Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Hon Liza Harvey MLA

Former Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women's Interests

    Police response team moved into the suburbs

    2/08/2016 11:00 AM
     
    • New $2.2m facility opened to house North Regional Operations Group
    • Response team relocated from Curtin House near the CBD to Neerabup
    • Part of the Liberal National Government's $116m commitment to rebuild and refurbish WA police stations 

    The Liberal National Government has opened the latest new WA Police facility, with the rapid response teams for the northern suburbs moving into their new $2.2 million Neerabup station.

     

    Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey said the facility would accommodate the Northern Regional Operations Group (ROG North), which had previously operated out of Curtin House in Northbridge.

     

    "The new location means these rapid response teams are now located in the heart of the areas they patrol," Ms Harvey said.

     

    "Curtin House was no longer the best location for ROG North to efficiently manage workloads and resources to service Perth's northern corridor.

     

    "The new $2.2 million Neerabup facility will house our ROG North teams which are deployed to trouble spots, with a particular focus on volume crime, in the northern corridor.

     

    "This is in line with this Government's commitment to have more police out responding to crime in the community, rather than sitting in stations or behind desks."

     

    The Minister said the Neerabup facility had the capacity to accommodate 100 officers and had space for dozens of vehicles and equipment for police to rapidly respond where needed.

     

    "This new police facility is part of a wider $116 million Government commitment to rebuild or refurbish police stations across the State," she said.

     

    "These new stations are essential for police to have the best facilities to do their jobs, as well as accommodate the extra 1,050 police and auxiliary officers the Government will have recruited between 2008 and 2017."

     

    Ms Harvey said the Government was dedicated to making communities safer through tough laws and giving police the resources they needed to combat crime and antisocial behaviour.

     

    Fact File

    • New stations under construction are Cockburn $20m, Ballajura $11m, Mundijong $8m
    • New stations opened in the last 24 months include Augusta, Three Springs, Waroona, Eucla, Carnarvon and Margaret River 

    Deputy Premier and Police Minister's office - 6552 5900

     

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