Police getting back to basics

Image: File photo.
Image: File photo.

The model, announced last week, is expected to begin in November.

It relies on four key components, including a District Control Centre, response teams to react immediately, local police teams to do follow up work and investigation teams.

Ms Harvey said the model would include local police getting to know residents and the issues affecting communities.

The response, local police and investigation teams will be co-ordinated through the District Control Centre to improve service delivery.

The response teams will be dispatched to high priority tasks and local police teams will tackle the ongoing issues.

WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said the trial would be conducted in the South-East Metropolitan district, as it was the busiest of all districts.

The district accounts for about 25 per cent of all reported incidents in the metropolitan regions.

The enhanced co-ordination and separation of function will allow police to deploy in more effective teams, and to better use intelligence to proactively address emerging crime issues in the communities they police.