The final episode of Untold Australia “Behind the Blue Line” tonight looks at the Multicultural Unit working for WA Police in Mirrabooka.
Told through the experiences of its frontline cops and the specialised Multicultural Unit, this documentary explores how they police Mirrabooka, a community home to 70% of Perth’s new migrants, 62 different nationalities – a community that speaks over 100 different languages. The delicate and serious issues the officers encounter over a 10-hour shift are astounding. How do you navigate so many complexities, enforce the law, break down cultural barriers, start to build trust, and deal with obscure conundrums like finding a marijuana-laden skip bin in a carpark?
8:30pm Wednesday on SBS.