Police station remains in limbo

The unmanned Kalangadoo police station has not been officially shut down.

It has not been staffed for more than four years but Police Minister Joe Szakacs has recently told State Parliament the John Street premises are classified as vacant/inactive.

“SAPOL currently has 128 police stations in total across a state-wide portfolio,” Minister Szakacs said.

“Some 121 police stations are occupied and active. Seven regional stations are vacant and/or inactive.

“They are satellite police stations that have been closed for a considerable period of time: Coffin Bay, Cockburn, Kalangadoo, Mannahill, Minnipa, Andamooka and Wirrulla.

“These vacancies have been used to offset positions in other regional locations.”

Minister Szakacs was replying to questions posed by Shadow Police Minister Tim Whetstone.

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