Shake-up for police districts
SCARBOROUGH, Mirrabooka, Morley and Bayswater police stations will form the Mirrabooka police district as part of a WA Police restructure.
Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said the changes would improve the way policing services were delivered to the community.
The number of police districts in the metropolitan area will increase from four to eight smaller, more manageable districts: Perth, Mandurah, Midland, Mirrabooka, Joondalup, Armadale, Cannington and Fremantle.
Mr Dawson said the eight districts would better align with established local government and emergency management boundaries.
“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.”
Mr Dawson also announced the amalgamation of Local Policing Teams and Response Teams; these teams will work across the district to support other teams working from police stations.
This new structure will be established by July 1.
Family and Domestic Violence Response Teams will be co-located in each district and there will be more officers dedicated to domestic violence.
A sergeant and six constables will be assigned to each district to tackle the most serious family violence cases.