Category: Minister for Police

Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Now Banned Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s crackdown on dangerous drugs continues with a new blanket ban on synthetic drugs coming into effect today. While many of these substances were previously available for purchase over the counter, anyone peddling these substances now faces tough penalties, including up to two years in prison or more than $38,000 in fines. […]

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Tough New Laws To Protect Police And Emergency Workers

Offenders who use motor vehicles to put police and emergency services workers at risk of harm will now face up to 20 years behind bars under tough new laws introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville introduced the Bill into Parliament today and said the strong laws would send a clear […]

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65 New Police To Hit The Frontline

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today congratulated Victoria Police’s 65 newest members during a graduation ceremony at the Victoria Police Academy. The recruits from squads 25 and 26 and Constable Qualifying Program Squad 34 have undergone an intensive training course, involving on-the-job training and placements at police stations. The Constable Qualifying Program course is a […]

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New Threat Assessment Centre To Keep Victorians Safe

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a new Fixated Threat Assessment Centre to better identify and target high risk individuals who may pose a serious threat to the Victorian community. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced the new $31.6 million Centre, which will include specialist police, forensic and mental health experts all under one […]

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Regional Police Taser Rollout Now Complete

Police officers at 37 regional stations across the state now have access to specialist technology to respond to dangerous and high-risk incidents, due to the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing work to give police the powers and resources they need to keep Victorians safe. Victoria Police today completed its rollout of conducted energy devices, otherwise known […]

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New Air Wing Fleet To Keep Victorians Safe From The Sky

The new Victoria Police Air Wing is a step closer to take-off after police today went out to market for Victoria’s new fleet. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined police at Essendon Airport, the home of Victoria Police’s current fleet, to announce the start of the tender process. The new aircraft will be required to […]

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Celebrate Safely This Grand Final Long Weekend

Dangerous drivers could find themselves sidelined if they give Victoria Police a reason to penalise them this Grand Final long weekend. Victoria Police today launched Operation Scoreboard, which will run state-wide from midnight on Thursday until midnight on Sunday. There will be a high-profile police presence across Melbourne and the rest of the state, with […]

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New PSO Powers And Cash For Scrap Metal Banned

The Andrews Labor Government passed new laws late yesterday banning cash payments for scrap metal and giving Protective Services Officers (PSOs) new powers to target anti-social crime across the transport network. Under the new laws, transit PSO powers have been expanded so they can arrest a person who has breached their parole, conduct searches for […]

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New Laws To Target Illegal Guns, Organised Crime And Drive-By Shootings

Victoria Police will be armed with strong new powers to target and search individuals from outlaw motorcycle gangs and serious criminal organisations – including those who associate with organised crime figures. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today introduced legislation to create new Firearms Prohibition Orders, giving police new powers to prevent people who may pose […]

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Work Starts On New Colac Police Station

Construction is underway on the new Colac Police Station as the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in regional policing continues to roll out across the state. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today met with local police officers and toured the worksite of the new station, next to the Colac Magistrates’ Court, on Queen Street. Police recently […]

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