Topic: Police and emergency services

Record Investment Continues To Drive A Safer Victoria

The latest Community Safety Statement Assurance Report has today been released, which shows more police officers are on the beat, tougher laws are starting to bite, and crime is falling. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Ron Iddles OAM APM, the Community Safety Trustee, for the release, with the report highlighting the important work […]

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A Safer CBD: More Permanent Protections On The Way

Safety will be significantly improved at Flinders Street Station as the next stage of a suite of Melbourne CBD security measures funded by the Andrews Labor Government are unveiled. Protective bollards and barriers will be installed around an expanded forecourt at Flinders Street Station. This will add 130 square metres of space and widen the […]

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Mobile PSOs To Keep Commuters Safe On Trains

Victorians can look forward to seeing more Protective Services Officers (PSOs) across the public transport network with PSOs to start patrolling trains from today, as part of a key community safety commitment delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined a team of PSOs at Southern Cross Station today as they […]

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Ballarat Body-Worn Camera Pilot Rolling Out Statewide

Police across another 59 police stations will be equipped with body-worn cameras by the end of the year, in addition to Ballarat and Epping, after a successful pilot and positive community feedback. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced that around 800 devices would be deployed by the end of the year after the pilot […]

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Body-Worn Cameras To Roll Out Across Victoria

Frontline police across 59 police stations will be equipped with body-worn cameras by the end of the year, in addition to Ballarat and Epping, after a successful pilot and positive community feedback. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced that around 800 devices would be deployed by the end of the year after the pilot […]

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After-Hours Outreach Program To Support Youths

Youth workers and police officers will target and prevent youth offending in Melbourne’s north-west and south as part of a 12-month pilot program funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Victoria Police at Werribee Police Station today to launch the pilot that will see a police officer paired with a […]

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Supporting A Safer Geelong And Bellarine

Geelong and Bellarine locals will benefit from safer community facilities as part of the latest round of Community Safety Fund grants, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today announced almost $30,000 in funding for four projects in the Geelong and Bellarine area, which include: $8,300 to Neighbourhood Watch in Leopold […]

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Supporting Gippsland: Community Crime Prevention

Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland locals will benefit from safer community facilities as part of the latest round of Community Safety Fund grants, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing welcomed $41,500 in funding for seven projects in the Gippsland area, which include: $5,700 to the Moe Scout Hall to […]

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New Shepparton Fire Station A Reality

Shepparton will have a brand-new fire station at Karibok Park, with Greater Shepparton City Council reaching agreement for the CFA to use the site. A $12.66 million station for the area was funded by the Andrews Labor Government to improve service delivery in the community. The new location will give Shepparton Fire Brigade more modern […]

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Fairer Firearms Regulations

Victoria’s new firearms regulations come into effect today following significant consultation with the firearm community, industry stakeholders, the public and Victoria Police. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today confirmed there would be no increases in licensing fees under the Firearms Regulations 2018, which maintain the same fee structure as the 2008 regulations. The new regulations […]

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