In Law & Order

Western Australia Minister for Police Michelle Roberts

Taking The Western Australia Police Force Into The Modern Age

Victor P Taffa

  • $39 Million contract awarded to NEC to upgrade Western Australia Police Force digital infrastructure
  • 200 Western Australia Police sites to be enabled with high bandwidth network connectivity
  • More reliable and secure communications network for every Western Australia Police officer

Minister for Police Michelle Roberts has announced a $39 Million deal with NEC Australia to upgrade the digital infrastructure at Western Australia Police stations around the State.

“This critical work will form the backbone for the future modernisation of the Western Australia Police Force.” Minister for Police Michelle Roberts said.

“It will directly support frontline operations, by enabling greater bandwidth and data exchange for our digital Policing initiatives.”

Improved infrastructure will form the backbone for the digital transformation of the Western Australia Police Force.

Work will result in a doubling of the bandwidth to Police stations and other Western Australia Police Force sites around the State.

This will enable greater data exchange, and with the introduction of body worn cameras, directly support frontline operations.

Importantly, the network will be enabled with end to end encryption to ensure absolute protection for sensitive Police communications and greater resilience against cyber security attacks.

Over the next 12 months 200 Police sites across 2.5 Million sqkm of Western Australia will be enabled with high bandwidth.

As part of the works, a state of the art ‘GovNext-ICT’ hosted Cisco IP Telephony Service will be deployed State-wide to all Western Australia Police Force locations.


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