Ken Lay Announces His Resignation

Monday, 29 December 2014 13:04

I have advised both the Governor and the Premier of my intention to stand down as Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.

Keeping The Faith

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 10:09

I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you on this the 10th anniversary of the Multi-faith Dinner. 

Stand Up, Speak Out

Monday, 24 November 2014 09:10

Firstly let me acknowledge the work of the White Ribbon Foundation and their CEO Libby Davies who joins us here this morning…Libby I’m proud to be one of your ambassadors.

Launch of the Report Racism Pilot

Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:03

It’s a real pleasure to be at VACSAL today to launch the Report Racism Pilot.

Silk Miller Commemoration 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014 03:34

Good morning everyone, I am Superintendent Peter Lardner.  I am the Divisional Commander for Prahran and St. Kilda Police.

Tasty Nightclub Apology

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 03:34

Thank you for your kind introduction

ACT at Work

Thursday, 31 July 2014 07:16

I want to explore how we can collectively lead change to tackle one of the key social policy issues we face in Victoria…Family Violence and in particular - how men relate to women in our community. 

The experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime

Monday, 21 July 2014 07:14

We are here for the launch of an extremely important report -  Beyond Doubt: The experiences of people with disabilities reporting crime.

Modernising Victoria Police

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:23


Walk The Talk

Monday, 02 June 2014 07:19


Setting The Agenda

Friday, 30 May 2014 08:38

The theme of this conference…“Setting the Agenda” is what I want to talk to you about today.

Our Triple Zero Heros

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:16

I have been reminded that tonight is not a night for long speeches but I would like to thank Erik for the opportunity to say a few words.

Mad Max Was Crazed, Wiley And Heavily Armed

Monday, 20 January 2014 08:43

Victoria Police’s history is filled with heroes. Men and women who have risked—and sometimes lost—their lives saving others, or chasing criminals. Victoria Police members have arrived at shoot-outs and bushfires; hostage situations and floods. We’re always there. 

The Chaplain Works With The Humanity Of The Police Officer

Monday, 20 January 2014 08:37

The public might know something about certain specialist services of Victoria Police—the homicide squad or highway patrol; Special Operations Group or the water police. But perhaps fewer would consider the special work of police chaplains. On August 26th, I spoke at a dinner held to thank them.

There Was Barbarism And Loneliness In Their Final Moments

Monday, 20 January 2014 08:33

On the 24th October, I attended a re-dedication ceremony for three special graves: those of Sergeant Kennedy and Constables Lonigan and Scanlan— three Victoria Police members killed by the Kelly gang. 


Monday, 20 January 2014 08:25

Last week, I had the honour of sharing the stage with former Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja at the National Press Club. We were invited to speak on the prevention of violence against women. Four months ago, Natasha became the inaugural chair of the

Our Culture Is Heavy With Warped and Misspent Masculinity

Monday, 20 January 2014 08:17

The Member for Mitcham, Dee Ryall, invited me to speak on violence against women at a community forum in August. I was grateful for the opportunity, and heartened that the speech was picked up by news sites and circulated on social media. We really need to get this message out: too many women are vulnerable to male aggression and vulgarity.

Then There's the Emotional Tax

Monday, 20 January 2014 08:03

What does a homicide investigator actually do? This was touched upon in a speech I gave on the 18th of October, when I had the pleasure of attending a dinner commemorating the 70th anniversary of Victoria Police's Homicide Squad.

Eric was a Machine

Monday, 20 January 2014 06:29

2013 marks the 160th anniversary of Victoria Police. Our organisation has been marking it in many ways, including the sale of collectible posters.

Chief Commissioner Ken lay speaks at the royal women's hospital white ribbon day breakfast

Friday, 23 November 2012 10:41

Chief Commissioner Ken Lay's speech at the Royal Women's Hospital White Ribbon Day breakfast on November 23rd 2012.

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