Expansion of Police Service at Clarkson

24 October 2012

Police Minister Liza Harvey has welcomed WA Police’s decision to expand its Clarkson station by providing 13 detectives as well as extending the building to accommodate the officers.

Mrs Harvey said large population growth in the North West Metropolitan Policing District was placing pressure on the area and the decision to relocate the officers was a prompt response to this situation.

“There has been a significant rise in population in the Clarkson sub-district, from 35,502 residents in 2006 to 51,929 - a 46 per cent increase,” she said.

“This is a very high growth rate and has resulted in community concerns about crime in the area.”

The Minister said construction of an in-situ building extension was being undertaken to the existing building at a total cost of $604,000, which would be funded from within the WA Police capital works budget.

She said the building extension was expected to be completed by August next year.

Mrs Harvey said a number of operational strategies had already been implemented by police, pending completion of the building extension.

These included local police making significant inroads into the areas of burglary, motor vehicle thefts and robberies; and working closely with local schools to address issues relating to juvenile offending.