Topic: Police and emergency services

Police Call Centre Drives Jobs And Investment In Ballarat

Hundreds of jobs are on their way to Ballarat thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with Victoria’s new Police Assistance Line (PAL) one step closer to setting up shop to assist Victorians across the state. The Labor Government has provided $210 million to set up and operate the assistance line, part of its record investment […]

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Preventing Graffiti With Education In Greater Geelong

More than 200 young people in Ocean Grove have helped design anti-graffiti murals to tackle graffiti vandalism at Shell Road sporting precinct as part of a project funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today visited the Bellarine Sport and Aquatic Centre, where 16 of the boards designed by local students […]

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A Safer Melbourne CBD With New Speaker Network

A new public address speaker system in Melbourne’s CBD will help keep Victorians safe in the case of emergencies. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police North West Metro Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane at the State Library of Victoria following the first city-wide test of the new technology located across 65 sites in the […]

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A Growing Force And More Police On The Way

The biggest recruitment drive in the history of Victoria Police is delivering a record boost to police numbers, with more police officers in the community preventing crime and catching offenders. New employee data released today by Victoria Police shows there are 1,324 more full time equivalent (FTE) police officers today than there were when the […]

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Wyndham Super Station To Fight Crime In The West

The state-of-the-art Wyndham police hub is a step closer after police appointed a consultant project team to spearhead design and construction of the new facility. The $45 million Wyndham Police Complex will be one of the largest Victoria Police facilities outside the Melbourne’s CBD, with accommodation for approximately 550 police members, support staff and partnering […]

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SEM Fire And Rescue To Expand In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a defence industry supply chain contract to be manufactured by SEM Fire and Rescue in Ballarat. With support from the Labor Government’s Regional Jobs Fund, SEM Fire and Rescue will invest in its Ballarat specialist vehicle manufacturing facility to diversify its operations into the defence sector, creating 10 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Funding Boost For Marine Search And Rescue Volunteers

Marine Search and Rescue volunteers in Melbourne’s south are receiving new vessels and engines, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record $11.3 million investment in the sector. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Frankston Volunteer Coast Guard today to announce a range of funding commitments for Frankston and Carrum volunteers. Mr Merlino […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

New Laws To Crack Down On Emergency Worker Attacks

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on people who attack and injure emergency workers on duty by making sure they are given a custodial sentence, as well as further limiting the use of community correction orders. The Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2018 will be introduced into Parliament today, and will make injuring an […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Police Powers: DNA The Clue To Crack Unsolved Crimes

Police will no longer need court approval to get DNA samples from adults suspected of having committed an indictable offence under new powers to be introduced into parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Justice Legislation (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2018 streamlines powers for police when taking DNA samples for suspects of serious […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Faster Mobile Forensics To Investigate Crime Anywhere

Three new specialist forensic vehicles are ready to hit the road to give police investigators faster access to critical information at major crime scenes, including terrorism incidents. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to unveil the $2 million mobile trucks, funded by the Andrews Labor Government as part of a broader $49 […]

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