Category: Minister for Police

Stronger Relationships Between Police And Aboriginal Communities

Four new Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers funded by the Andrews Labor Government, have been recruited and have begun work further bridging the gap between Victoria Police and Aboriginal communities. The new Liaison Officers – who all have Aboriginal heritage – work to improve understanding of the law as well as strengthening communication and respect between […]

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Road Policing Hub Opens In Melbourne’s South-East

A new state-of-the-art road policing hub will put police in the driver’s seat, helping them to crack down on dangerous road users and keep Victorians safe on our roads. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined police at the official opening of the new Road Policing Crime and Operations Facility at Notting Hill, in Melbourne’s […]

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Cracking Down On Synthetic Drugs And Drug Dealing

The Andrews Labor Government last night passed tough new laws banning synthetic drugs and increasing the penalties for ice dealers. From 1 November, it will be illegal to produce, sell or advertise any substances that have a psychoactive effect, including synthetic cannabinoids. Not only do these changes ban the sale and advertising of these drugs, […]

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Another 80 Police And PSOs Join The Frontline

The Andrews Labor Government’s record community safety investment continues at full speed, with another 80 police and Protective Services Officers (PSOs) graduating today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today attended a graduation ceremony in Glen Waverley, where she congratulated the 58 new police officers and 22 new PSOs graduating from squads 16 and 17. The […]

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Invisible DNA To Crack Down On Crime In Geelong

A six-month synthetic DNA trial is about to get underway in Geelong as part of a crime prevention plan by the Andrews Labor Government to reduce residential burglaries. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and other members of Safety Alliance Victoria in Norlane to launch Protect | Prevent. Kits of synthetic DNA […]

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Work Starts On New State-Of-The-Art Police Headquarters

Construction is underway on a new state-of-the-art Victoria Police headquarters  in Melbourne’s CBD.. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton inspected work on the Victoria Police Centre (VPC) on Spencer Street today, which will provide unprecedented security for frontline police and staff. The new centre will be connected to the neighbouring City […]

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Mental Health A Key Priority At Victoria Police

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today welcomed the launch of the Victoria Police Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Action Plan 2017–2020. The strategy maps out a comprehensive three-year approach to protecting, promoting and preserving the mental health and wellbeing of officers and staff at Victoria Police. The priority focus areas include developing a leadership […]

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Victoria’s First Policewoman Honoured

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton to pay tribute to Victoria’s first policewoman, Madge Connor, and to recognise her role as a pioneer for women in the force. A plaque in Ms Connor’s honour was unveiled during a gravesite rededication ceremony at the Boroondara General Cemetery in Kew, as part […]

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Protecting Police In The Line Of Duty

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce tough new laws in the coming weeks to protect our dedicated police and emergency service workers from violence and harm. The Labor Government is working with Victoria Police and The Police Association of Victoria to develop comprehensive legislative reforms to crack down on offenders who harm, or seek to […]

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Grants To Give Graffiti The Boot

The Andrews Labor Government is teaming up with local councils, community groups, police, schools and local businesses to help stamp out illegal graffiti. Minister for Police Lisa Neville made the announcement at the opening of the Multicultural Bus Shelter program in Corio, which received $21,000 from the Labor Government’s Graffiti Prevention Grants program last year. […]

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