Policing in focus
While most people in Broome go about their day enjoying the Kimberley lifestyle, Broome police are working hard to keep their community safe.
Have you ever wondered what the police do to keep the community safe?
Here is a 24-hour snapshot of policing activities in Broome on Tuesday, August 15.
52 jobs including family violence, assaults, welfare checks, noise complaints, disturbances and curfew checks.
175 vehicle stops, including random breath tests targeting alcohol/drug driving.
High-visibility patrols of targeted areas, resulting in a significant amount of alcohol being destroyed for public drinking (in excess of 75 cans of beer, eight bottles of wine and two bottles of spirits)
Three people summonsed to court for a variety of traffic offences, damage and disorderly conduct.
One person arrested for driving offences.
Targeted patrols of crime hot spots, drug dealer’s houses and anti-social behaviour locations.
Following-up investigations, gathering evidence and tracking down suspects.
Attempting to locate individuals to serve restraining orders, summonses and infringements. Broome police have a sergeant supervisor on each shift covering the full 24-hour period. It is the sergeant’s role to supervise the daily running of the police station, to review all tasks officers attend and to ensure the safety of prisoners within the Broome lock-up.
In addition to the frontline staff, we also had detectives, forensics, prosecuting, liquor licensing, youth crime intervention officers, Aboriginal police liaison officers, community relation officers, administration staff and the station OIC working.
Our job is not the same day in, day out. It can change with one phone call and is very dynamic.