A scheme for medically retired WA Police Officers
The Western Australian Government set up the medically retired Police Redress scheme, because it believed the treatment of former police officers who were medically retired under Section 8 of the Police Act 1892 for a work-related illness or injury was unpleasant and undignified.
The purpose of the scheme was to acknowledge their separation from the agency under section 8 should have been done better and to show them the dignity and respect they deserve. The scheme was not about compensation for loss of income or their injury. This would hopefully go some way towards making amends for the way this group of officers were treated when they left the service.
7 February 2020 Update
The Acceptance of Offer period has closed and almost all Redress payments have been made.
The Independent Assessment Panel will be considering the requests for review over the next month or so.
Applicants must meet all the five eligibility criteria:
Applications have closed