Category: Minister for Police and Emergency Services

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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Record Recruitment Drive Boosts Police Numbers

Victoria has more police on the beat than ever before thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record police investment, with more than 2,144 additional officers employed today compared to November 2014. There are now 15,295 full time equivalent police officers employed across Victoria, according to the latest police employment figures released today. This represents a […]

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New Police Eye In The Sky To Keep Victorians Safe

Victoria Police will have even more eyes in the sky to help keep the community safe and solve crime, with the launch of a dedicated drone unit, backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to unveil the new technology at Essendon […]

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New Intelligence To Takedown Drug Dealers

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its fight against drug traffickers, with new police drug intelligence to stop trafficking and reduce the devastating scourge of addiction. The $4.7 million investment will ensure Victoria Police can continue to expand the specialist Forensic Drug Intelligence Capability Program to better target manufacturers and dealers, using intelligence to […]

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Ocean Grove Surf Life-Saving Club Officially Opened

The new Ocean Grove life-saving clubhouse has been officially opened, boosting the safety of beachgoers at one of Victoria’s most popular surf beaches. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today unveiled the plaque to mark the opening of the modern, fit-for-purpose clubhouse, thanking the club and the community for delivering the facility. The […]

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Funding Boosts For Emergency Services Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government is giving volunteer emergency service groups the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $150,000 to help buy operational equipment and fund minor facility upgrades. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville announced today that applications were open for the 2019–20 round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program funding. […]

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New Ballistic Vests Boost Frontline Safety For Police

Victoria’s police officers will be even better equipped to fight crime as new ballistic vests hit the beat this month, as part of funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to announce the rollout of the $41 million investment in new and improved safety […]

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Continued Improvements To Community Safety

The Andrews Labor Government’s community safety reforms and record police investment continue to roll out, with the victimisation rate falling, more police on the beat, and tougher laws and enforcement making an impact. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville has today released the fourth Assurance Report by Victoria’s Community Safety Trustee, Ron Iddles […]

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Backing Our Police To Keep The Community Safe

The Andrews Labor Government’s investment in more police, greater protection and better prevention is helping make Victoria a safer place. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today launched the $212 million Police Assistance Line (PAL) and Online Reporting Portal (OLR) for non-emergency matters in Ballarat, where the contact centre is based, and released […]

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Young Triple Zero Heroes Recognised In Parliament

Twenty-seven young Victorians have been honoured for showing bravery far beyond their years at the 15th Annual Junior Triple Zero Hero Awards. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville attended today’s awards and congratulated the youngsters for remaining calm and calling Triple Zero in emergency situations. This year the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) […]

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