Front­line ex­pands

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NEWS of the Front­line 2020 polic­ing method now be­ing used in WA has crossed the seas, with a del­e­ga­tion of Malaysian po­lice of­fi­cers vis­it­ing Perth re­cently to see it in ac­tion.

Eight Royal Malaysia Po­lice of­fi­cers held a 12-day study tour of WA polic­ing lo­ca­tions. It in­cluded only one met­ro­pol­i­tan sta­tion, Gos­nells, which was at the heart of the South-East Met­ro­pol­i­tan Dis­trict where the Front­line method was tri­alled be­fore be­ing ex­panded.

The vis­i­tors dis­cussed how the sta­tion dealt with tasks such as ros­ter­ing, duty as­sign­ments and man­ag­ing vul­ner­a­ble vic­tims and wit­nesses.

Other stops in­cluded the South­East Met­ro­pol­i­tan Dis­trict of­fice in Can­ning­ton, Perth Air­port, a Wheat­belt sta­tion, Joon­dalup Po­lice Academy, Perth Watch House, the May­lands ma­jor in­ci­dent cen­tre and the po­lice com­mu­ni­ca­tions cen­tre.

Spokes­woman Sac Dato Sham­siah Bt Mohd Shar­iff said the fel­low of­fi­cers she had brought with her had all won their places after show­ing they were from Malaysia’s best-func­tion­ing sta­tions.

“This trip will pro­vide our of­fi­cersin-charge with an op­por­tu­nity to learn about best prac­tices in com­mu­nity polic­ing, as well as ac­knowl­edge and re­ward them for their per­for­mances,” she said.

“It will broaden their per­spec­tive; we will be able to adopt some of th­ese and share our ex­pe­ri­ences with the rest of our per­son­nel in Malaysia.

“We are es­pe­cially in­ter­ested in how the per­for­mance of po­lice is mea­sured in WA and the new meth­ods of pre­vent­ing crime, es­pe­cially the proac­tive.”

Dis­trict In­spec­tor Mark Ri­d­ley said he had val­ued the chance to meet the Malaysian del­e­ga­tion and ex­change ideas.

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