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AUSTRALIAN INVESTIGATION LEADS TO BIGGEST EVER U.S. METH SEIZURE

Friday, 08 February 2019 18:06 PROTECTING VIC

A country cop that pulled over a small time drug dealer has helped uncover Australia's largest ever meth bust - with an estimated street value of $1.29 billion.

VICTORIA POLICE LAUNCHES FACEBOOK MESSENGER

Friday, 01 February 2019 10:10 COMMUNITY

For the first time in Australian law enforcement history, social media users will be able to access breaking news and safety advice during emergencies, through Victoria Police’s Facebook Messenger. 

POLICE REFLECT ON LIVES LOST IN 2018

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:46 ROAD SAFETY

Victoria Police is honouring the memory of the 199 people who have lost their lives on the state’s roads this year with a Christmas tree featuring baubles inscribed with their first names and ages.

BOX HILL POLICE OFFICER WINS DISABILITY AWARD

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:42 COMMUNITY

A Box Hill police officer’s innovative thinking has been recognised for making a meaningful difference to a community member with a disability.

NEW PROGRAM HELPS BOOST AFRICAN POLICE OFFICERS

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:23 COMMUNITY

A new joint program is helping African-Australians succeed in their aspirations to become police and Protective Services Officers (PSOs) in Victoria.

'Unspeakable' win at national Public Relations award night

Friday, 02 November 2018 08:51 PROTECTING VIC

Victoria Police was the worthy winner of the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s Golden Target ‘Thought Leadership Campaign’ award in Sydney last night.

Distraction

Thursday, 01 November 2018 16:56

How often do you see drivers and pedestrians distracted by their mobile phones? Perhaps you're even guilty of it yourself. We recently hit the streets of Moreland to ask ALL road users to put their phones away and pay attention on our roads.

Soaring Numbers of Female Applicants

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:18 PROTECTING VIC

A well-known report commissioned by Hewlett Packard found that men were comfortable applying for a job when they met 60% of the role requirements, while women would only consider applying if they met 100% of them. Although this was an internal report, undertaken to establish the gender disparity in management positions, there is a broad acknowledgement among recruiters and human resource departments that these findings are consistent across a wide range of industries and employment levels.

POLICE TRIAL DIGITALLY RECORDED STATEMENTS FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE VICTIMS

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:53

Victoria Police officers in Ballarat and Epping are trialing the collection of digitally recorded statements on their body worn cameras for victims of family violence.

POLICE WARN AGAINST BITCOIN SCAM

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 14:46 PROTECTING VIC

Maribyrnong Crime Investigation Unit detectives are cautioning people about a scam which involves the victims paying large amounts of cash into a bitcoin automated telling machine in Braybrook.

NEW PROGRAM PAIRS POLICE WITH YOUTH WORKERS

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 14:45

A new innovative pilot partnership between police and youth workers designed to reduce youth offending has recently rolled out in Melbourne’s north-west and south-east (29 August).

Police reveal new ballistic vests

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 14:40 PROTECTING VIC

Victoria Police has unveiled new ballistic vests that will be seen on the streets from early 2019.

PSOs on the move

Monday, 01 October 2018 10:01 PROTECTING VIC

PSOs are now on the move, patrolling trains, platforms and surrounding areas across the metro railway network. We're with you throughout your journey, working together to keep you safe. 

EPA on noise pollution

Thursday, 27 September 2018 14:18 COMMUNITY

Ever been trying to fall asleep only to have a noisy vehicle wake you up? We recently headed out to get bikes and cars that breached the EPA’s noise limits off the road.

Operation Undique

Monday, 10 September 2018 16:53 PROTECTING VIC

Police from Knox, Boronia & Rowville joined forces for the launch of 'Operation UNDIQUE' - A combined Bike & Foot Patrol Operation that will run right across the Knox Municipality over the spring & summer months.

Youth Outreach Program

Thursday, 30 August 2018 15:32 COMMUNITY

Police are partnering with youth workers to help reduce youth offending. Youth workers will join police each night over 12 months for this ground-breaking program

Operation Inspect -- Firearms Check

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 16:49 PROTECTING VIC

To reduce the chance of firearms ending up in the wrong hands, all licence holders are subject to regular compliance checks. As part of Operation Inspect, police recently performed 248 firearms checks across Melbourne’s West.

Melbourne East police address homelessness - Part 1

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 18:28 COMMUNITY

As part of Homelessness Week 2018, in a two-part series, we explore the work being undertaken by Melbourne East Police to enhance their understanding of the issue. As they remind us, there’s no offence to be homeless. 

Donating Life

Friday, 03 August 2018 11:13 COMMUNITY

There are around 1,400 people on the Australian organ transplant waiting list at one time. In 2014, Sergeant Jason Wallace was one of these people. He was lucky enough to receive part of a liver which saved his life. That same year, another Victoria Police Sergeant, John Lowe, was experiencing the other side of organ donation after his wife tragically passed following a brain aneurism. Her donation saved the lives of six people. Watch their story.

Contact card to enhance police engagement

Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:21 PROTECTING VIC

Victoria Police is today launching a new ‘contact card’ as part of its commitment to transparent and accountable policing.

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