Station to lose its detectives

Earlier this month, the Times revealed plans to absorb the unit of 16 detectives and investigators into a district investigation team by December as part of a broader move to a new policing model.

Speaking on June 17, Mr Quigley said it was disgraceful to move the detectives, who covered the Clarkson and Yanchep sub-districts, to a station closer to Perth city than Yanchep and Two Rocks.

‘It is also disgraceful that WA Police spent $600,000 of taxpayers’ money to build the asset to house these police in and had them there for only 30 weeks before it announced it was pulling them out again,’ he said.

Mr Quigley said his electorate needed more police resources, and officers on patrol.

‘I am not suggesting 50 officers ” rather, I demand that the Government reassign 12 police to Clarkson Police Station,’ he said.

‘An extra 12 uniformed officers moving around my electorate in marked police cars is nothing less than what the taxpayers of Butler deserve.’

Mr Quigley told the Times the station had the capacity to handle extra officers due to the extension.

‘If they are pulling the detectives out, they have got to put uniforms there,’ he said.

Formed in 2012 following community calls for better policing, the Clarkson Detectives unit worked from Joondalup during construction of a $600,000 extension to Clarkson Police Station, which it moved into late last year.