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Question On Notice No. 2661 asked in the Legislative Council on 31 October 2019 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Police
Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the Western Australian Police Force at 1 July 2015, 2016 and 2017, and I ask:
(a) for each regional Police district, what was the authorised strength expressed as FTE positions at each of those dates; and
(b) for each regional Police district, what was the actual number of police officers employed expressed at FTE positions at each of those dates?

Answered on 4 December 2019

The Western Australian Police Force advise:

 

As at 30 June 2015

As at 30 June 2016

As at 30 June 2017

District

Authorised

Actual

Authorised

Actual

Authorised

Actual

Goldfields Esperance

222.0

217.18

223.0

211.28

228.0

207.44

Great Southern

188.0

181.74

188.0

178.32

193.0

182.38

Kimberley

176.0

174.62

196.0

191.22

208.0

196.03

Midwest Gascoyne

209.0

197.94

224.0

205.73

248.0

228.43

Pilbara

198.0

193.42

198.0

188.74

220.0

208.30

South West

227.0

220.58

227.0

212.69

269.0

240.68

Wheatbelt

157.0

149.97

157.0

144.68

164.0

149.56

Total

1 377.0

1 335.45

1 413

1 332.66

1 530

1 412.82

 

The total authorised strength for Regional Districts on 30 June 2019 was 1543. This compares to an authorised strength on 30 June 2016 of 1413 – an increase of 130. The total actual strength for Regional Districts on 30 June 2019 was 1446.8. This compares to an actual strength on 30 June 2016 of 1332.66 – an increase of 114.14.

Vacancies in Police Districts can change daily and reflect natural attrition, leave without pay and transfers in and out of Regional WA. Reports for 30 June each year have been provided as this is the WA Police Force’s usual reporting cycle.