Category: Minister for Police

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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New Boats Will Revamp Water Police Fleet

Victoria’s water police fleet is set for an overhaul under a $7 million plan to replace ageing vessels with modern boats. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced 11 vessels in the squad’s 35-strong fleet would be replaced, with the first arriving in July. Water police are on call 24 hours a day, patrolling Port […]

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New Hi-Tech Intelligence Helps Police Close In On Criminals

Police will have the information they need to catch criminals quicker thanks to a new intelligence system to be rolled out this year. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced leading data analytics company SAS Institute Australia will develop an overarching software system to connect current police databases such as LEAP and Interpose. The advanced […]

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Taking Action To Put A Stop To Youth Crime In Geelong

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced $700,000 to help tackle youth crime in the Geelong area. Ms Neville and Member for Geelong Christine Couzens joined representatives from Victoria Police, the City of Greater Geelong, the G21, local youth services agencies and community groups at a youth crime prevention workshop today. While the number of […]

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Crime Stoppers Celebrates 30 Years Serving Victoria

Crime Stoppers Victoria has marked its 30th anniversary of service with a record breaking year. Victorians contacted Crime Stoppers more than 81,000 times during 2016, leading to more than 1500 arrests and almost 5600 charges being laid across the state. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined with Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and CSV […]

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Recruitment Campaign To Put More Police On The Street

One of the biggest recruitment campaigns in Victorian history kicks off today to support the Andrews Labor Government’s massive $2 billion boost to police numbers and resources. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton today to launch the new recruitment drive to attract the best and brightest to join the force. Over […]

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New Wheels To Bolster Police Public Order Unit

A fleet of nine new vehicles for Victoria Police’s Public Order Response Team (PORT) will strengthen responses to violent protests, rallies and other events, as the Andrews Labor Government works to build a police force for the future. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Assistant Commissioner Andrew Crisp to unveil the new vehicles which […]

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