McGowan Government escalates Mandurah murder case with reward

WA Police is calling for help to solve a 39-year-old cold murder case, with the McGowan Government offering a reward for public assistance. The government has offered $250,000 for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the death of Annette Caroline Deverell in Mandurah. Local Government Minister David Templeman had…

Police officers receive apology for medical retirement

WA’s medically retired police officers have been acknowledged with an honourable discharge for their service. The McGowan Government has made an historic apology to former WA Police officers removed from the force under a “loss of confidence” provision because of a work-related illness or injury. Police Minister Michelle Roberts offered the apology as 299 former…

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…