Trial to boost efficiency

The trial is set for November and will involve a District Control Centre, response teams plus local police and investigation teams.

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

The response, local police and investigation teams will be co-ordinated via the DCC to improve service delivery.

The response teams will be dispatched to high priority tasks and local police teams will tackle 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 more efficiently use intelligence to address crime issues in the local communities that they patrol.