Topic: Police and emergency services

Bedroom Smoke Alarms Offer Best Chance To Survive Fire

Victorians are being urged to give themselves and their families the best chance of surviving a house fire by ensuring working smoke alarms are installed in all bedrooms. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today launched a new advertising campaign at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre with the MFB and the CFA, […]

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State-Of-The-Art Victoria Police HQ One Step Closer

The new state-of-the-art police precinct in Melbourne’s CBD has marked a significant milestone, with all major structural works now complete on the Victoria Police Centre. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton to attend a topping out ceremony for the brand-new Victoria Police headquarters at 311 Spencer Street. […]

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Family Violence Reporting Tool Goes Live Across Victoria

Frontline police officers across Victoria now have access to a new family violence reporting tool to ensure timely and more accurate incident reports can be filed in the field. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Family Violence Command Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter to announce the state-wide launch of the new Family […]

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Statement On Former Police Commissioner Mick Miller

On behalf of the Victorian Government, I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sinclair Imrie “Mick” Miller AO, LVO, QPM, and offer my condolences to his family, friends and Victoria Police during this difficult time. Mr Miller was an iconic figure within the force who was greatly admired by current and former […]

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Latest Fire Response Times Now Available

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today released the latest response times of Victoria’s fire services, with the full results now available online. The latest data shows a strong emergency response from fire services across Victoria, with opportunities to improve in key areas. The data captured a busy summer season, with the number […]

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Record Recruitment Drive Boosts Police Numbers

Victoria has more police on the beat than ever before thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record police investment, with more than 2,144 additional officers employed today compared to November 2014. There are now 15,295 full time equivalent police officers employed across Victoria, according to the latest police employment figures released today. This represents a […]

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New Police Eye In The Sky To Keep Victorians Safe

Victoria Police will have even more eyes in the sky to help keep the community safe and solve crime, with the launch of a dedicated drone unit, backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Acting Premier and Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to unveil the new technology at Essendon […]

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New Intelligence To Takedown Drug Dealers

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its fight against drug traffickers, with new police drug intelligence to stop trafficking and reduce the devastating scourge of addiction. The $4.7 million investment will ensure Victoria Police can continue to expand the specialist Forensic Drug Intelligence Capability Program to better target manufacturers and dealers, using intelligence to […]

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Ocean Grove Surf Life-Saving Club Officially Opened

The new Ocean Grove life-saving clubhouse has been officially opened, boosting the safety of beachgoers at one of Victoria’s most popular surf beaches. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville today unveiled the plaque to mark the opening of the modern, fit-for-purpose clubhouse, thanking the club and the community for delivering the facility. The […]

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Funding Boosts For Emergency Services Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government is giving volunteer emergency service groups the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $150,000 to help buy operational equipment and fund minor facility upgrades. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville announced today that applications were open for the 2019–20 round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program funding. […]

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