Topic: Police and emergency services

Budget Boost For Wonthaggi SES Volunteers

A significant step towards new Victoria State Emergency Service facilities in Wonthaggi has been taken thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited Wonthaggi today to announce the Victorian Budget 2018/19 provided $2 million for VICSES to acquire new land for the Wonthaggi unit. The funding will enable […]

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New Police Boat Makes A Splash In The Fight Against Crime

Victoria Police has a sleek new state-of-the-art patrol vessel to keep Victorians safe on the water. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Acting Inspector Mark O’Rourke in Williamstown to christen the new $3.5 million catamaran, which replaces the ageing VP01 vessel. The 16.5-metre-long boat can reach speeds of up to 37 knots and will […]

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Backing our state’s emergency services

Emergency services workers and volunteers will get the equipment and facilities they need to keep Victorians safe, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. More than $43 million will go towards upgrading and building new Country Fire Authority (CFA), State Emergency Service (SES) and Life Saving Victoria facilities, giving our emergency workers and volunteers the […]

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Keeping our state safe: more police, protection and prevention

Building on a record 3,135 new frontline officers, the Victorian Budget 2018/19 delivers the powers, tools and technology that Victoria Police need to keep our state safe. Following the release of the latest Community Safety Statement, the Budget invests $289 million to keep communities safe, crackdown on serious and organised crime, and strengthen the justice […]

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Emergency Volunteers To Share In $13.34m In Grants

Volunteer emergency-service groups can apply for Andrews Labor Government grants of up to $150,000 to help buy operational equipment and fund minor facility upgrades. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino announced today that applications are open for the 2018-19 round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program funding. Under the VESEP, the government matches every $1 […]

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New Vessels For Marine Search And Rescue Volunteers

Marine Search and Rescue groups across Victoria’s south-west are some of the first in the state to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s record $11.3 million funding boost. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Port Fairy Marine Rescue Service unit today, to announce funding for several replacement search-and-rescue boats in the region. Mr […]

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Victoria’s Brave Young Triple Zero Heroes Recognised

Thirty-one brave young Victorians have been honoured for showing courage and bravery beyond their years at the 14th Annual Triple Zero Hero Awards. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy attended today’s awards and congratulated the young people for remaining calm and calling Triple Zero in emergency situations that would […]

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Police Body-Worn Cameras To Boost Community Safety

Police in the Epping and Ballarat communities will be patrolling with body-worn cameras to better respond to and investigate crime thanks to a multi-million-dollar investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today launched the first stage of the Victoria Police state-wide roll out of body worn cameras, which will see 150 […]

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New Police Role Created To Target Young Offenders

The Andrews Labor Government is providing Victoria Police with the resources they need to crackdown on young offenders involved in serious crimes with the roll-out of a new police position, Youth Specialist Officers. The Labor Government provided funding for 42 new Youth Specialist Officers as a part of its historic $2 billion investment in the […]

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Keeping Victorians Safe: Police, Protection And Prevention

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the police, protection and prevention our state needs, with new laws, more specialist police, equipment and technology to crack down on serious and organised crime. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton to release the Labor Government’s second Community Safety Statement, and announce a […]

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