How many police are in Western Australia?

How many police are in Western Australia?

6,768 police officers
As of 2019, some 6,768 police officers were employed, including auxiliary officers and Aboriginal liaison officers; together with about 2180 police staff.

Can you record police in Western Australia?

Yes. Everywhere in Australia, the law says you can record in public, even if the police tell you to stop but you need to be aware of your legal obligations. Even though a person may be in a public place, they may be engaged in a private activity or conversation.

Do you have to give your name to police in Western Australia?

It is a requirement to give police your personal details when asked, and it is an offence not to do so. Your personal details include your full name, date of birth, current address and the address you usually live. If police believe your details are false, you can be requested to produce evidence of your identity.

How much do WA police get paid?

At the WA Police Force we’re all about looking after our number 1 resource – you!…A long, rewarding career.

Senior Constable (9 yrs +) $94,882
Training wages $56,884
Full wages $66,075 -$89,916

Is WA police a corporation?

For more information, click help….Current details for ABN 91 724 684 688. 23.

ABN status: Active from 01 Nov 1999
Entity type: State Government Entity
Goods & Services Tax (GST): Registered from 01 Jul 2000
Main business location: WA 6004

Can police tell you to stop recording?

Uniformed officers may legitimately order citizens to cease recording if the recording is interfering with or obstructing their law enforcement duties.

What to do when the police want to talk to you?

Talk to a lawyer first. And if a police officer contacts you because they “want to talk” it’s best to go to the meeting with a lawyer. Alternatively, a lawyer may be able to help you prepare a written statement and avoid a situation where you inadvertently say something that leads to you being charged with a crime.

Does Australia have Miranda rights?

As a general rule, there are no “Miranda” rights in Australia. However, there is an obligation on police to caution a person that their statements may be used in evidence. A slight variation in the accepted wording of this caution would probably not be fatal to the later use of any evidence in a trial.