Topic: Police and emergency services

Ballarat To Home New Forensic Hub To Aid Local Police

The Andrews Labor Government has joined Victoria Police today to announce the location and commencement of design of a new state-of-the-art forensic hub in Ballarat to target ice and other drugs in Western Victoria. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced the Western Region Forensic Hub will help keep the community safe by allowing police […]

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New Alcohol And Drug Buses Roll Off The Production Line

The first of a newly constructed fleet of alcohol and drug buses will soon roll-out across the state and will help Victoria Police in the fight against drunk and drug-affected drivers. Police Minister Lisa Neville today inspected the state-of-the-art buses in Ballarat, which will replace the ageing fleet with new vehicles aimed at giving police […]

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New Centre To Prevent Lone Actor Attacks Unveiled

The Andrews Labor Government has joined Victoria Police to unveil the new Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC), designed to combat terrorist and lone actor attacks and keep the community safe. Specialist police will team up with forensic and mental health experts at the new centre in a bid to target high-risk persons who pose a […]

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Victoria Launches Night Time Trial Of Firefighting Aircraft

In an Australian first, aircraft will take to the sky at night to test the use of night-vision technology to drop water on fires. Emergency Services Minister James Merlino said the trial, led by Emergency Management Victoria (EMV), will guide the future use of night-time aerial firefighting in this state. The trial will be based […]

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Graduate Paramedics Hit The Road To Save Lives

Nearly 100 paramedics are ready to hit the road and help save lives and give Victorians the treatment they deserve. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today joined Ambulance Victoria’s latest batch of graduate paramedics at a ceremony at Etihad Stadium. A total of 98 paramedics have now completed their 12-month Ambulance Victoria Graduate Ambulance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services, Minister for Health

Andrew Katos Needs To Stand Up For Community Safety

Parts of the Greater Geelong region are not protected as they should be and efforts to modernise our fire services are being blocked by the Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos. Mr Katos’s reckless opposition to the Andrews Labor Government’s common-sense fire services reforms is putting lives across the region at risk. Media reports have […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Robot Recruits: High-Tech Bomb Robots Join The Front Line

The Andrews Labor Government’s technology revolution for Victoria Police continues, with another two-new high-tech bomb response robots joining the front line. Police Minister Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to unveil two new state-of-the-art robots that will assist police with surveillance, security and bomb-disposal operations. The Telerob Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Observation Robot (TEODOR) is […]

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Getting It Done: New Hoppers Crossing Ambulance Station

Paramedics now have the facilities they need to respond to emergencies faster with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance branch in Hoppers Crossing. Member for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy and Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller today officially opened the new $3 million ambulance station in Bethany Drive, Tarneit. The facility has four ambulance bays, six bedrooms, […]

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Latest CFA Response Times Released For Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government has today released the latest set of CFA response time data showing the Latrobe Valley region continues to struggle to respond to emergency incidents. As a result, an additional 20 career firefighters will be deployed to Moe and surrounding areas by the end of 2018, ensuring 24-hour protection for local communities. […]

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New Mernda Police Station Officially Open

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring police have the state-of-the-art facilities they need to keep Victorians safe with the new $15 million Mernda Police Station officially opening its doors today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green joined Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton today to officially open the 24-hour station, which […]

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