Did you know? As of the 1st December 2014, WA Police have introduced sweeping changes to the way services are delivered to the community using a new Community Policing model dubbed Frontline 2020.
The Midland area will benefit enormously from these changes. For example, since Dec 1st, resources to our local community have more than doubled from 60 to 130 officers. Each area now has a ‘Local Policing Team’ (LPTs) supported by centrally co-ordinated District Crime Centres.
One of the main changes that has really appealed to members of the community is that the new Local Police Teams are now regularly staffed by assigned officers who are designated as the local community police in your area. How cool is that!
Our local area of Guildford and surrounding suburbs is now looked after by ‘Midland LPT 3’ – Local Policing Team 3 led by Sgt David York and his regular team of officers. We really enjoyed meeting representative officers from all the local teams. Transition Town Guildford has attended 2 recent community policing forums now and both times, we loved the enthusiastic response from the community and from our newly designated local officers. It’s great to start to see familiar faces in uniform around the traps.
To find out about your Local Policing Team, click here: Find your Midland Area LPT
If you’d like to learn more about the new community policing model, click here for Frontline2020
And guess what else? They Tweet! The use of social media and other avenues of communication have been massively expanded to enhance keeping the community and the police well informed of what’s happening locally. Check it out on the links below.
Some important things haven’t changed:
- If you need immediate Police assistance, call 131 444
- In the event of an Emergency, call 000 (Save 000 for Emergencies)
- NEW – If you need to communicate with your local LPT about an ongoing matter that is not urgent, then one of the best ways to do so is email. For example, in Guildford, email: email@example.com Subject: Attention LPT 3
For more info, check out the following:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WA.Police
- Twitter: @MidlandPol
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.police.wa.gov.au/
- E newsletter: http://ewatch.com.au/