POLICE REFLECT ON LIVES LOST IN 2018
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
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
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
Victoria Police was the worthy winner of the Public Relations Institute of Australia’s Golden Target ‘Thought Leadership Campaign’ award in Sydney last night.
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
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
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
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
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
Victoria Police has unveiled new ballistic vests that will be seen on the streets from early 2019.
PSOs on the move
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Victoria Police is today launching a new ‘contact card’ as part of its commitment to transparent and accountable policing.
More people means more patrols.
Wyndham has one of the fastest growing populations in the state. In addition to more police officers, they also have an extra divisional van hitting the streets each night from 8pm. More people means more patrols.
Protective Services Officers Powers
Victoria Police Protective Services Officers have a number of powers to ensure your safety and the safety of others. This series of four short videos we’ll explain what those powers are and how we’re working together to keep you safe.