Record police funding

The WA Police budget has increased by $78.6 million this year to total $1.2 billion, in the 2012/13 state budget.  The budget provides the largest increase seen by police.

The funding will be aimed at increasing police numbers and upgrading stations.  State police numbers will be increased with 100 extra police officers, 30 auxiliary officers and 30 support staff.

Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8469252