Topic: Police and emergency services

Drivers Urged To Stay Safe On The Roads This Easter

Victorians heading away for the Easter long weekend are reminded to slow down, stick to the speed limit and take regular breaks to ensure they stay safe on the roads. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined Victoria State Emergency Service volunteers to launch the annual Driver […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

New Alcohol And Drug Buses Hit The Road

The first of a new fleet of alcohol and drug buses are set to hit the road to help Victoria Police crackdown on drunk and drug-affected drivers. Police Minister Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police and the Transport Accident Safety Commission (TAC) to watch officers put their training to the test, using the new state-of-the-art […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Specialist Equipment And Technology Boost To Police

New specialist equipment and vehicles will give Victoria Police the edge when responding to dangerous crowds and large-scale incidents, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s record community safety investment. The new Operations Response Unit equipment includes firearms, command and fleet vehicles. The state-of-the-art equipment was funded as part of the Victorian Government’s $596 million […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Bendigo Students Getting Ready For A Future In The Force

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Bendigo get on the job training towards a future career in Victoria Police. Minister for Industry and Employment, Ben Carroll today visited Bendigo Police Station to meet a trainee from Bendigo Senior Secondary College who has been placed at the station through […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Bushfire Disaster Assistance For Victorian Communities

Disaster assistance has been extended to Victorian communities affected by the bushfires in the south west of the state. Assistance for the local government areas of Colac-Otway, Corangamite, Moyne and Southern Grampians is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Emerald SES Unit To Relocate To Bigger And Better Site

A new headquarters will be built for one of the state’s busiest Victoria State Emergency Services units, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Emerald today to announce the Emerald SES unit will relocate to a new, fit-for-purpose site on Belgrave-Gembrook Rd. Construction of the building is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services, Ministers

Memorial To Honour Emergency Management Personnel

Treasury Gardens will be home to a new Victorian Emergency Services Memorial commemorating those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting Victorian communities. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio and City of Melbourne Acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood today announced the site for the new memorial, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

New Fire Station For Ararat

A new fire station will be built in Ararat thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, delivering a major boost to one of the state’s oldest brigades. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Ararat today to announce the state-of-the-art station will be funded as part of a $60 million state-wide investment in firefighting facilities, training […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Safer Roads: Police Out In Force This Long Weekend

Victoria Police will saturate holiday hot spots, regional highways and city roads as part of a four-day blitz to take dangerous, distracted and impaired drivers off our roads. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer to launch Operation Arid, the state’s four-day operation to target speeding, drink and drug […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Major Boost As Hundreds More Police Hit The Beat

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more police on the beat with 825 new police officers set to hit the streets as part of the biggest police recruitment drive in Victorian history. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton today to announce the next stage of the allocation […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier