Topic: Police and emergency services

CFA Graduates Ready To Protect Victorians

The next batch of CFA recruits are ready to help keep Victorians safe. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today congratulated thirty new career firefighters at a graduation ceremony at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre in Craigieburn. The awards ceremony is the culmination of an intensive 19-week course that began in February this year. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

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. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

New Body Cams To Protect Paramedics On The Job

Paramedics will get high tech body cameras as part of a new trial to keep them safe from the rising rates of violence they are experiencing on the job. From next week, paramedics at St Vincent’s and Epworth hospitals, and from Point Cook Branch and Sunbury branch, will wear body cameras attached to their uniforms […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Keeping Emergency Workers Safe On Our Roads

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new road rules to protect emergency workers on our roads. From July 1, drivers must safely slow to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicle that is responding to an emergency with flashing lights or a siren sounding. After passing the vehicle, drivers should not increase speed […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Protecting Victoria From Terror

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Victoria Police and other law enforcement agencies have all the powers they need to protect the community from terrorism and violent extremism. Premier Daniel Andrews today announced that a new expert panel will carry out a root-and-branch review of the laws currently available to prevent, investigate, monitor and respond […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Massive Boost To Make Victorian Health Services Safer

The Andrews Labor Government will double its investment in making hospitals and mental health services safer, as a powerful new campaign makes it clear that violence against healthcare workers is never OK. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Finance Robin Scott today launched a confronting community awareness campaign designed to reduce occupational violence […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services, Minister for Health

New Concrete Safety Barriers To Protect Our City

New safety barriers are being installed at key landmarks around the CBD to protect locals, visitors and our city. The Andrews Labor Government and City of Melbourne have started installing the temporary concrete blocks in Bourke Street Mall and along the northern edge of Federation Square. Over the coming weeks, concrete barriers will be installed […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

National Approach To Counter Terrorism To Keep Us Safe

Commonwealth security agencies will play a key role in any parole decisions relating to offenders on the terror watch list under a proposal to be tabled for discussion by the Victorian Government at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting on Friday. Victoria already has the toughest parole laws in the country, with the number […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police