Crime

Fresh start for Waroona Station

The new Waroona Police Station.

The new station. Photo: Kaylee Meerton.

Waroona police officers are settling into their new $2.5 million station after its official opening yesterday.

It was a slow 24 hours following the opening, with officers responding to just one noise complaint overnight.

The quiet night makes for a fresh start for the new regional station, after a busy Easter weekend that saw nine people arrested in relation to a single incident.

Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey assured locals the new station was equipped with the resources needed to protect the community.

The introduction of new technology now allows the Shire of Waroona’s closed circuit television to be  displayed in the station.

Officer-in-charge Sergeant Jeff Taylor said staff members were excited about the changes.

“The improvements will make for a much safer, more secure facility,” he said.

“It’s not just our police station, it’s the whole community’s – it’s an asset to our little town.”

Mrs Harvey joined WA police commissioner Karl O’Callaghan and shire representatives in Waroona yesterday to open the new facility.

“The station will not only comfortably accommodate the region’s current officers, it has been designed to cope with future growth in the area,” she said.

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