THE new $8 million Mundijong Police Station is officially operational.
The station accommodates up to 30 officers and up to 44 officers with minor modifications.
The new facility includes office and meeting areas, charge room and interview rooms for processing detainees, storage, staff amenities room, gymnasium and locker/shower facilities.
The building incorporates some significant sustainability initiatives, including a 30-kilowatt solar power system, an advanced solar hot water system and sensor controlled LED lighting throughout.
Mundijong police Senior Sergeant Darryl Brandis said down the track the number of officers would grow.
“We are now well and truly embedded in the new policing complex on Mundijong Road and as population grows and infrastructure develops in Byford, Wandi, Whitby we will continue to deliver quality policing outcomes,” he said.
Police Minister Liza Harvey said this particular station would allow major modifications to further increase officer capacity in the decades to come.
“This new station will cater for future policing needs, population growth, local land developments, increased tourism, high demand for police services by the general public and the ongoing police service to the expanding communities between Armadale and Mundijong,” she said.