- Police working hard to bring about positive change in the Kimberley
Police Minister Michelle Roberts has accompanied officers on a night patrol in Broome to see first-hand some of the challenges police face in the Kimberley town.
The Minister met with some of the officers stationed in Broome and was briefed by District Superintendent Allan Adams about some of the targeted approaches police were using to tackle crime and make the community safe.
Alcohol continues to be a factor in much of the crime committed in Broome, including an unacceptably high number of family and domestic violence incidents.
Local police are working closely with Kimberley Liquor Accords to employ strategies aimed at reducing the level of alcohol-related harm in the town.
During her visit, Mrs Roberts also visited Aboriginal communities on the Dampier Peninsula where she was briefed about police community relations, youth engagement programs and strategies to tackle family and domestic violence.
The Minister also visited the Broome PCYC to see first-hand some of the fantastic work being done to engage and support local youth.
Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:
"The police here in Broome do an excellent job and I want to congratulate them for their dedication and commitment.
"The McGowan Government is committed to community safety and will continue to support our hard working officers.
"Every community has challenges when it comes to crime and Broome is no different, but I got to see first-hand some of the good frontline police work targeting this anti-social behaviour.
"Reducing alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour is not something the State Government can tackle alone.
"Local government, community groups and business operators all need to work together with police if we are going to successfully tackle some of these problems.
"I was also delighted to spend time at the Broome PCYC where I spoke with the dedicated staff and met some of the young people who benefit from the programs."
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