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?
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.