John Kobelke

John Kobelke

Minister for Police and Emergency Services; Community Safety; Water Resources; Sport and Recreation

    Broome police complex opens

    30/07/2008 12:00 AM

    The first stage of a $13million state-of-the-art Broome Police Complex was officially opened today.


    Police Minister John Kobelke said the station would meet the demands of Broome as population, business and tourism continues to grow.


    “The new complex is part of a wider plan to boost police services and resources across the State,” Mr Kobelke said.


    “Labor has delivered 600 extra police officers on to our streets since coming to government in 2001.


    “We have also committed more than $74million in this year’s Budget to new capital works, like police stations.


    “People here in Broome know our officers provide a first-rate service.  Police have had to operate in difficult and dangerous circumstances, including cyclones and mob violence, as well as dealing with the many problems we face in modern-day society.


    “The new station at Broome will give those officers the ability to continue delivering a high standard police service under one roof.”


    The Minister toured the station and spoke with the officer in charge, Police Senior Sergeant Rob Neesham and some of the team of 57 officers stationed in Broome.


    The station is part of a two-stage building program at Broome.  The second stage incorporates a new Kimberley District Office and is planned for completion in December this year.


    Minister's office - 9222 9211