The WA Police Union says it has not had confirmation that all frontline police will get stab-proof ballistic vests despite the Police Minister telling parliament a roll out of the equipment would take place in stages.
Michelle Roberts told parliament the WA Police executive would determine the optimal rollout of vests in stages based on risk assessments and operational requirements.
She had earlier this month said police were properly equipped, proportionate to the current known terrorism threat level in the state.
“Cost is not the issue here. We will always put the safety of our officers first,” she said on Wednesday.
“Times have changed and the preparedness of police officers as frontline responders is critical.” Read more