Category: Minister for Police

Police Call Centre Drives Jobs And Investment In Ballarat

Hundreds of jobs are on their way to Ballarat thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with Victoria’s new Police Assistance Line (PAL) one step closer to setting up shop to assist Victorians across the state. The Labor Government has provided $210 million to set up and operate the assistance line, part of its record investment […]

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Preventing Graffiti With Education In Greater Geelong

More than 200 young people in Ocean Grove have helped design anti-graffiti murals to tackle graffiti vandalism at Shell Road sporting precinct as part of a project funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today visited the Bellarine Sport and Aquatic Centre, where 16 of the boards designed by local students […]

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A Safer Melbourne CBD With New Speaker Network

A new public address speaker system in Melbourne’s CBD will help keep Victorians safe in the case of emergencies. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police North West Metro Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane at the State Library of Victoria following the first city-wide test of the new technology located across 65 sites in the […]

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A Growing Force And More Police On The Way

The biggest recruitment drive in the history of Victoria Police is delivering a record boost to police numbers, with more police officers in the community preventing crime and catching offenders. New employee data released today by Victoria Police shows there are 1,324 more full time equivalent (FTE) police officers today than there were when the […]

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Wyndham Super Station To Fight Crime In The West

The state-of-the-art Wyndham police hub is a step closer after police appointed a consultant project team to spearhead design and construction of the new facility. The $45 million Wyndham Police Complex will be one of the largest Victoria Police facilities outside the Melbourne’s CBD, with accommodation for approximately 550 police members, support staff and partnering […]

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New Police Powers: DNA The Clue To Crack Unsolved Crimes

Police will no longer need court approval to get DNA samples from adults suspected of having committed an indictable offence under new powers to be introduced into parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Justice Legislation (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2018 streamlines powers for police when taking DNA samples for suspects of serious […]

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Faster Mobile Forensics To Investigate Crime Anywhere

Three new specialist forensic vehicles are ready to hit the road to give police investigators faster access to critical information at major crime scenes, including terrorism incidents. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to unveil the $2 million mobile trucks, funded by the Andrews Labor Government as part of a broader $49 […]

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New Forensic Hub In Morwell To Speed Up Investigations

Gippsland locals and police will have a new specialist forensic hub in Morwell giving regional investigators faster access to information at major crime scenes, thanks to an investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the location of the new facility in Morwell. […]

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Cash For Scrap Ban Comes Into Effect Today

The Andrews Labor Government has stepped up its fight against organised crime, with new laws banning cash for scrap metal coming into effect today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Minister for Consumer Affairs Marlene Kairouz at a scrap metal facility in Melbourne’s north to launch the reforms to the Second Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers […]

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Better Supporting Victim-Survivors With Holistic Care

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring family violence and sexual assault victims across Melbourne’s west have access to the tailored support they need at the newly opened Wyndham Multi-Disciplinary Centre (MDC). Minister for Police Lisa Neville, Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today joined Victoria Police to launch […]

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