Hi-Tech Cops: Victoria On Cutting Edge Of Crime Fighting

14 June 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping our police at the cutting edge of crime fighting, with new technology to give officers better access to information on family violence, public disorder and terrorist threats.

Victoria Police is seeking Requests for Tender for its new Intelligence Management and Analytics solution after the Government delivered a record $227 million investment in police technology in the Victorian Budget 2016/17.

The new system will ensure Victoria Police has efficient access to data and intelligence, giving our hardworking police officers the information they need, when they need it.

The new intelligence system will free up more police and support officers to:

  • provide the best, most effective response to law and order issues including counter terrorism by giving officers quicker access to higher quality information
  • spend more time on operational duties rather than administrative tasks
  • better use of intelligence and information to focus on crime prevention

The Labor Government has made a massive investment in police resources, with a $596 million Public Safety Package announced in the Budget.

This includes funding for more than 400 new police, new state-of-the-art equipment including body-worn cameras, mobile technology, antiballistic vests and night vision, and a $15 million 24/7 Monitoring and Assessment Centre to ensure police can rapidly respond to major incidents.

Victoria Police will seek tender for the new mobile technology shortly, giving frontline police quicker access to the information they need to respond to family violence incidents and gang crime.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville

“Victoria Police will soon have some of the most advanced technology in the country thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s investments in new equipment and intelligence.”

“Information is the lifeblood of modern policing, and this technology will build on our huge investments in frontline policing, including 406 new sworn officers.”

“Officers will soon have efficient access to critical information around family violence and counter terrorism incidents as soon as they need it.”

“We promised the Chief Commissioner he’d get the resources he needs – and we’re

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