State Crime Assistant Commissioner Brad Royce said a minimum of 200 police officers from several units would be on duty at any given time throughout the day to escort the procession and police bars, pubs and clubhouses.


“Whenever you bring a large number of people that live in a life of violence together we always have concerns but we have a significant number of officers on the ground and on other locations and we think we’ve got this one sorted,” he said.

“I would suggest to people, while you’ll be very safe, there’ll be police everywhere, if you do have to get around town tomorrow perhaps avoid those areas if you can.”

Mr Royce said police expected a number of bikie associates from interstate to travel to WA ahead of the funeral – none of whom would be coming from NSW.

Mr Martin, 51, was fatally shot by a suspected sniper while watching the Outlaw Nitro Challenge at Perth Motorplex with his wife and stepdaughter about 8.40pm on December 12.

The partner of Mr Martin’s stepdaughter, former Bandidos bikie Ricky Chapman, was also was hit in the arm by the bullet. A five-year-old who was sitting on Mr Martin’s wife’s lap was also injured but did not need medical attention.

The killing sparked a massive police effort to locate the sniper, who is believed to have used a high-powered rifle, with more than 100 officers assigned to Taskforce Ravello.

Several bikie headquarters have since been raided by police.

“We are continuing to execute search warrants, we are continuing to operate on mass where bikies are forming up and there’s been a number of charges and arrests over the last week,” Mr Royce said.

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