Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Docker River police presence

9th Assembly


76. Docker River police presence

Mr Elferink to MINISTER for Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Recent events in Docker River have highlighted the need for an increased police presence in the area. As the decision to allow Western Australia to have the Police Centre - –

What steps are you going to take to ensure that there is a sufficient police presence in Docker River.

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Answered on 05/02/2004

At a meeting on 12 November 2003 between Police and Kaltukatjara Council representatives, a commitment was made for the following to occur in the immediate future:

- A two-member patrol from Yulara (or Alice Springs if Yulara were unable to attend) would travel to the community every fortnight;
- On a monthly basis, the patrol would stay overnight at Kaltukatjara; and
- The policy of attending to urgent jobs at Kaltukatjara by Yulara police would continue.

In the longer term, a commitment was made to explore the recruitment and location of two Aboriginal Community Police Officers at Kaltukatjara.
Last updated: 04 Aug 2016