There is a Field Officer are available for you, 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Normally Field Officers will advise you over the telephone, in more serious or complex matters we will make you an appointment to see a lawyer.
The Field Officers are usually the first point of contact with ALRM’s Criminal Section. If you charged with committing an offence with committing an offence by the police, you are within your rights to request a phone call to ALRM before any interview is conducted.
Field Officers can also help you to understand the criminal justice system processes; they can advise you of your rights and can also assist you by taking instructions/details for your lawyer who will represent you in Court.
Field Officers take information regarding charges and will follow up your questions. They can also help by giving you other information.
Field Officers also provide information to the Police about how they should deal with Aboriginal clients.
Our Field Officers are there to protect your rights and to ensure that Aboriginal people who are arrested are properly advised of their rights at the time of the arrest.
Contact a Field Officer on (08) 8113 3777 or Freecall 1800 643 222.
YOUR CALL IS IMPORTANT TO US.
ALRM is a not-for-profit & non-government organisation.
Aboriginal Field Officers are proud to be there to help Aboriginal people arrested in Police Cells/Lock-up and, also to answer general phone calls from our community.
BUT if there has been a lot of Police arrests, then our Field Officer mob cannot immediately answer general phone calls.
It may take our fellas time to answer those general phone calls as our Field Officer may be answering another call, helping someone who has been arrested, at a Police Station or sitting in on a Police interview.
We ask that you leave our fellas a message & we will get to you as soon as we can.