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Question Without Notice No. 757 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 September 2018 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 11 September 2018

POLICE STATIONS — FRONT COUNTER CONTACTS

757. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the statement by the Western Australian Police Union president, Mr George Tilbury, concerning the WA Labor Party's fake 24-hour police stations, stating, and I quote, ''how ridiculous the front counter policy was.'' In the last six months, how many people have attended the Armadale, Cockburn and Ellenbrook Police Stations after traditional operating hours and submitted an incident report?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Police.

The Western Australia Police Force advises that it does not routinely or centrally record front counter contacts; however, assessments are occasionally conducted by police stations. The Minister for Police has, however, been advised by the WA Police Force that between July 2017 and April 2018, Armadale Police Station handled 3 000 inquiries outside of business hours, with most inquiries being between 5.00 pm and 8.00 pm, and 280 inquiries were received between midnight and 8.00 am.