Category: Minister for Police

Frontline Police Numbers Keep Climbing

There are more sworn police officers in Victoria in every region across the state since the Andrews Labor Government came to power, according to the latest Victoria Police staffing report released today. This is before another 300 police officers start to hit the street next month as the Labor Government continues its record investment to […]

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Family Violence Support Under One Roof

Victims and survivors of family violence will now be able to attend a single location Multi-Disciplinary Centre (MDC) in Dandenong – which will include Victoria Police, dedicated trauma counsellors and child protection workers – providing more support to those experiencing family violence. Dedicated Victoria Police family violence teams have moved into the MDC in Dandenong, […]

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An Independent Voice For Community Safety

One of the nation’s most experienced and respected police officers will report on the implementation of the Community Safety Statement reforms as the Andrews Labor Government delivers record investment to drive down crime across Victoria. Former Victoria Police homicide squad detective and Secretary of the Police Association Ron Iddles OAM APM will come out of […]

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New Technology To Give Police The Edge

Police and Protective Services Officers will spend less time stuck at their desks and more time out in the community, thanks to new high-tech mobile devices. The devices – one of the biggest technological changes to frontline policing since radio systems in patrol cars – will begin rolling out from the middle of the year. […]

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Road Safety Operation Out In Force Over Holiday Period

An almost two-week long road safety operation will begin tomorrow to keep Victorian motorists safe over the Easter long weekend and Anzac Day period. With increased police numbers and booze and drug buses out in force, the 13-day Operation Nexus campaign will target the fatal five – speed, fatigue, distraction, failure to wear seatbelts, and […]

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Record Meth Bust Keeps Drugs Off Our Streets

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today praised the work of Victoria Police alongside the Australian Federal Police to seize  Australia’s largest haul of methamphetamine. The seizure of almost 903 kilograms of the drug in Melbourne’s east has resulted in two men being charged for their alleged role in trafficking the drugs. Ms Neville today joined […]

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Keeping Victorians Safe On Our Roads

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today opened the Towards Zero Road Safety Conference 2017 bringing together Victoria’s Highway Patrol workforce to focus on improving safety on our roads and reducing road trauma. In Victoria someone is killed or suffers serious injuries as a result of road trauma every two hours. It is this harm that […]

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Grants Available To Stamp Out Illegal Graffiti

Victorian councils can now apply for grants of up to $25,000 to work with their communities to prevent graffiti vandalism. Minister for Police Lisa Neville announced the latest round of grants this morning in front of an iconic 345-square-metre street art project on Fitzroy’s Fry’s Storage building. Featuring some of Australia’s most iconic street artists […]

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Synthetic Drugs Banned And Tough New Ice Laws

The Andrews Labor Government is today introducing laws that ban the sale and production of all synthetic drugs and give police greater powers to prosecute ice traffickers. The Labor Government continues to crack down on dealers who sell and supply dangerous, life-threatening drugs to our community. Currently, the only way to stop synthetic drugs is […]

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New Echuca Police Station Opens To Public

Echuca’s new police station was officially opened today replacing the almost 50-year old station that local police had long outgrown. The new double-storey station will operate a 24-hour counter service available to the town’s more than 14,000 residents. The new station houses a range of specialist units to respond to community needs, including criminal investigations […]

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