$91m package bolsters COVID-19 police response

New measures will boost WA Police’s front line, strengthening its response during the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Mark McGowan revealed the $91 million policing package on Wednesday to ensure people obey WA’s State of Emergency powers. Under the package, $73.4 million will be provided to immediately recruit an extra 150 police officers who will be provided…

COVID-19 helpline to be open for enquiries.

In a move that will being clarity to a confusing situation, the Police Commissioner Chris Dawson has announced the launch of a helpline for people with concerns about COVID-19. Western Australians will be able to dial 13COVID, or 132 68 43 to get access to the latest information about WA’s situation.  Callers will be able…

Latest WA Covid-19 Announcements

Anyone coming into Australia will need to self quarantine for 14 days in the state where they touch down, and any further travel to another state will require another 14 day self isolation.  From midnight Tuesday, there will be restrictions on travel within WA, with possible fines of up to $50 000. All gun shops…

Police officer charged with the murder of Joyce Clarke

A police officer has been charged with the murder of Geraldton woman Joyce Clarke today, in a move that the Police Commissioner called the “saddest day of his career.” Commissioner Chris Dawson held a press conference this afternoon and repeatedly emphasised that police were not about the law. “We must respect the rule of law…

Leading Police Officers recognised for their contributions

The WA police awarded forces’ most prestigious medal to four officers during this years Australia Day Honours. Deputy commissioner Col Blanch, Superintendent Dario Bolzonella, Sergeant David Johnson, and Senior Constable Shelley Jesney were honoured by the force for their positive impact on the community. Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said that the group “represents the very…

Police fight crime with youth attitude to technology using new iPhone

WA Police Commissioner says the roll out of iPhone 11 is expected as the younger generation is more in tune with technological change. The funding allocation from the McGowan Government means that frontline officers will be equipped with iPhone 11s, giving them access to crime reporting and evidence gathering technology at their finger tips. Following…

EXCLUSIVE: School children fight back against physical bullying amid concerns of widespread attacks

Concerns have been raised that physical bullying in schools is widespread, with young school students turning to self-defence classes to protect themselves against attacks. Self-defence instructor Garry May said he was helping students protect themselves while raising awareness of physical attacks, claiming students had also been mentally affected by bullying. Mr May, who teaches krav…

Drugs seized on Abrolhos Islands following police operation

WA Police have seized illicit drugs off the coast of Geraldton, following a police operation involving tip-offs from the local community. Police with the help of Australian Federal Police (AFP), Border Force, Home Affairs, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, recovered about one tonne of illicit drugs on Stick Island as part of Operation Shipton, after receiving…