Category: Minister for Police and Emergency Services

New Road Safety Camera Commissioner Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of former Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner for Road Safety Stephen Leane as the state’s new Road Safety Camera Commissioner. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville congratulated Mr Leane, saying he’s one of Victoria’s leading road safety experts and would bring a wealth of knowledge and […]

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Don’t Take A Punt On Road Safety This Cup Weekend

Victorians hitting the roads over the Melbourne Cup Carnival weekend are being urged to plan ahead and keep road safety front of mind. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville joined Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane ahead of Victoria Police’s latest weekend road safety crackdown. Operation Furlong, an annual road policing operation that takes place […]

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Dedicated Police Unit To Target Farm Crime

The Andrews Labor Government is working with Victoria Police to create a specialised farm crime unit that will work across Victoria targeting farm crime, including livestock and equipment theft. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and the Victorian Farmers Federation to announce the creation of the Farm Crime Coordination […]

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Preparations Begin Ahead Of A Hot And Dry Fire Season

Preparations for the upcoming fire season are well underway for the state’s emergency services and Victorians are being urged to start actively preparing in the coming weeks. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined key emergency services and supporting agencies to discuss the season ahead and the upcoming intensive month of activities […]

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Victoria’s Firefighting Air Fleet Ready For Fire Season

A record fleet of 50 aircraft will hit the skies to help fight fires and keep communities safe this summer season. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the 2019–20 aircraft fleet, which includes a mix of water bombing aircraft, air supervision and air intelligence-gathering aircraft. The fleet includes two large air tankers, which can carry […]

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Major Milestone In CBD Security Upgrades

Pedestrians now have significant additional protection along the Bourke Street Mall shopping precinct, following the completion of security upgrades. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined the City of Melbourne and Victoria Police to mark the major milestone in the Andrews Labor Government’s $52.5 million CBD security upgrades. A total of 131 […]

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Reforms To Better Protect Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has acted quickly to ensure Protective Services Officers (PSOs) have the powers they need to carry out their duties and keep Victorians safe. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today introduced the Police Legislation (Road Safety Camera Commissioner and Other Matters) Bill 2019 to clarify powers for PSOs when […]

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Helping Create A More Inclusive Victoria Police

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s (VEOHRC) final review into sexual discrimination and sexual harassment in Victoria Police. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined VEOHRC Commissioner Kristen Hilton and Chief Commissioner of Police Graham Ashton at the launch of the phase three audit […]

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Bedroom Smoke Alarms Offer Best Chance To Survive Fire

Victorians are being urged to give themselves and their families the best chance of surviving a house fire by ensuring working smoke alarms are installed in all bedrooms. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today launched a new advertising campaign at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre with the MFB and the CFA, […]

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State-Of-The-Art Victoria Police HQ One Step Closer

The new state-of-the-art police precinct in Melbourne’s CBD has marked a significant milestone, with all major structural works now complete on the Victoria Police Centre. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton to attend a topping out ceremony for the brand-new Victoria Police headquarters at 311 Spencer Street. […]

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