Child restraint initiative
In the last 12 months, over 1000 children under the age of eight have been injured in cars during collisions. 325 of those children were injured.
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.
Brimbank ride along - a policing night out in Melbourne's west
What’s an average night like for police out in Melbourne’s west? We joined them on a shift to find out.
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.