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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

WA's newest police station opens in remote Indigenous community of Looma

Date posted: 14 May 2012

Western Australia's newest police station was officially opened on May 10, 2012, in Looma, Western Australia (WA).

The Police Minister and Police Commissioner opened the station, which is located in a remote Indigenous Kimberley community. The station was the last of 11 stations to open in the Kimberley region of WA, all of which were commissioned as a result of the 2002 Gordon inquiry into domestic violence and child neglect (Putting the picture together: inquiry into response by government agencies to complaints of family violence and child abuse in Aboriginal communities).

The officer in charge, Senior Sergeant Kevin Hall, says police are now closer to the action.

'In relation to attending jobs in the past, it [the community of Looma] was serviced by Derby and Fitzroy Crossing and we can now respond in a matter of minutes rather than a matter of hours.'

Source: ABC Online Indigenous


Last updated: 14 May 2012
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