Category: Minister for Police

New PSO Teams Serve Up Security Boost For Aus Open

Protective Services Officers (PSOs) will patrol tram and train stops during the Australian Open supporting police officers, targeting criminal behaviour and boosting public safety. As part of a new trial of flexible PSO teams, PSOs will be present during the day and night at Melbourne Park and William Barak Bridge tram stops and at Flinders […]

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Emergency Public Address System To Keep Victorians Safe

The first demonstration of Melbourne’s new emergency warning speaker system occurred today to give the public an understanding of the alert sound. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Victoria Police Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton and Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley to demonstrate the new Public Address System. The demonstration at the State Library of […]

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Live Vehicle Tracking To Curb Thefts

Victoria Police will be able to live-track stolen cars as part of a trial involving hidden GPS tracking devices in Melbourne’s south-east. Minister for Police Lisa Neville said owners can opt-in to the Vehicle Tracking Initiative by getting the devices installed in their vehicles free-of-charge at participating dealerships in Greater Dandenong and surrounding areas. Owners […]

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Getting It Done: Community Safety Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering its unprecedented package of community safety reforms according to the latest report by Victoria’s Community Safety Trustee, Ron Iddles OAM APM. Mr Iddles’ latest report confirms the Labor Government has made progress on tracking outcomes for each of the Government’s Community Safety Statement’s five priority areas. […]

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Public Address System To Protect Melbourne’s CBD

The Andrews Labor Government is deploying a network of speakers at more than 90 key sites in Melbourne’s CBD to provide warnings and key information to the community during emergencies. A trial demonstration of the speakers will take place on 28 December at the State Library of Victoria. During the demonstration, the public can expect […]

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Mobster’s Mate Tries To Water Down Organised Crime Laws

Not content with eating lobsters with alleged mobsters, Liberal Leader Matthew Guy is now trying to water down laws that directly target organised crime to stop the harm they cause in our state. The Andrews Labor Government’s Firearms Amendment Bill 2017 would put in place tough new Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPO), which are designed to […]

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Getting It Done: New Police Call Centre In Ballarat

Victoria’s first state-wide 24-hour Police Assistance Line will be based in Ballarat – creating around 250 new jobs in the area and giving all Victorians better access to police and emergency services. The Andrews Labor Government has provided $210 million to fund the creation and operation of the hotline and a new online police reporting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Western Victoria Region

$15 Million Mernda Police Station Now Open

The new $15 million Mernda Police Station – funded by the Andrews Labor Government – opened its doors today, bolstering frontline police numbers in the area and providing local police with the state-of-the-art facilities they need to keep the community safe. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green met with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police, Northern Metropolitan Region

New Statue A Tribute To Victoria’s Champion Policewomen

The first-ever statue of a female police officer, which recognises the role that women play in policing over the past 100 years, has been unveiled at the Victoria Police Academy today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Acting Chief Commissioner Andrew Crisp and Deputy Commissioner Wendy Steendam, Victoria’s highest ranking female police officer, to unveil […]

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New Tablets For Smarter Policing Across The State

The first of Victoria Police’s new mobile devices will hit the streets today as part of a state-wide roll-out of more than 10,000 devices across the state over the next five years. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Victoria Police members at North Melbourne train station to meet with police and see first-hand how transit […]

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