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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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Family Violence Reporting Tool Goes Live Across Victoria

Frontline police officers across Victoria now have access to a new family violence reporting tool to ensure timely and more accurate incident reports can be filed in the field. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Family Violence Command Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter to announce the state-wide launch of the new Family […]

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Statement On Former Police Commissioner Mick Miller

On behalf of the Victorian Government, I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sinclair Imrie “Mick” Miller AO, LVO, QPM, and offer my condolences to his family, friends and Victoria Police during this difficult time. Mr Miller was an iconic figure within the force who was greatly admired by current and former […]

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Latest Fire Response Times Now Available

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today released the latest response times of Victoria’s fire services, with the full results now available online. The latest data shows a strong emergency response from fire services across Victoria, with opportunities to improve in key areas. The data captured a busy summer season, with the number […]

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