Category: Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Four-Day Road Safety Blitz As Footy Fever Hits

Police will be out in force this long weekend and are set to saturate holiday hot-spots, regional highways and city roads targeting impaired, speeding and distracted drivers. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Acting Assistant Commissioner Neville Taylor at Albert Park to launch Operation Scoreboard, a four-day road policing blitz across Victoria. Police will […]

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Better Police Facilities To Support A Safer Cowes

Police in Cowes now have access to a bigger and better police station to help them respond to crime and keep the community safe, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today officially opened the station on Chapel Street, that will help police meet […]

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New Compact Alcohol And Drug Buses Target Backstreets

Alcohol and drug impaired drivers will have nowhere to hide with the delivery of Victoria Police’s latest tool to target impaired drivers, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The first of six new smaller Alcohol and Drug Test vehicles were unveiled today, as part of a $15 million investment from the Labor Government, which will […]

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Crime Continues To Fall

Crime has fallen for the fifth quarter in a row, with burglary and break and enter offences the lowest in a decade and the victimisation rate the lowest in 5 years, following the Andrews Labor Government’s record community safety investment. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton today to welcome the latest […]

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Record Investment Continues To Drive A Safer Victoria

The latest Community Safety Statement Assurance Report has today been released, which shows more police officers are on the beat, tougher laws are starting to bite, and crime is falling. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Ron Iddles OAM APM, the Community Safety Trustee, for the release, with the report highlighting the important work […]

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A Safer CBD: More Permanent Protections On The Way

Safety will be significantly improved at Flinders Street Station as the next stage of a suite of Melbourne CBD security measures funded by the Andrews Labor Government are unveiled. Protective bollards and barriers will be installed around an expanded forecourt at Flinders Street Station. This will add 130 square metres of space and widen the […]

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Mobile PSOs To Keep Commuters Safe On Trains

Victorians can look forward to seeing more Protective Services Officers (PSOs) across the public transport network with PSOs to start patrolling trains from today, as part of a key community safety commitment delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined a team of PSOs at Southern Cross Station today as they […]

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Ballarat Body-Worn Camera Pilot Rolling Out Statewide

Police across another 59 police stations will be equipped with body-worn cameras by the end of the year, in addition to Ballarat and Epping, after a successful pilot and positive community feedback. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced that around 800 devices would be deployed by the end of the year after the pilot […]

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Body-Worn Cameras To Roll Out Across Victoria

Frontline police across 59 police stations will be equipped with body-worn cameras by the end of the year, in addition to Ballarat and Epping, after a successful pilot and positive community feedback. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced that around 800 devices would be deployed by the end of the year after the pilot […]

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After-Hours Outreach Program To Support Youths

Youth workers and police officers will target and prevent youth offending in Melbourne’s north-west and south as part of a 12-month pilot program funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Victoria Police at Werribee Police Station today to launch the pilot that will see a police officer paired with a […]

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