Category: Minister for Police

Stronger Powers For Protective Services Officers

A new suite of laws to give Protective Services Officers (PSOs) new powers to keep commuters safe across the transport network came into force on Sunday as part of Andrews Labor Government’s crackdown on crime. PSOs already perform a vital public safety and community assurance role. These new powers will boost the ability of PSOs […]

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Road Blitz: Police Target Dangerous Driving Over Easter

Thousands of motorists are expected to be tested for drugs or alcohol over the Easter long weekend, as police saturate highways, regional and suburban roads as a part of Operation Nexus. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to launch the five-day police operation to target impaired and dangerous drivers across the state. […]

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New Alcohol And Drug Buses Hit The Road

The first of a new fleet of alcohol and drug buses are set to hit the road to help Victoria Police crackdown on drunk and drug-affected drivers. Police Minister Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and the Transport Accident Safety Commission (TAC) to watch officers put their training to the test, using the new state-of-the-art […]

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Specialist Equipment And Technology Boost To Police

New specialist equipment and vehicles will give Victoria Police the edge when responding to dangerous crowds and large-scale incidents, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record community safety investment. The new Operations Response Unit equipment includes firearms, command and fleet vehicles. The state-of-the-art equipment was funded as part of the Victorian Government’s $596 million […]

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Safer Roads: Police Out In Force This Long Weekend

Victoria Police will saturate holiday hot spots, regional highways and city roads as part of a four-day blitz to take dangerous, distracted and impaired drivers off our roads. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer to launch Operation Arid, the state’s four-day operation to target speeding, drink and drug […]

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Ballarat To Home New Forensic Hub To Aid Local Police

The Andrews Labor Government has joined Victoria Police today to announce the location and commencement of design of a new state-of-the-art forensic hub in Ballarat to target ice and other drugs in Western Victoria. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced the Western Region Forensic Hub will help keep the community safe by allowing police […]

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New Alcohol And Drug Buses Roll Off The Production Line

The first of a newly constructed fleet of alcohol and drug buses will soon roll-out across the state and will help Victoria Police in the fight against drunk and drug-affected drivers. Police Minister Lisa Neville today inspected the state-of-the-art buses in Ballarat, which will replace the ageing fleet with new vehicles aimed at giving police […]

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New Centre To Prevent Lone Actor Attacks Unveiled

The Andrews Labor Government has joined Victoria Police to unveil the new Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC), designed to combat terrorist and lone actor attacks and keep the community safe. Specialist police will team up with forensic and mental health experts at the new centre in a bid to target high-risk persons who pose a […]

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Robot Recruits: High-Tech Bomb Robots Join The Front Line

The Andrews Labor Government’s technology revolution for Victoria Police continues, with another two-new high-tech bomb response robots joining the front line. Police Minister Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to unveil two new state-of-the-art robots that will assist police with surveillance, security and bomb-disposal operations. The Telerob Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Observation Robot (TEODOR) is […]

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New Mernda Police Station Officially Open

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring police have the state-of-the-art facilities they need to keep Victorians safe with the new $15 million Mernda Police Station officially opening its doors today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton today to officially open the 24-hour station, which […]

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