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South Australia Police says it will replace its website with a more user-friendly version by the middle of this year.

A spokesperson for SA Police said a tender went out several months ago for a web development company to build the new site.

“South Australia Police (SAPOL) has recognised its corporate website is in desperate need of a re-vamp,” the spokesperson said.

“The new site is in its final stages and we expect to launch mid-year.”

Last week, web design experts told InDaily the SAPOL site was one of the worst SA government websites because it is confusing and dull.

Web designer Wayne Psaila called the site “a dog’s breakfast”.

SAPOL acknowledged the critique.

“While we accept the comments made in InDaily about our current corporate website, it’s worth noting that SAPOL has had extraordinary success in the online environment in the last few years – including running a dedicated news website and a suite of social media platforms,” said the spokesperson.

“Once the new corporate site is launched, the successful SAPOL news website will be integrated into it – and this will provide a seamless experience to the user.

“SAPOL’s Media and Public Engagement Section will assume responsibility for the new site to ensure that it remains relevant and dynamic.”

SAPOL has ramped up its social media presence in recent years, including its Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“SAPOL has embraced the benefits of social media as a means to communicate with the public.”

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