Minister For Police (Western Australia)
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Minister For Police Western Australia
Minister for Police is a position in the government of Western Australia, currently held by Michelle Roberts of the Australian Labor Party. The position was first created in 1919, in the first ministry formed by James Mitchell, and has existed in almost every government since. The current minister is primarily responsible for the Western Australia Police, although past ministers held responsibilities now assigned to the Minister for Emergency Services and the Minister for Road Safety.
Between 2003 and 2008 (in the Labor governments of Geoff Gallop and Alan Carpenter) there was a separate minister titled Minister for Community Safety.
List of police ministers
- 25 June 1919 - 5 June 1975: Minister for Police
- 5 June 1975 - 25 January 1982: Minister for Police and Traffic
- 25 January 1982 - 25 February 1983: Minister for Police
- 25 February 1983 - 19 February 1990: Minister for Police and Emergency Services
- 19 February 1990 - 1 July 2001: Minister for Police
- 1 July 2001 - 23 September 2008: Minister for Police and Emergency Services
- 23 September 2008 - present: Minister for Police