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…

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…

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…

WA Launches Road Safety Booklets for Foreign Drivers

The State Government and Road Safety Commission has launched a series of road safety booklets in foreign languages, with the hope of improving road safety for international visitors. The Italian Consul approached the RSC earlier this year after an Italian man here on a working holiday, arrived and then was tragically killed in a road…

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…

Extra Speed Cameras To Save Lives

WA drivers will face more pressure to behave as the State Government plans to triple the number of red light cameras in the next 5 years. A 5 year accountability plan will aim to increase safety and reduce accidents on WA roads by dramatically increasing the number of fixed speed cameras, red light cameras and mobile speed…

State-wide campaign on new penalty fees

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. West Australians will be warned about upcoming penalty changes as well as the dangers of using mobile phones while driving. The purpose of the State-wide awareness campaign is to educate the community about legislation changes and modified penalties that come into effect from the Queen’s Birthday…

Confiscated Crime Cash Re-invested Into Communities

More than $1.8 million from the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program will benefit victims of crime & at-risk youth. 13 city councils and non for profit organizations received funding to support victims of crime and tackle crimes in WA. Groups including the Nyoongar Sports Association, Gosnells Community Legal Centre, WA Football Commission, Dungeon Youth Centre…

Sex Offender Register Gets High Hits

Almost 100,000 hits on WA Police’s public sex offender register has lead to an award for the website. WA Police Minister Liza Harvey faced the press on Wednesday saying that the website has made 10 missing offenders who are in breach of their conditions reported to Police. “It has flushed out ten offenders that police…

Fatal Stabbing In Como

By Blake Curtis Police and paramedics are at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Como. It is alleged a woman was stabbed to death at a south terrace hair salon. Police are searching for a 48 year old man who they allege is ‘armed and dangerous’. If anyone has seen James Bill Payet they…