This Budget provides $342 million for an additional 502 police and 50 Protective Service Officers (PSOs) over the next two years to meet the growing needs of the state, building on the 3,135 new police officers already on our streets thanks to the Government’s record funding for Victoria Police.
The Victorian Government is committed to providing a strong justice system that not only delivers a safer Victoria, but also minimises the chance that those who have been convicted of crimes will reoffend.
Central to this are initiatives designed to support a strengthening of our justice system, and provide resources for areas that require them such as:
- $215 million to equip frontline police officers and PSOs with conducted energy devices, including body-worn cameras and training, to ensure police and PSOs have additional non-lethal options to safely resolve violent or dangerous situations
- $47 million to build a replacement fit for purpose 24-hour South Melbourne police station and to build a new police station in Point Cook to serve the growing local community.
Reviewed 03 May 2022