Liberal pledge to almost double the number of police in Mandurah

Dawesville MLA Kim Hames, Police Minister Liza Harvey and Liberal candidate for Dawesville Zak Kirkup.
Dawesville MLA Kim Hames, Police Minister Liza Harvey and Liberal candidate for Dawesville Zak Kirkup.

THE police presence in Mandurah could rise from 120 to 220 officers over two years if the State Government is re-elected.

Police Minister Lisa Harvey said in Mandurah today that a Liberal Government would spend $5 million on major upgrades to Mandurah Police Station.

She said the investment would provide the station with the latest equipment and resources to ensure officers were fully supported in driving down crime and anti-social behaviour.

Dawesville Liberal candidate Zak Kirkup said it was clear at his many meetings with residents that they wanted to ensure WA Police continued to be resourced at the levels achieved by the State Government.

The Mandurah Police Station project would include upgrades to office and meeting areas, charge and interview rooms for processing detainees, storage, a staff amenities room, gymnasium and locker facilities.