Malaysian officers study WA police plan

Sac Dato Shamsiah Bt Mohd Shariff and other officers from the Royal Malaysia Police with Inspector Mark Ridley. Picture: David Baylis d426349
Sac Dato Shamsiah Bt Mohd Shariff and other officers from the Royal Malaysia Police with Inspector Mark Ridley. Picture: David Baylis d426349

The 12-day study tour by eight Royal Malaysia Police officers of key WA policing locations included only one metropolitan station ” Gosnells ” which was at the heart of the South East Metropolitan District that the Frontline method was trialled in before being expanded.

At Gosnells, the visitors discussed how the station dealt with tasks such as rostering, duty assignments, and managing vulnerable victims and witnesses.

Other stops included the South East Metropolitan District office in Cannington, Perth Airport, a Wheatbelt station, Joondalup Police Academy, Perth Watch House, the Maylands major incident centre and the police communications centre.

Spokeswoman Sac Dato Shamsiah Bt Mohd Shariff said the fellow officers she had brought with her had all won their places after a competition to prove they they were from Malaysia’s best-functioning stations.

‘This trip will provide our officers-in-charge with an opportunity to learn about best practices in community policing, as well as acknowledge and reward them for their performances,’ she said.

‘It will broaden their perspective’