Topic: Police and emergency services

Supporting Victims As Part Of Victoria Police Reforms

A new independent body will be established to oversee a redress and restorative engagement scheme for victims of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault at Victoria Police. The Andrews Labor Government’s Police Redress Scheme will be overseen by the Department of Justice and Regulation and will be independent of Victoria Police. It is expected to […]

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Delivering Safer Roads With New Technology For Police

New police technology will help get dangerous drivers and unregistered vehicles off our roads even faster, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced that Motorola Solutions is the successful tenderer for new Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology that will start to hit the streets from February next year. The […]

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Even More Police On The Beat

There are more frontline police now than ever before, with more to hit the roads in coming months, following continued investment by the Andrews Labor Government into Victoria Police. New employee data released this week by Victoria Police shows there are 1,544 more full time equivalent (FTE) police officers today than there were when the […]

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Protecting Frontline Police With New Ballistic Vests

More than 14,000 new ballistic vests will be rolled out across the police force to improve personal safety and meet the demands of modern policing, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced Melbourne-based Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) had been awarded the tender for the new vests after a successful […]

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New Police Starting In Geelong

People in Geelong will see more police on the streets, with an 18 new police officers already rolled out to local police stations this year, following record investment from the Andrews Labor Government to deliver the biggest boost to police resources in Victoria Police’s history. Minister for Police and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville met […]

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New Specialist Police Vehicles

New specialist police vehicles will hit the road to help crack down on public order incidents, boosting police capacity to rapidly respond to hostile and violent crowds and riotous incidents. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Acting Superintendent Greg Barras to unveil four new and specialist transport vehicles for the Public Order Response Team […]

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Giving Paramedics New Skills And Rural Communities Better Care

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding the role of paramedics working in rural communities to improve patient care when an emergency strikes. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today unveiled the Advanced Paramedic Roles Implementation Pilot, which will trial new roles for paramedics in rural communities. The advanced paramedic roles will be trialled in new […]

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New Campaign Clamping Down On Petrol Thieves

Petrol thieves who fill up then flee will be the focus of a new campaign to help Victoria Police crackdown on fuel theft, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today launched the We See You Too campaign, an almost $100,000 investment from the Labor Government, which will be delivered by […]

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CCTV Overhaul To Improve Safety In Shepparton

CCTV in Shepparton will be expanded and upgraded with 16 new cameras to help target crime and improve community safety, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced $280,000 in funding for a CCTV camera expansion in Shepparton, with Greater Shepparton City Council contributing $90,000 to the project. The new […]

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New Bourke Street Police Hub As Police Numbers Boom

A new police station in the heart of the CBD will provide an even stronger police presence and support police operations across the city to prevent crime and keep Victorians safe as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record boost to Victoria Police. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane in […]

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