Topic: Police and emergency services

$13 Million Boost For Victoria’s Emergency Volunteers

Emergency services volunteers across the state will share in $13 million in grants to help them keep Victorian communities safe, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today visited the Stawell SES unit today to announce the outcome of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, delivering grants to 300 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

New Statue A Tribute To Victoria’s Champion Policewomen

The first-ever statue of a female police officer, which recognises the role that women play in policing over the past 100 years, has been unveiled at the Victoria Police Academy today. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Acting Chief Commissioner Andrew Crisp and Deputy Commissioner Wendy Steendam, Victoria’s highest ranking female police officer, to unveil […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Brand New Home For Northcote SES

Northcote SES volunteers will swap their flood-prone base for a modern operational hub, thanks to $3 million in funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today to announce the Northcote unit will relocate to the site previously occupied by the Heidelberg West Police. A […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

Tougher Penalties To Keep Victorians Safe On Our Roads

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a comprehensive package of driver safety reforms to toughen penalties for dangerous drivers and keep Victorians safe on our roads. Under the proposed changes, full licence holders detected with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05-0.069 will face licence cancellation and disqualification for three months for a first offence. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

New Tablets For Smarter Policing Across The State

The first of Victoria Police’s new mobile devices will hit the streets today as part of a state-wide roll-out of more than 10,000 devices across the state over the next five years. Minister for Police Lisa Neville joined Victoria Police members at North Melbourne train station to meet with police and see first-hand how transit […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Now Banned Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s crackdown on dangerous drugs continues with a new blanket ban on synthetic drugs coming into effect today. While many of these substances were previously available for purchase over the counter, anyone peddling these substances now faces tough penalties, including up to two years in prison or more than $38,000 in fines. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

More Rehab Beds, Better Treatment And Safer Streets

The Andrews Labor Government today unveiled a new plan to tackle skyrocketing ice and heroin deaths and help Victorians get the treatment they need to beat their addiction. The Labor Government’s $87 million Drug Rehabilitation Plan builds on the work done through the Ice Action Plan to save lives, treat users, keep our streets safe, […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Fire Services Response Data Published For The First Time

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the publication of fire services response data for the first time. Data from both the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the Country Fire Authority will now be published every quarter – starting today – as part of the Labor Government’s commitment to greater transparency. This brings fire services in line […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Emergency Services

New Clubhouses For Cape Paterson And Portsea Lifesavers

Two popular surf lifesaving clubs will benefit from multi-million dollar rebuilds to help lifesavers get on with the job of keeping beachgoers safe. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Services Harriet Shing today visited Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club to announce additional funding for new clubhouses to be built at Cape Paterson and Portsea, replacing existing […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Services

65 New Police To Hit The Frontline

Minister for Police Lisa Neville today congratulated Victoria Police’s 65 newest members during a graduation ceremony at the Victoria Police Academy. The recruits from squads 25 and 26 and Constable Qualifying Program Squad 34 have undergone an intensive training course, involving on-the-job training and placements at police stations. The Constable Qualifying Program course is a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police