Department of the Legislative Assembly

Docker River police presence

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9th Assembly



12/12/2003

76. Docker River police presence

Mr Elferink to MINISTER for Police, Fire and Emergency Services


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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

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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.
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