Police restructure increases districts
NEW police districts will come into effect from July 1 in major centres across the metropolitan area.
The number of police districts will increase from four to eight small, more manageable districts, which better align with local government and emergency management boundaries.
The new Midland district will cover as far south as Forrestfield and north of Bullsbrook, and cover to Mundaring and Ballajura.
The other districts will be Perth, Mirrabooka, Joondalup, Armadale, Cannington, Mandurah and Fremantle.
Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said the changes would help local policing.
“The new district structure will provide greater connectivity and communication with police and their local community,” he said.
“There will be more police officers in local police stations.”