Government funding stamps out graffiti as police reveal most wanted

The McGowan Government has targeted illegal graffiti with increased efforts to crack down on vandals. The government has announced grants as part of its commitment to community safety and crime prevention to address graffiti, as WA Police released its most wanted list of graffiti vandals. As part of the grants, funding of up to $15,000…

WA Police Number Plate Recognition operation already successful

In a focused police operation, over 100 officers took to the Causeway and the streets of East Perth for the updated Automatic Number Plate Recognition roll out. During this ‘anywhere anytime’ approach, drivers can be pulled up for road safety or illegalities, and then checked over for any other offences.  The latest Automatic Number Plate…

New strategy in WA will bring international drug syndicate to light

By Vesh Arumugam  Under a new strategy of WA Police Force, international illicit drug trade and other highest levels of organised crimes will be disrupted in Western Australia. This amazing strategy, Operational Signal, has already targeted significant outcomes. There have been 50 search warrants executed across Perth over the last three days to unpick every…

Police seize 59kg of methamphetamine in Perth drug bust

WA Police have arrested five men after seizing 59 kilograms of methamphetamine in Perth. The Organised Crime Squad seized the drugs as part of investigations across the Metropolitan Region in the past week, seizing the drugs which have a street value of about $59 million. Detectives executed search warrants in South Lake, Perth and Rivervale…

Operation ACTUM 2019 out on the streets of WA

By Vesh Arumugam  In a new initiative by WA Police, the Operation Actum 2019 has been an efficient act to reduce and curb offenses relating to drug in WA. More than 150 people have been charged with over 450 offenses as part of this operation. Detectives from the Serious and Organised Crime Division coordinated the…

Roadside drug and alcohol testing increases with new funding

Drink and drug drivers will be targeted with an expansion of roadside alcohol and illicit substance testing in WA. The State Government has boosted funding to WA Police, providing a total of $7.4 million to allow them to conduct a record 42,000 drug tests and more than 1.9 million alcohol breath tests in the next…

Domestic violence tackled in new funding boost

The State Government has stepped up the fight against family and domestic violence, with new initiatives to tackle the issue. Funding has been committed in this year’s State Budget to address the issue, with an additional $30.9 million invested to protect victims. The funds will be devoted to a range of measures including $11.7 million…

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…