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…

Three Men Charged Over Midland Armed Robbery

Police have charged three men over an aggravated armed robbery and burglary at a Midland home on Sunday evening. Police said the men allegedly demanded the 32-year-old male occupant of Wellaton street property hand over personal property, before knocking him unconscious with a baseball bat. The men were allegedly carrying a firearm, however police are…

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…

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…

Protective Service Officers Graduation from WA Police Academy

A special graduation day for 20 new Protective Service Officers saw family, friends, police and special guests come together to celebrate at the WA Police Academy. The Protective Services Officer role was created specifically to address the heightened security presence in Australia and Internationally. After surviving an intense three month training course, 14 male and…

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…

WA Police Escalates War On Wages

The pay war between WA Government and Police Officers has escalated, after Premier Mark McGowan stands firm on the matter. The Government has offered a flat $1000 pay increase with its new wages policy. But Police Union President, George Tilbury, is adamant that they deserve a 1.5% pay rise. He warned the that officers would…