POLICE — GLOCK 22
616. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the
Minister for Police:
I refer to the introduction of the
.40 calibre Glock 22 side-arm use-of-force option for Western Australia Police
Force frontline officers.
When was the .40 calibre Glock 22
first introduced for frontline police officers and how many fatalities have
been linked to use of the Glock 22 as a force option?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by
the Minister for Police.
the Gallop Labor government, I moved swiftly to roll out the Glock 22
self-loading pistol, SLP .40 calibre, to our police officers, and this took place between 2002 and 2003. Prior to
this rollout, there was a 30-year replacement program in place that left
police officers using three different kinds of firearms. There have been nine
fatalities linked to the use of the Glock 22 by the Western Australia Police