Po­lice re­struc­ture in­creases dis­tricts

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

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.”

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