Police callouts to 51 Knight st, Withers WA

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Anonymous Pseudonym

Dear Western Australia Police,

I would like details and dates of police attendance at 51 Knight st, Withers WA from 26/11/2018 until 21/01/2019

Yours faithfully,


Freedom Of Information SMAIL, Western Australia Police

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Good morning,

Thank you for your email received on 21 January 2019 requesting access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the FOI Act).

Your application is currently invalid under section 12 of the FOI Act, as you have not provided an address in Australia to which correspondence can be sent.

In addition, initial determination is that this request would be best suited as a non-personal application, and as such, a legislated $30.00 fee is required.

Furthermore, no identifying details have been provided and we are unable to ascertain the identity of the applicant, and therefore unable to ascertain the eligibility for information release. This is in accordance with Section 29(a) of the FOI Act. The application also requires a copy of photo ID, or if the application is being made on behalf of another person, their signed consent.

We kindly advise that applications are best made directly to the agency through the WA Police website, please see here: https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Police-Dire....

You will also find a downloadable version attached to this email, which can be posted to our office at: Locked Bag 20, Perth Business Centre WA 6849.

Alternatively, you can attend your local police station with the completed application form, your photo ID and form of payment, who will then forward your application to our office.

Kind regards,

Kristy Rakitich | 88443 | Admin Assistant
Freedom of Information | Western Australia Police Force
Locked Bag 20, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
T: (08) 6229 5910
E: [Western Australia Police request email]

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