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Gold Stealing Detection Unit

About the Gold Stealing Detection Unit's (GSDU) services

The GSDU provides a dedicated specialist investigative service to the gold industry in Western Australia. The unit investigates offences related to the theft of gold and gold mining equipment throughout WA and other states, when necessary.

With frequent patrols, the GSDU also provides the only regular policing service to many isolated gold mining operations.

As a recognised authority on both gold theft and the security of gold, the GSDU provides advice and training to national and international law enforcement agencies and gold producers.

The functions of the GSDU are:

  • Security Services - providing clearances, mine site visitations, education, inspections, security advice, training and security reviews aimed at the prevention of gold theft; and
  • Investigations - response and investigation aimed at the detection, apprehension and prosecution of offenders involved in gold theft.  

Report suspicious activity

Anyone can report any suspicious activity or information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or call the GSDU on (08) 9091 5222.


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