Media Releases

WA Government support keeps PCYC programs running

09 August 2023

The Cook Labor Government has ensured Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) can continue to deliver the safeSPACE program - a vital early intervention initiative which supports Western Australian youth.

Success for WA's ground-breaking rehab prison

07 August 2023

Australia's first Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment prison for women has celebrated five years of operation, with figures demonstrating a low level of re-offending among participants.

'Forgotten War' no more - Korean War memorial unveiled

27 July 2023

Perth's new Korean War Memorial was officially opened today - exactly 70 years since the armistice agreement which ended the Korean War was signed.

Police Air Wing bolstered by arrival of new world-class helicopter

26 July 2023

A new era of aeronautical law enforcement has taken off following the arrival of the State's first five-blade Airbus H145 helicopter.

Prohibited very high-powered firearms buyback success

07 July 2023

Hundreds of very high-powered firearms have been removed from the Western Australian community, following a successful State Government funded buyback initiative.

WA Police Academy doubles recruit numbers

03 July 2023

The Western Australia Police Academy is doubling the number of cadet courses it runs, dramatically increasing how many new officers are entering the force.

Plan in place to improve safety and welfare at Banksia Hill

22 June 2023

The Cook Labor Government has announced a range of measures to enhance safety and welfare at Banksia Hill Detention Centre. This includes a review of infrastructure needs in Western Australia's youth justice system and measures to increase staffing.

Defence industry internship and graduate scholarships open

21 June 2023

Applications are open for the State Government's new Defence Industry Internship and Graduate Scholarships program - designed to boost the uptake of interns and graduates in Western Australia's priority defence industry.

Corrective Services leaders receive King's Birthday honours

11 June 2023

Six senior leaders within Western Australia's prison system have been awarded the prestigious Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) in the King's Birthday 2023 Honours List.

Design and location of new Baldivis Police Station unveiled

31 May 2023

The Western Australian Police Force is set to benefit from a new purpose-built facility after the State Government confirmed the location of the Baldivis Police Station.