Police Minister Bob Wiese today announced the appointment of the new chairperson to the Minister's Council on Aboriginal, Police and Community Relations.
Mr Wiese said he was pleased with the Cabinet decision to appoint Mrs Pamela Walsh JP to the position for a period of 12 months.
The role of the council was to advise the Minister and the Commissioner of Police on the most effective measures for improving relations between Aboriginal people, members of the Western Australian Police Service and the general community.
"Mrs Walsh brings a wide range of experience to the position and I am confident she will make a major impact on promoting mutual understanding and respect between police, Aboriginal people and the community," Mr Wiese said.
"Through her previous work with Aboriginal communities throughout the Pilbara region, Mrs Walsh has a proven track record in community liaison and cross-cultural communication.
"It is these skills, her enthusiasm and dedication towards enhancing community relations, that make her well-suited to handle the position."
Mr Wiese said membership of the new council was in the process of being finalised and an announcement was expected to be made within two weeks.
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