WA Police boosts frontline policing with drone expansion

WA Police will expand its aerial frontline with an increase in drones to boost its “mobile eyes in the sky” operations. The police force has embarked on a massive expansion of the remotely piloted aircraft to support on-the-ground police operations. As part of the plan, WA Police would add up to 35 additional drones to…

Students advised to party safe as WA Police prepares for Leavers Week

Students have been advised to celebrate the end of secondary school safely as WA Police launches its strategy for Leavers Week. Secondary school leavers will be supported as part of the State Government Leaver Strategy to have a safe and enjoyable time, with around 8,500 young people expected to visit the South West during the…

Dual purpose police dogs enhance regional policing

Two of WA Police’s man’s best friend will be boosting police operations in WA’s Mid-West and Goldfields regions, joining officers on the beat. Two dual purpose police dogs, PD Maverick and PD Whiskey and their handlers will become the first ever dual purpose dogs for Geraldton and Kalgoorlie enhancing frontline police operations. The dogs are…

Welfare and legal assistance to be provided with new Custody Notification Service

Indigenous Western Australians will be receiving improved assistance if arrested, with the Custody Notification Service (CNS)now operational, the State Government has announced. The CNS will provide 24-hour legal advice and welfare checks to all Aboriginal people if they are taken into custody, as a key recommendation of the coronial inquest into the death of Ms…

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…

WA voluntary euthanasia laws a step closer as bill passes lower house

WA’s proposed voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws has passed the first hurdle, bring the legislation a step closer towards being legalised. Parliament’s Lower House overwhelmingly backed the laws on Tuesday night, with 44 votes of support to 12 against. The proposed laws enable terminally ill adults in pain with less than six months to live…