Kalgoorlie Cops vs Kalgoorlie mayor

Opinions are divided on whether new factual series Kalgoorlie Cops stereotypes the good folk of the WA town.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor Ron Yuryevich is again quoted in media articles today with uncomplimentary remarks about new factual series Kalgoorlie Cops, which airs on the C&I channel.

Prior to the series launch he expressed concerns over the way it might depict the town.

The show has proven popular with viewers, but not with Yuryevich, who tells the ABC:

“The council and myself have been trying to change the wild west name tag Kalgoorlie has been given for 20 years,” he said.

“We want to portray Kalgoorlie-Boulder as a great place to come and see, not as murder and mayhem, as they are proposing.”

But Kalgoorlie Inspector Darren Seivwright (pictured), who appears in the series produced by Eyeworks Australia, was more upbeat about the show.

“(It) was just a snapshot of what occurs in Kalgoorlie almost every night, particularly on the weekend nights when there are lots of people out,” he said.

“If people find that image disturbing and then want to change that image and change that culture, then we think that’s going to have a positive impact as well.”

It airs Thursday nights on Crime and Investigation.

2 Responses

  1. yes get over it Ron people know that it is the minority that cause the trouble in kalgoorlie and not the majority just like people know that it is the minorty that cause the problems in any place that the force or any other police factuals cover not the majority and also it would probaly boost toursiem not decrease it so get over it buddy

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