WA Police rapid response teams for the northern suburbs, which are deployed to trouble spots, with a particular focus on volume crime, are moving into a new $2.2 million Neerabup station.
Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey said the Neerabup station would accommodate the northern regional operations group, which had previously operated out of Curtin House in Northbridge.
“The new location means these rapid response teams are now located in the heart of the areas they patrol,” she said.
“Curtin House was no longer the best location for the northern regional operations teams to efficiently manage workloads and resources to service Perth’s northern corridor.
“This is in line with Liberal National Government’s commitment to have more police out responding to crime in the community, rather than sitting in stations or behind desks.”
Mrs Harvey said the Neerabup facility had the capacity to accommodate 100 officers and had space for dozens of vehicles and equipment for police to rapidly respond where needed.
“This new police facility is part of a wider $116 million government commitment to rebuild or refurbish police stations across the state.
“These new stations are essential for police to have the best facilities to do their jobs, as well as accommodate the extra 1050 police and auxiliary officers the government will have recruited between 2008 and 2017.”
Ms Harvey said the government was dedicated to making communities safer through tough laws and giving police the resources they needed to combat crime and antisocial behaviour.