THE new 24-hour Mirrabooka police complex is now open with about 210 police officers and unsworn staff moving in by the end of the week.
The renovations of the existing station on Chesterfield Road began late last year, with officers and staff transferred to Morley police station until now.
Acting Inspector Andy Carson said the complex would house Mirrabooka station’s six local policing teams: West Metro Response South, Mirrabooka Detectives, North West Metro Engagement and Support, and North-West Metro Forensics.
Insp Carson said there would now be 35 detectives at the complex that would cover from Warwick to Cottesloe and Mirrabooka.
He said the station had always been a valued resource in the community and formed part of the Mirrabooka central business precinct.
“It shares its role with many other government and non-|government service industries to support a culturally diverse community and to respond to the policing needs of the wider community,” Insp Carson said.
“I am keen for the community to gain a greater confidence in engaging with local police and I see the renewed complex as being very much a part of that.”
Insp Carson said modern policing services were more mobile than ever and that the position of the complex itself did not affect the delivery of those services but provided access to a range of government services in close proximity servicing the needs of the community.
To encourage a positive relationship between police and community members, Insp Carson said the complex would hold a free open day on October 18.
“The aim is to showcase the renovated station, opening it to the community so they may experience for themselves a fully operational police station and the types of work officers and staff undertake,” he said.
“I am hoping they will see the commitment the WA Police has in providing quality policing services and appreciate the dedication and professionalism of the staff working for them.
“I think generally most |people are quite interested in policing so this is a great opportunity for mums and dads to bring the kids down to look through the building, speak with officers, climb into the cars, and if their lucky, try on a helmet and shield.”