SENDING police to where they are actually needed is the reason for 21 fulltime officers being deployed to Rockingham Police.
The officers will join the Rockingham Response Team on July 24 to help local police give a timely and more effective 24/7 response to calls for help from the public.
Premier and Rockingham MLA Mark McGowan said the extra officers would also help with out-of-control gatherings and major incidents.
“I’m really happy to support this initiative,” he said.
“It’s about putting officers where the demand is.”
“Western Australia’s crime statistics have surged to unprecedented levels in recent years with 2015-16 the worst on record under the Liberal-National government.”
“We’ve always been committed to making sure people feel safe in their own homes and communities.
“This means a more visible presence of police in Rockingham that will help reduce crime rates.”
The Premier toured the South East Metro Response Team at its McNicholl Street building with senior police after making the announcement there last Friday.