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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 394 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 May 2020 by Hon Colin Tincknell

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

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394. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

(1) Can the minister please advise how many approved full-time equivalent police officers are currently employed by the Western Australia Police Force?

(2) How many full-time equivalent officers were employed by WA police on 30 June in each of the following years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019?


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

Since March 2017, the McGowan government has funded the Western Australia Police Force to increase authorised strength by 298 full-time equivalent police officers.

(1) Western Australia Police Force advises its current FTE is 6 479.19.

(2) As at 30 June 2015 its FTE was 5 971.43; in 2016 it was 6 219.47; in 2017, 6 283.81; in 2018, 6 328.27; and in 2019, 6 287.41.