Police clamp down on driver mobile phone use

WA drivers have not heeded warnings about harsher penalties for using a mobile phone behind the wheel, with a number of motorists already caught. WA Police have already issued 38 infringements to drivers, after they were caught using their mobile phone while operating their car. Drivers caught creating or viewing a text or video, using…

New funding boosts WA Police crime fighting resources in Fremantle

A new police station based in Fremantle will become the centrepiece of improved WA Police’s crime fighting resources, following new funding to boost its services. Police Minister Michelle Roberts made the announcement on Thursday, that will see a $96.5 million injection for “safer, modern facilities” as part of the WA Recovery Plan In the plan,…

WA urged to spare a thought for missing people during missing persons week

Western Australians have been urged to stay connected as the McGowan Government reminds people to remember those who have disappeared. The State Government has urged people to spare a thought for missing people as National Missing Persons Week begins this week. As part of the week, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre is featuring long-term…

1000 Dollars Mobile Phone Fine Delayed Till September 2020

WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts announced that the McGowan Government will delay the implementation of the mobile phone fines until 1st, September, 2020 due to Covid19. The new penalties were suppose to begin on the 1st, June, 2020, but it has been pushed back. Minister Roberts said drivers who use their phone is equal to…

WA-South Australia investigations claim six arrests, drugs seizures

Six people have been charged following investigations into a suspected serious crime group operation between Western Australia and South Australia. The people were arrested and charged following search warrants executed in Padbury, Beckenham, Mount Lawley, Morley, Highgate, Mirrabooka, Trigg and Kardinya. An initial search warrant were executed at a residence in Warburton Avenue on Monday,…

School zone speed limits return as term 2 begins

WA drivers need to keep to school zone limits as school students return to the classroom, the State Government has urged. Term 2 begins today, reapplying the 40km/h school zone speed limit outside schools between 7:30am and 9am in the morning and between 2:30pm and 4pm in the afternoon on school days. The State Government…

Higher penalties to protect frontline workers from COVID-19 related attacks

Frontline workers will be protected from coronavirus-related assaults and threats following the introduction of new penalties, the McGowan Government has announced. Higher penalties have been passed under the Criminal Code Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill for assaulting or threatening public officers and workers. Under the penalties, someone convicted of assaulting a frontline worker where they know…

$1000 Fine Announced As Police Launches Quarantine Enforcement Group

In a drastic move to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Western Australia, the McGowan Government has assembled a 200 officers enforcement group to ensure the compliance of quarantine orders. The group’s task is to make sure those who’ve been directed to self-isolate 14 days to comply with the order, and enforce gathering bans during…

Police graduating class “fittest in recent times”

48 new police officers described as “one of the fittest groups in recent times” are graduating tonight at the Police Academy in Joondalup. The 33 men and 15 women from Red Squad and White Squad are a diverse group with an average age of 27 years. Eleven of the group were born in overseas countries,…