Category: Minister for Police

Work Starts On New State-Of-The-Art Police Headquarters

Construction is underway on a new state-of-the-art Victoria Police headquarters  in Melbourne’s CBD.. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton inspected work on the Victoria Police Centre (VPC) on Spencer Street today, which will provide unprecedented security for frontline police and staff. The new centre will be connected to the neighbouring City […]

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Mental Health A Key Priority At Victoria Police

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today welcomed the launch of the Victoria Police Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Action Plan 2017–2020. The strategy maps out a comprehensive three-year approach to protecting, promoting and preserving the mental health and wellbeing of officers and staff at Victoria Police. The priority focus areas include developing a leadership […]

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Victoria’s First Policewoman Honoured

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton to pay tribute to Victoria’s first policewoman, Madge Connor, and to recognise her role as a pioneer for women in the force. A plaque in Ms Connor’s honour was unveiled during a gravesite rededication ceremony at the Boroondara General Cemetery in Kew, as part […]

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Protecting Police In The Line Of Duty

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce tough new laws in the coming weeks to protect our dedicated police and emergency service workers from violence and harm. The Labor Government is working with Victoria Police and The Police Association of Victoria to develop comprehensive legislative reforms to crack down on offenders who harm, or seek to […]

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Grants To Give Graffiti The Boot

The Andrews Labor Government is teaming up with local councils, community groups, police, schools and local businesses to help stamp out illegal graffiti. Minister for Police Lisa Neville made the announcement at the opening of the Multicultural Bus Shelter program in Corio, which received $21,000 from the Labor Government’s Graffiti Prevention Grants program last year. […]

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Community Safety Reforms Well Underway

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the release of the first report into delivering the Community Safety Statement (CSS) and the record $2 billion investment in police. The report, written by inaugural Community Safety Trustee Ron Iddles OAM APM, showed significant progress has been made to boost police resources, increase police powers and strengthen community […]

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Next-Gen Bomb Robots Join The Force

New high-tech bomb response robots will join Victoria Police on the front line to protect the community as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s law enforcement technology revolution. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Assistant Commissioner Chris O’Neill today to announce three new state-of-the-art robots, which will help police with surveillance, security and bomb-disposal operations. […]

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New Squads To Target Organised Crime Gangs

The Andrews Labor Government has stepped up its fight against organised crime, with three new teams joining Victoria Police’s Anti-Gangs Division. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced that 20 new officers will be added to the Gang Crime Squad, who will investigate networked offending and organised crime, including outlaw motorcycle gangs and Middle Eastern […]

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Cracking Down On Illegal Guns

A new team of police investigators will target firearm crime across Victoria as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s crackdown to remove illegal guns from our streets and keep the community safe. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Assistant Commissioner Steve Fontana today to unveil the new team – the latest tool in the war […]

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Matthew Guy Must Apologise For Insulting Victoria Police

Liberal leader Matthew Guy must immediately apologise after unleashing an unprecedented attack on the integrity of Victoria Police. Only hours after Victoria Police safely escorted every passenger unharmed off Malaysian Airlines flight 128, Mr Guy called into question Victoria Police’s handling of the emergency. Mr Guy was not briefed by authorities and did not seek […]

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