State Election: Opposition Leader Mark McGowan vows to make Ellenbrook, Armadale and Cockburn police stations open all day

State Election: Opposition Leader Mark McGowan vows to make Ellenbrook, Armadale and Cockburn police stations open all day

THE Opposition is focused on crime ahead of the Election

Opposition Leader Mark McGowan said a Labor Government would have police stations at Ellenbrook, Armadale and Cockburn operating 24 hours a day.

Forrestfield, Canning Vale and Belmont stations would also open until 7pm as part of a plan to enhance police presence and boost community safety.

Police Minister Liza Harvey said Mr McGowan was lying to the public when he said all Perth suburbs did not have police coverage 24 hours a day.

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“If community members are in trouble, they can call police and they will respond,” she said.

“Mark McGowan’s election commitment means less police officers will be responding to calls for assistance in Ellenbrook, Armadale, Cockburn, Canning Vale and Belmont.

“To keep the front counter open at these police stations means taking police off the road. This is a win for criminals in these suburbs.”

Mr McGowan said crime had spiralled out of control under the Liberal Government.