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Question Without Notice No. 1122 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 November 2018 by Hon Peter Collier

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

Answered on

ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCTS — ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ACTION PLANS

1122. Hon PETER COLLIER to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the entertainment precincts of Scarborough, Hillarys, Mandurah and Northbridge.

(1) How many additional officers have been allocated to each precinct to assist throughout the busy summer period?

(2) How many additional overtime hours have been authorised to each precinct to assist with the busy summer period?

(3) Will there be a targeted antisocial behaviour action plan for this summer, similar to Operation Sea Hawk, Operation Celsius and Operation Salman, which were run in 2015, 2016 and 2017; and, if not, why not?

(4) If yes to (3), how much has been allocated and on what date will the plan commence?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable Leader of the Opposition for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Police. The Western Australia Police Force has advised the following.

(1) The metropolitan restructure in July 2018 provided staff levels at these police stations to enable officers in charge to roster, manage the response to crime and undertake local operations on a needs basis. Three regional operations groups are available for additional support of local district operations if required. The Commissioner of Police reviews district staffing regularly.

(2) OICs manage their overtime budget to meet demand, including times of increased demand due to periods of increased activity.

(3) OICs in the Mandurah, Hillarys, and Scarborough precincts will conduct targeted antisocial behaviour action plans for this summer. In Northbridge they will continue standard policing practices for highly active Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer. Police are focused on antisocial behaviour, assaults and robberies. In the Mandurah, Hillarys, Scarborough and Perth precincts, the OICs will conduct operations as deemed necessary to target antisocial behaviour during summer and over the Christmas and New Year period.

(4) Refer to (3).