$3 million Yanchep Police Station upgrade complete

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Yanchep Police Station launch

Yanchep Officer in Charge Sergeant Chris Wride, Police Minister the Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA, the Hon. John Quigley MLA Member for Butler, Senior Sergeant Ben Huggett, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and Acting Deputy Commissioner Paul Steel tour the station. Photo courtesy: Martin Kennealey (North Coast Times).

The Yanchep Police Station upgrade is now complete after phase two of the $3 million project.

Phase one was finished in November 2017 and delivered a larger gym, an expanded open plan general office, additional end-of-trip facilities and a secure station car park.

Phase two of the station upgrade included the addition of a new detainee holding room, a larger video interview room, a dedicated operations room, a new CCTV system and extra storage for records and property.

Minister for Police; Road Safety, The Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA and Acting Deputy Commissioner (Operations) Paul Steel visited the station on 29 May to formally acknowledge the work’s completion and announce the increase of officer numbers stationed at Yanchep.

As part of the Metropolitan Operational Restructure, from 16 July the total number of staff based at the station will rise from 8 to 15.

The enhanced station was built with the future in mind, designed with additional capacity to meet the demands of a growing population in the area.

Yanchep is currently responsible for the suburbs of Two Rocks, Yanchep, Carabooda, Eglinton and Alkimos. Under the restructure, the sub-district will also include Nowergup.