The Victorian Government is making the biggest ever investment in law and order in our state’s history, recruiting and deploying an extra 3,135 new police.
In this year’s Budget, we are increasing our investment by making sure our police have everything they need – the training, the tools and the technology – to tackle crime.
What will the money be used for?
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 provides further resources for Victoria Police including:
Relocating Melbourne East Police Station
$41.4 million for relocating Melbourne East Police Station to a new fit for purpose building and acquiring land for a new police station at Point Cook.
Local crime prevention initiatives
$25 million for local crime prevention initiatives, including youth crime prevention projects, the Public Safety Infrastructure and Community Safety funds, and crime prevention agencies such as Crime Stoppers and Neighbourhood Watch.
Provide Victoria Police with long-arm firearms
$25 million to provide Victoria Police with additional long-arm firearms to keep Victorians safe.
Strengthen Victoria Police’s response to serious and organised technology-enabled crime
$24.2 million to strengthen Victoria Police’s response to serious and organised technology-enabled crime, including increasing their capacity to tackle online child exploitation.
Mobile policing units
$9.4 million for mobile policing units to respond to crime when and where it happens.