Mandurah Coastal Times - - OPINION - CHAR­LIE GIB­SON, Fal­con

TO see the State po­lice hav­ing to march in protest re­gard­ing a pay rise is embarrassing, not only for them but for us, the peo­ple of WA who fully sup­port them.

Over the year we have seen crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity grow and the job of our po­lice be­come more dan­ger­ous so yes, we must be pre­pared to pay more to get the best peo­ple for our safety and se­cu­rity.

Cer­tain in­di­vid­u­als have worked to un­der­mine the re­spect of our po­lice over the years by re­mov­ing the word Force and re­plac­ing it with Ser­vice.

As we see drugs, vi­o­lence and gen­eral stu­pid­ity in­creas­ing, we now need a very strong and yes, well-paid State po­lice, as they are the fi­nal bar­rier against the com­plete fail­ure of so­ci­ety as we know it.

Ev­ery poll that is held shows our de­cent ci­ti­zens re­gard crime as top pri­or­ity so our po­lice must be first in the pri­or­ity list­ing.

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