Be vigilant about arson
ARSON squad detectives are urging residents to be vigilant this bushfire season and report any suspicious people or vehicles in bushland areas.
Strike Force Vulcan was introduced in the 2010/11 bushfire season and has successfully identified and monitored arsonists.
It provides high-visibility patrols and a rapid investigative response to deliberately lit fires across the metropolitan area.
Last bushfire season, police charged 42 people with arson offences, with help from the public.
Most offenders were boys aged between 10 and 17.
Police have asked parents to reinforce to their children that fire is extremely dangerous and often can’t be contained or controlled, resulting in destruction, injury and death in communities.
In a life-threatening emergency, including where smoke can be seen in bushland areas, call 000. To report suspicious activity, call 131 444. Information about bushfires and arsonists should be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestopperswa.com.au.
There are significant rewards for information leading to the identification and conviction of an arsonist.