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…

Shocking vision resulted in Officer being stood down

Controversial vision showing an aboriginal man being run down by police has generated uproar amongst online viewers. A video of an 18 year old Aboriginal man being struck by Police, resulted in Police Commissioner Chris Dawson to stand down the Senior Sergeant in question. The video was viewed online over 60 thousand times, with users…

New Police drug test for motorists

WA Police are implementing a new drug swipe kit, allowing officers to test for more than just the presence of alcohol. 200 roadside drug testing kits are being rolled out across metropolitan and regional WA, alongside an increased police crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive season. The three step test will help…

Injured Or Killed Officers Honoured With Police Star Award

WA Police Officers have been awarded the distinguished Police Star at the inaugural ceremony at the Joondalup Police Academy. The Police Star award was presented to 78 recipients, in recognition of officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. Police Minister, Michelle Roberts, said this ceremony was important in recognising the difficult, dangerous…

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…

Facebook Alert System to Boost Abducted Children Recovery Response

 Efforts to improve the speed of finding missing children will be bolstered with the introduction of a new social media alert system. The AMBER Alert system will enable police to issue immediate 24-hour alerts on Facebook to people in the area where a child has been abducted from to give police access to an immediate…

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…

Armadale Residents Demand 24 Hour Police Presence

Fed up residents of Armadale took to the street on Saturday, demanding the police station be available for public access 24/7. “What we are attacking is the policy and the lack of investment in the policing aspect in the Armadale Region,” Mr Buti said. More than 50 local residents in the area turned up to…