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Inquiry into the methods employed by WA Police to evaluate performance


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:26 Nov 2014
Tabling date:24 Mar 2016
Date Ended:24 Mar 2016
Committee:Community Development and Justice Standing Committee (2013 - 2017)
House:Legislative Assembly
Media Statements: 11/26/2014
06/24/2015
06/25/2015
03/24/2016
Important Information:
Terms of Reference: The Committee met on 26 November 2014 and resolved to initiate an inquiry into the methods employed by WA Police to evaluate performance.

Focus Areas
  • The initial focus of the inquiry was on performance measures used by WA Police to determine the effectiveness of traffic law enforcement and road safety initiatives.
    The report of the findings was tabled on 25 June 2015.

  • The second focus area of the inquiry was: How WA Police evaluates whether it is providing adequate protection to the victims of family and domestic violence, with the following terms of reference:
    1. What audited and internal performance measures are in place and whether these are sufficient.
    2. Victims' perceptions of how police respond to family and domestic violence.
    3. How WA Police evaluates its training programs to ensure that officers have the skills and knowledge to deal effectively with family and domestic violence victims.
    4. How WA Police evaluates the effectiveness of the use of technology in countering family and domestic violence.
    A report of the findings was tabled on 22 October 2015.
  • The final focus area of this inquiry was how police evaluates its performance in regard to management of personnel, with the following terms of reference:
    1. How recruitment practices are managed, in particular in relation to developing ethnic and cultural diversity within the force.
    2. How training is managed, both for recruits and on an ongoing basis.
    3. How police misconduct is managed internally.
    4. How employment-acquired medical issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, are managed.
      The report of findings was tabled by 24 March 2016.

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
• Related Document: Answers to questions on notice regarding family and domestic violence prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
• Related Document: Corrections to/clarification of information provided during hearing with WA Police, March 3
• Related Document: Mr Gary Dreibergs APM (Acting Commissioner of Police) response to quetsions on notice arising from hearing on 9 September 2015
• Related Document: Mr Gary Dreibergs APM (Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Services) response to request for clarification of domestic violence policing issues
• Related Document: Mr Gary Dreibergs APM (Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Services) response to request for clarification of domestic violence policing issues, 30 September 2015
• Related Document: Ms Cheryl Gwilliam (Director General, Department of the Attorney General) - provision of Violence Restraining Order data
• Related Document: Ms Julie Jackson (Director, Family Law Division, Legal Aid WA) response to questions on notice arising from hearing 16 September 2015
• Related Document: Office of Road Safety - Answers to questions on notice
• Related Document: Related Documents
• Related Document: Response from Main Roads to questions on notice regarding roll-out of electronic school zone signs
• Related Document: Response from Minister for Health regarding PARTY program funding
• Related Document: Response from WA Police regarding request for information about drug driving charges
• Related Document: Response from WA Police to questions airising from visit to Police Operations Facility
• Related Document: Response from WA Police to questions on notice from 6 May 2015 hearing
• Related Document: Response to Questions on Notice from WA Police re on-the-spot fines
• Related Document: Response to questions taken on notice during hearing with WA Police, March 3
• Related Document: WA Police - Number of Police Orders issued from July 2015
• Related Document: WA Police response to Questions on Notice from hearing held on 15 February 2016
• Related Document: WA Police Union - Review of the South East Metropolitan District Trial (Frontline 2020 Reform)
• Related Document: WA Police Union - The impact of commuting, fatigue and workload on the safety of WA Police Officers
• Related Document: WA Police Union Board of Directors Meeting 13 May 2015 - Detective Position Vacancies
• Related Document: WA Police Union response to hearing questions
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
23 Feb 201510:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2 Office of Road SafetyMr Iain Cameron (Executive Director)
23 Feb 201511:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Road Safety CouncilProfessor Murray Lampard (Chair)
23 Feb 201512:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2RACMr Will Golsby (General Manager, Corporate Affairs) and Ms Anne Still (Senior Manager of Policy and Research)
25 Feb 201509:45 AMLegislative Assembly Meeting Room - Parliament House (South Entrance)Main RoadsMr Des Snook (Executive Director, Road Network Services, Main Roads Services Directorate)
25 Feb 201510:30 AMLegislative Assembly Meeting Room - Parliament House (South Entrance)WALGACr Geoff Amphlett (WALGA State Council, Road Safety Council Member) and Ms Terri-Anne Pettet (WALGA RoadWise Program Manager)
03 Mar 201511:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2WA PoliceMr Stephen Brown (Deputy Commissioner - Operations), Mr Anthony Kannis (Executive Director), Mr Nick Anticich (Assistant Commissioner Traffic and Emergency Response) and Mr Ian Clarke (Inspector, State Traffic Operations).
11 Mar 201510:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 4Royal Perth HospitalDr Sudhakar Rao (Director, State Trauma) and Ms Maxine Burrell (State Trauma Program Manager)
25 Mar 201510:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 4 (Video Conference)Monash University Accident Research CentreProfessor Max Cameron
06 May 201509:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1 (Video Conference)Ms Janet Evans (Intelligence Analyst and Researcher)
06 May 201510:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1WA Police & Office of the Auditor GeneralMr Anthony Kannis (Executive Director), Mr Les Bechelli (Acting Director, Business Planning and Finance), Mr Mark Stringer (Strategic Planning and Performance Analyst), Mr Vincent Turco (Senior Director Financial Audit) and Mr Don Cunninghame (Assistant Auditor General Financial Audit)
12 Aug 201509:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department for Child Protection and Family SupportMs Emma White (Director General) and Ms Kay Benham (Executive Director, Policy and Learning
12 Aug 201510:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Office of the Director of Public ProsecutionsMr Joseph McGrath (Director of Public Prosecutions), Ms Amanda Burrows (Senior State Prosecutor) and Ms Nari Vanderzanden (Legal Projects Officer)
19 Aug 201510:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Domestic Violence Services, Women's Health and Family Services/Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence ServicesMs Yolanda Strauss (Manager) and Ms Angela Hartwig (Chief Executive Officer)
19 Aug 201510:45 AMLegislative Assemlby Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services and Lucy Saw Centre/Patricia Giles CentreMs Anne Moore (Chair of Executive Committee/Chief Executive Officer) and Ms Kedy Kristal (Chief Executive Officer)
09 Sep 201510:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2WA PoliceMr Gary Dreibergs (Acting Commissioner), Mrs Michelle Fyfe (Acting Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Services), Mr Mark Stringer (Strategic Planning and Performance Analyst), Detective Inspector Sue Young (Sex Crime Division) and Commander Brad Sorrell (Metropolitan Regional Office)
16 Sep 201509:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Aboriginal Family Law ServicesMs Mariette Cowley (CEO) and Ms Andrea Smith (Principal Policy Officer)
16 Sep 201510:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Legal Aid Western AustraliaMs Julie Jackson (Director of Family Division)
16 Sep 201511:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2 Office of the Commissioner for Victims of CrimeMs Jennifer Hoffman (Commissioner for Victims of Crime) and Ms Sally Roworth (Senior Policy Officer)
18 Nov 201510:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1The Hollywood ClinicDr Mathew Samuel (Clinical Lead, PTSD Program) and Mr Douglas Brewer (Coordinator (Clinical) of Trauma Recovery)
18 Nov 201511:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Medically Retired Western Australian Police Officers Association Inc.)Mr David Bentley (President) and Mr Michael Thornbury
23 Nov 201502:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Edmund Rice Centre MirrabookaMs Christina Ward (Deputy Director)
23 Nov 201503:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Equal Opportunity CommissionMr Allan Macdonald (Acting Commissioner for Equal Opportunity)
25 Nov 201510:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1PeedacMr Michael Thorne (Manager, Indigenous Community Support Service)
15 Feb 201609:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1WA PoliceDr Karl O'Callaghan (Commissioner), Mr Anthony Kannis (Executive Director), Mr Craig Ward (Assistant Commissioner, Workforce), Ms Renae Lavell (Director, Human Resources) Mr Nick Anticich (Assistant Commissioner, Professional Standards)
17 Feb 201610:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2WA Police UnionMr George Tilbury (President), Mr Brandon Shortland (Senior Vice President) and Ms Jane Baker (Research Officer)
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Professor Murray Lampard (Chairman, Road Safety Council) on 23 Feb 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Iain Cameron (Executive Director, Office of Road Safety) on 23 Feb 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Will Golsby (General Manager, Corporate Affairs, RAC) and Ms Anne Still (Senior Manager, Policy and Research, RAC) on 23 Feb 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Desmond Snook (Executive Director, Road Network Services, Main Roads Western Australia) on 25 Feb 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Terri-Anne Pettet (RoadWise Program Manager, Western Australian Local Government Association; Deputy Member, Road Safety Council) and Mr Geoff Amphlett (Councillor, Western Australian Local Government Association; Member, Road Safety Council) on 25 Feb 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Nick Anticich (Assistant Commissioner, Traffic and Emergency Response, Western Australia Police), Mr Anthony Kannis (Executive Director, Western Australia Police), Mr Ian Clarke (Inspector, State Traffic Operations, Western Australia Police) and Mr Stephen Brown (Deputy Commissioner, Operations and Reform, Western Australia Police) on 3 Mar 2015
Evidence by.. Dr Sudhakar Rao, State Director of Trauma, Royal Perth Hospital and Mrs Maxine Burrell, State Trauma Program Manager, Royal Perth Hospital. on 11 Mar 2015
Evidence by.. Professor Max Cameron, Monash University Accident Research Centre on 25 Mar 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Don Cunninghame (Assistant Auditor General, Financial Audit, Office of the Auditor General), Mr Vince Turco (Senior Director, Financial Audit, Office of the Auditor General), Mr Mark Stringer (Strategic Planning and Performance Analyst, Western Australia Police), Mr Anthony Kannis (Executive Director, Western Australia Police) and Mr Leslie Bechelli (Acting Director, Business Strategy and Finance, Western Australia Police) on 6 May 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Janet Evans (Intelligence Analyst and Researcher) on 6 May 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Joseph McGrath, Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions; Ms Amanda Burrows, Senior Public Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions; Mrs Nari Vanderzanden, Instructing Officer, Legal Projects, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on 12 Aug 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Emma White, Director General, Department for Child Protection and Family Support; Ms Kay Benham, Executive Director, Policy and Learning, Department for Child Protection and Family Support on 12 Aug 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Yolanda Strauss (Manager, Domestic Violence Services, Women's Health and Family Services) on 19 Aug 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Angela Hartwig (CEO, Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services); Ms Kedy Kristal (CEO, Patricia Giles Centre); Ms Anne Moore (CEO, Domestic and Family Violence Services, The Lucy Saw Centre). on 19 Aug 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Gary Dreibergs (Acting Commissioner, WA Police), Mrs Michelle Fyfe (Acting Deputy Commissioner, WA Police), Ms Susan Young (Detective Inspector, WA Police), Mr Bradley Sorrell (Acting Commander, WA Police) and Mr Mark Stringer (Performance Anaylst, WA Police) on 9 Sep 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Jennifer Hoffman (Commissioner for Victims of Crime, Department of the Attorney General) and Ms Sally Roworth (Senior Policy Officer, Department of the Attorney General) on 16 Sep 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Mariette Cowley (Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Family Law Services) and Ms Andrea Smith (Strategy and Communications Manager, Aboriginal Family Law Services) on 16 Sep 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Julie Jackson (Director, Family Division, Legal Aid WA) on 16 Sep 2015
Evidence by.. Mr David Bentley (President, Medically Retired Western Australian Police Officers Association Inc.) and Mr Michael Thornbury (Medically Retired Western Australian Police Officers Association Inc.). on 18 Nov 2015
Evidence by.. Dr Mathew Samuel (Clinical Lead, PTSD Program, The Hollywood Clinic), Mr Douglas Brewer (Coordinator (Clinical) of Trauma Recovery, Growth Programs, The Hollywood Clinic) on 18 Nov 2015
Evidence by.. Ms Christina Ward (Deputy Director, Edmund Rice Centre) on 23 Nov 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Allan Macdonald (Acting Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Equal Opportunity Commission) on 23 Nov 2015
Evidence by.. Mr Michael Thorne (Indigenous Employment, PEEDAC Pty Ltd) on 25 Nov 2015
Evidence by..
Dr Karl O'Callaghan (Commissioner of Police, Western Australia Police), Mr Anthony Kannis (Executive Director, Western Australia Police), Mr Craig Ward (Assistant Commissioner, Workforce, Western Australia Police), Mr Nicholas Anticich (Assistant Commissioner, Professional Standards, Western Australia Police) and Ms Renae Lavell (Human Resources Director, Western Australia Police).

on 15 Feb 2016
Evidence by.. Mr George Tilbury (President, Western Australia Police Union of Workers), Mr Brandon Shortland (Senior Vice-President, Western Australia Police Union of Workers) and Mrs Jane Baker (Research Officer, Western Australia Police Union of Workers) on 17 Feb 2016