Police complex open in Mirrabooka

Acting Inspector Andy Carson at the refurbished |Mirrabooka Police Complex. Picture: David Baylis                d444140
Acting Inspector Andy Carson at the refurbished |Mirrabooka Police Complex. Picture: David Baylis               d444140

THE new 24-hour Mirrabooka police complex is now open, with about 210 police officers and staff to move in by the end of the week.

Renovations to the station on Chesterfield Road began late last year, with officers and staff transferred to Morley police station.

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 the 35 detectives at the complex would cover an area 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 going forward.”

Insp Carson said modern policing was very mobile, but the location of the complex gave the community access to a range of government services in close proximity.

Police are holding a free open day at the complex 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 on a daily basis,” he said.