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…

Dawson backs WA Police after media reports of misconduct following review

Chris Dawson has defended WA Police, following media reports alleging misconduct among senior ranks uncovered during a review of the state’s police force. The WA Police Commissioner said the review was designed to “provide a stocktake of WA Police” but claimed no findings of misconduct, following claims of sexual harassment, problem gambling and potential criminal…

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…

Police officer to remain uncharged over Beechboro home shooting

A WA Police officer will not be charged after he fatally shot an unarmed man in a Beechboro home last year. Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said following an internal investigation, the officer who fired his gun was forced to make “a split-second decision” when he shot and killed Ly Tong while attending the home during…