Mandurah could’ve been described as the safest city in the country this week as it played host to the 2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services (APES) Games.
After seven days of competition, the Games came to an end at the closing ceremony in the Games village on Saturday night.
More than 3,400 competitors from Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Caledonia, New Zealand and China took part in 51 sports during the week.
WA Police deputy commissioner Stephen Brown presented St John Ambulance WA CEO Michelle Fyfe with the first place plaque for fastest times across all emergency services.
New Zealand came second with Victoria a close third
Western Australia Police also came first for fastest times for any police force with WA Police commissioner Chris Dawson receiving the trophy and raising it high to applauds from the crowd.
New Zealand claimed silver again and Victoria bronze.
- Thousands turnout to Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games opening ceremony | Photos
- Competitors hit the soccer pitch for day six of APES Games | Photos
- World ranked player stars on court for APES Games day five | Photos
- APES athletes strive for victory in AFL and netball on day four | Photos
Mr Brown said it was an amazing week had by all.
“Let’s have a round of applause for all those wonderful sports coordinators who put together 50 marvellous events for you and the 250 plus volunteers who dedicated their time day and night to give you one of the best sporting experiences you could wish for,” he said.
“The [sponsor] organisations contributed well in excess of $1 million of in-kind and cash sponsorship to these Games.
“This is the biggest crowd we’ve had in this venue and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone have a good time – let’s get this party started.”
WA Police commissioner Chris Dawson handed over the Games torch to New South Wales in preparation for the 2020 Wollongong APES Games before individual medals were awarded to gold, silver and bronze winners of each event to conclude the ceremony.