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Government initiative to crackdown on violence in schools

A new initiative between the Department of Education and the Western Australian Police Force will strengthen communication between the two agencies as staff respond to an increasing number of complex societal issues confronting Western Australian public schools.

For the first time, an Education Officer will be placed at the WA Police Force State Operations Command Centre, providing a link between schools and police to address issues including school-related violence and safety matters, and provide support in response to serious incidents.

Education Minister Sue Ellery spoke to Gareth Parker on the Morning Program.

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