Category: Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Police Urge Victorians To Be Roadwise This Festive Season

Victoria Police is boosting its presence on the roads over the Christmas and New Year period, with motorists urged to slow down and get to their celebrations safely. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to launch the 24-day Operation Roadwise campaign and remember the 200 lives already lost this […]

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Victoria’s Largest Ever Firefighting Fleet Takes To The Skies

A 49-strong aerial firefighting fleet has jetted into Victoria in time for summer, thanks to a $29.9 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services Lisa Neville and Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio joined Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp today to officially launch the state’s biggest-ever fleet, as […]

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Upgraded Radios To Protect Police Across The State

Every police officer in the state will have access to encrypted digital radios by the end of next month to improve safety for rural and regional police, thanks to the Andrews Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced the new radio technology, which will be fully deployed to police across rural and regional Victoria […]

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Better Police Facilities To Keep The Colac Community Safe

Local police will have the equipment and facilities they need to keep the community safe with the new Colac Police Station officially opened today, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today met local officers and toured the new $11.2 million station. The Labor Government funded the rebuilding of the 24-hour […]

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Supporting Victims As Part Of Victoria Police Reforms

A new independent body will be established to oversee a redress and restorative engagement scheme for victims of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault at Victoria Police. The Andrews Labor Government’s Police Redress Scheme will be overseen by the Department of Justice and Regulation and will be independent of Victoria Police. It is expected to […]

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Delivering Safer Roads With New Technology For Police

New police technology will help get dangerous drivers and unregistered vehicles off our roads even faster, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced that Motorola Solutions is the successful tenderer for new Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology that will start to hit the streets from February next year. The […]

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Even More Police On The Beat

There are more frontline police now than ever before, with more to hit the roads in coming months, following continued investment by the Andrews Labor Government into Victoria Police. New employee data released this week by Victoria Police shows there are 1,544 more full time equivalent (FTE) police officers today than there were when the […]

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Protecting Frontline Police With New Ballistic Vests

More than 14,000 new ballistic vests will be rolled out across the police force to improve personal safety and meet the demands of modern policing, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced Melbourne-based Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) had been awarded the tender for the new vests after a successful […]

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New Police Starting In Geelong

People in Geelong will see more police on the streets, with an 18 new police officers already rolled out to local police stations this year, following record investment from the Andrews Labor Government to deliver the biggest boost to police resources in Victoria Police’s history. Minister for Police and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville met […]

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New Specialist Police Vehicles

New specialist police vehicles will hit the road to help crack down on public order incidents, boosting police capacity to rapidly respond to hostile and violent crowds and riotous incidents. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Acting Superintendent Greg Barras to unveil four new and specialist transport vehicles for the Public Order Response Team […]

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