Topic: Police and emergency services

Fire Action Week: Stay Safe This Fire Season

Victoria’s firefighters are getting the support they need to keep the community safe this fire season, with Fire Action Week kicking off today. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino joined Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today to launch the annual fire-planning and preparation week and urge Victorians to prepare early for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Funding Boost For Kyneton CFA Firefighters

CFA brigades in Kyneton and surrounding areas have received a $110,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help them protect local communities. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the Kyneton Fire Station to switch on a new $23,000 back-up generator. The Kyneton station is the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

New Ferntree Gully Ambulance Branch Will Save More Lives

Paramedics in Ferntree Gully now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance branch. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the new $1.4 million ambulance branch on Dobson Street, Ferntree Gully. The new development replaces an ageing facility, built in the […]

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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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Fallen Heroes Honoured: National Police Remembrance Day

Police officers killed in the line of duty have been remembered as part of the National Police Remembrance Day memorial service at Kings Domain today. The day marks 100 years that women have been in policing roles in Victoria and provides a time to recognise the dedication, sacrifice and danger that all our police officers […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 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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