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From the Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Kim Wells



The Hon Kim Wells MP


Volunteer emergency services organisations across the state will receive a share of $12.23 million in Victorian Coalition Government grants for new equipment, vehicle upgrades and building refurbishments.
 
Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells today met with police recruits and officially opened the $18 million upgrade of the Victoria Police Academy in Glen Waverley. 
 
The Napthine Government today marked a major law enforcement milestone, delivering on its election commitment to recruit 1,700 extra frontline police in its first term of government.
 
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today congratulated 72 emergency services volunteers who graduated from a leadership program at a ceremony at Flemington Racecourse. 
 

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today announced that the first group of volunteer emergency services personnel will begin training at the new Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) in July.

Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells today announced that eight Victorian local government areas would receive funding to repair damage caused by storms on 24 June 2014.
 

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today marked a significant milestone for Victoria’s fire services, officially opening the 200th CFA station upgrade at Toolern Vale brigade.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells has welcomed the commencement of the new overarching body for emergency management in Victoria, which commences work today.

Once again, the UFU and the Labor Party continue to deliberately mislead Victorians about the Napthine Government’s commitment to, and investment in, Victoria’s fire services.

A new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art training facility in Melbourne's north will be the benchmark for emergency services training across the country, Victorian Premier Dr Denis Napthine announced today.

Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells today announced that East Gippsland will receive funding to repair damage caused by flooding over the weekend of 14 June, 2014.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells today joined with Victoria Police to officially open a new $14.5 million state-of-the-art complex that will provide police with the latest in forensic technology.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today recognised and thanked Victoria’s emergency services personnel in the South East Metropolitan Region for their efforts in responding to the 2013-14 fires.

A new support package to boost Victoria’s resilience for natural disasters includes funding to train and deploy managers for spontaneous emergency volunteers, to develop evacuation planning arrangements for flood risk areas, and to train volunteer search and rescue dogs.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response, Kim Wells today welcomed the rollout of a new multi-million dollar communications system for regional CFA brigades.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells has called on Victoria’s emergency services to roll up their sleeves and donate life-saving blood for the annual Australian Red Cross Blood Service Emergency Services Challenge.

Police and Protective Services Officer (PSO) recruits have taken part in the largest ever Superintendent’s Parade at the Victoria Police Academy.

The opening of a new SES headquarters in Waverley will boost emergency response capabilities in Melbourne’s outer East.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells this week visited fire affected communities in East Gippsland to directly listen to feedback and concerns on the management of the bushfires during the recent fire season.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

The Victorian Coalition Government welcomes the release of the Chief Commissioner's Blue Paper aimed at modernising and enhancing Victoria's police force.