In celebration of the upcoming NAIDOC Week, Esperance Police will don official shirts featuring artwork by local indigenous artists.
The aim of the project is to help strengthen the relationship between WA Police and the indigenous community by showing respect and acknowledging the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA.
The shirt pictured features a painting by artist Katie Ward, which depicts the landscape and lakes of Wirrwul (Lake Blair), about 100 kilometres out of Patjarr, near the Gibson Desert Nature Reserve.
Esperance Police senior sergeant Richard Moore said officers would seen be wearing the shirts over the coming weeks.
“This is a wonderful opportunity and proud occasion to wear shirts depicted by a Goldfields-Esperance artist,” he said.
“Esperance Police have been issued the shirts and you will see local police officers wearing them whilst on duty over the coming weeks.”
NAIDOC Week runs from June 2 to 9 across Australia.