Police Minister John Kobelke today officially opened the new Leederville Police Service Centre in Oxford Street, Leederville.
The service centre will replace the Leederville Police Station, which amalgamated with the Wembley Police Station earlier this year.
Mr Kobelke said the service centre, which would be staffed by one uniformed officer and a customer service officer, would provide a range of police administration services to the public.
“People can visit the Leederville Police Service Centre to report traffic crashes and crimes or other incidents, access firearm licensing services, apply for police clearance certificates, pay fines, report for bail, and seek advice on crime prevention or similar matters,” he said.
“The establishment of a service centre allows more police to focus on frontline duties and patrol the streets where they are needed most.
“Labor is delivering 350 more police in this term of government, meaning 600 more police are on the beat than when the Liberals were in power.”
Perth MLA John Hyde said he was pleased that the Leederville district would retain its policing services.
“A local policing presence is very important to the residents in Leederville,” Mr Hyde said.
“This new centre meets our election commitment to ensure ongoing local police presence in Leederville.”
Town of Vincent Mayor Nick Catania said that he was delighted that the centre was now open to service the community and visitors to the area.
“The Leederville area has seen a population increase and attracts many people to its dining and entertainment precincts,” Mr Catania said.
“The council has been seeking an increased police presence for a long time and we are delighted that the State Government has recognised the need.
“Together with our close working relationship with the WA Police through our various initiatives and events, this will be a boon for all.”
The Leederville Police Service Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm at 252 Oxford Street, Leederville.
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