Category: Minister for Police

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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New Family Violence Database Released

The Andrews Labor Government is lifting the lid on the hidden scourge of family violence. The Crime Statistics Agency today published the Victorian Family Violence Database, making information about Victoria’s number one law and order issue more accessible and easier to use than ever before. The database includes information from July 2011 to June 2016 […]

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New Senior Role For Police Custody Officers

The Andrews Labor Government has created a new supervising role for Police Custody Officers (PCOs) to free up sworn police from custody duties so they can spend more time on the frontline targeting aggravated burglaries, family violence and recidivist offending. Supervising PCOs will lead a team of PCOs and take on some of the responsibilities […]

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Putting The Brakes On Car Theft And Organised Crime

The Andrews Labor Government’s crackdown on organised crime has shifted up a gear with new laws to ban cash for scrap metal. This will help drive down car theft in Victoria by removing the lure of quick cash for criminals. Minister for Police Lisa Neville introduced the Justice Legislation Bill 2017 to Parliament to make […]

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More Lies From Matthew Guy On Law And Order

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy continues to tell lies about law and order in Victoria. When asked about law and order issues facing Victoria on radio this morning, Matthew Guy said: “the government does nothing about it.” Jon Faine Morning Program, ABC Radio, 24 May 2017. It follows the Liberal Leader saying after the Victorian Budget […]

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More Powers For PSOs To Keep Victorian Commuters Safe

The Andrews Labor Government today announced that Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will be given new powers to target anti-social behaviour and crime, with legislation being introduced into Parliament this week. PSOs will be given a range of additional powers including the power to arrest a person who has breached their parole, conduct searches for illicit […]

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New Police Powers To Monitor Sex Offenders

The Andrews Labor Government today unveiled a suite of new laws to give Victoria Police stronger powers to better monitor and investigate registered sex offenders. Under the changes to the Sex Offenders Registration Act, police will have the ability to take DNA and fingerprints from convicted sex offenders without a court order. This includes those […]

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