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Policemen face tracking charges
Accused: Two police officers are accused of installing a tracking device in a car. Picture: The West Australian

Two senior WA police officers have appeared in court charged with illegally using a tracking device to monitor one of their girlfriends.

The men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, intend to plead not guilty to the charges, which include unlawfully installing a tracking device, unlawfully using a tracking device and possessing a surveillance device knowing it was intended to be installed contrary to the Surveillance Devices Act.

The Corruption and Crime Commission charged them after an investigation earlier this year. The offences allegedly occurred in 2012.

The CCC will allege they installed a GPS tracking device on a car belonging to the partner of one of them to monitor her movements while the officers were on holidays in the Kimberley.

Data was allegedly used to generate a report showing locations she visited over 16 days.

One officer is charged with five offences, the other will face two allegations.

WA Police said it could not comment on the current employment status of the officers.

The West Australian

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