Officers on the move

Officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant David Hooper outside Morley police station, which is being closed for renovations. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d413270
Officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant David Hooper outside Morley police station, which is being closed for renovations. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d413270

Morley police station’s 30 staff members will be relocated to the Mirrabooka station during the renovations from Monday, February 3 until completion in December 2014.

Senior Sergeant Hooper said the renovations included an expansion of the station’s operational area by about 30 per cent, and improvements to the changeroom and toilets.

‘There will also be a refit of the existing infrastructure to improve security and operational capability,’ he said. ‘This will give greater flexibility and scope for officers to operate out of the station in the future, meeting changing needs or priorities in the community.’

Sen Sgt Hooper said the improvements were a positive move by WA Police, underlining its present and future commitment to quality service.

‘It is part of a larger plan that will roll out policing benefits to the community serviced by Bayswater police, Scarborough police and Mirrabooka police, which are the other stations that make up the West Metropolitan Police District,’ he said.

Sen Sgt Hooper assured residents policing in the Morley sub-district during the renovations would not be effected.

‘The community can expect continued quality services with local police still maintaining a full presence in the Morley sub-district and responding to calls for assistance,’ he said.

‘Anyone needing to attend a station front counter can attend Bayswater or Kiara police stations during normal business hours or Mirrabooka as the 24-hour complex.’