ELLENBROOK Police Station will open 24 hours a day, seven days a week as of July 24, after Police Minister Michelle Roberts made the announcement today in the local area.
The decision to change the operation hours of the police station comes after significant community pressure and a key election promise made by the Labor Party before winning the State Election in March.
Mrs Roberts made the announcement at the Ellenbrook Police Station open day and said the expanded service would ensure the community had access to police around-the-clock.
“For the past eight years, Ellenbrook has been left behind and endured a litany of broken promises,” she said.
“Ellenbrook is part of one of the fastest growing urban corridors in Australia, so it makes sense to invest in quality local services.
“Today, I am pleased to announce that the Ellenbrook Police Station will be open for 24 hours per day, seven days per week from July 24, 2017.”
Ms Roberts thanked recently-elected Swan Hills member Jessica Shaw on her work to secure the 24-7 station.
“Having access to police is a service enjoyed by many inner-city communities,” she said.
“This new initiative will ensure that the people of Ellenbrook enjoy the same level of service.”
Ms Shaw said Labor was committed to delivering on its election promises.
“Crime and community safety concerns were issues I heard again and again during the election,” she said.