmh speed signs will be installed in residential streets in coming weeks in preparation for the trial, that the State Government says is designed to promote safety for all road users.…

Too little too late? Police Redress Scheme taking applications

Successive governments have attempted to put in place a redress scheme after many years, but Police Minister Michelle Roberts is being commended for announcing the scheme is now taking applications. Former Police Commissioner, Karl O’Callaghan believes they are getting the acknowledgment they deserve, and it will make a difference to their lives. “It should have…

Firebugs Continue to be Targeted Despite DFES Youth Fire Deterrent Success

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has claimed that deliberately lit fires during summer by Western Australians remain a serious issue, despite successfully deterring young people from deliberately lighting fires. DFES said that it’s Juvenile and Family Fire Alert (JAFFA) program had been effective in preventing juveniles from becoming repeat firebugs, but concerns…

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.…

Shoe Display Highlights Impact of Road Trauma

Dozens of empty shoes have been laid out outside St Georges Cathedral in a display marking the impact of road trauma in WA. The shoes represented the men, women, children, drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians who died on WA roads in 2018 in accidents. Each pair of shoes symbolised an individual, family member, friend or…

WA Police Call For Safe Celebrations During Leavers Week

WA Police has encouraged WA school leavers to celebrate the end of school safely with the official Leavers period beginning in November. The State Government will continue its Leavers Strategy during the period between November 19 to November 22, supporting secondary school leavers to have a safe and enjoyable time with well organised activities and…

Policeman Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound In Cockburn

Police are investigating the death of a policeman at Cockburn Police Station this morning. Authorities says it appears the police officer has died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s confirmed the officer died is 50 year old First Class Constable Darren Igglesden, who have been with the force for six and a…

Weapons And Illicit Drug Seized During Police Raid On Bikie Property

WA Police’s have seized weapons, cocaine and stolen property after executing a search warrant on a property in Byford linked to the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang. The Gang Crime Squad and Tactical Repsonse Group officers conducted the search as part of the investigation in an assault back on 8th, September and suspected illicit drug dealing.…

State Government Devotes New Funding For Safer Roads

Rural WA roads will get the chance for improvement, with a funding boost to the Safer Roads Program. The State Government has renewed its commitment to the program by investing $28.4 million originally launched by the Gallop Labor Government in 2004. “People travelling on our regional roads have just as much right to safe road…

Police Urge Safe Driving During Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

WA Police will be out in force on the state’s roads over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, as WA Police unveiled a new traffic fleet to keep roads safe. Police Minister Michelle Roberts issued a plea on Thursday with Acting Road Safety Commissioner Iain Cameron to take care during the public holiday weekend, as she…