Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety

    Police Exhibition opens at Perth Royal Show

    23/09/2017 11:00 AM
    • Exhibit celebrates 100 years of women in policing 

    Police Minister Michelle Roberts is encouraging show-goers to get along to the Police Exhibition at this year's Perth Royal Show.


    This year's theme celebrates the important history of women in the WA Police Force.


    Visitors will be invited to take a step back in time to 1917 - the year when the two very first female police officers were appointed.


    Other activities and opportunities for visitors include:

    • A photo opportunity on a police motorbike and/or in a police car;
    • Daily Constable Care shows at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm; and a
    • Kids Zone colouring-in competition including daily prize packs to be won. 

    The WA Police Force has been involved in exhibiting at the Perth Royal Show since 1996.


    The exhibition aims to inform visitors of police programs and initiatives and promote the agency as an employer which offers rewarding career opportunities.


    Last year about 58,000 people attended the Police Exhibition across the eight days.


    The Police Exhibition will be open from 9am-7pm each day of the show.


    Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:


    "The Police Exhibition has long been a show favourite for people of all ages.


    "For our police, it's a fantastic opportunity to showcase the good work they do every day in the community.


    "For visitors, it's a great insight into the world of policing and a chance to meet and interact with our serving police officers.


    "In this the 100th year of women in policing, I want to pay tribute to and acknowledge the achievements of our female police officers and staff."


    Minister's office - 6552 6900