People in Kororoit will see more police on the streets, with an additional six frontline police officers starting with local police stations this month, following record investment from the Andrews Labor Government for the biggest boost to resources in Victoria Police’s history.
Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz welcomed the six new police who will service communities in the North West Metro Region Division 3.
These police officers are part of the Labor Government’s 3,135 new police which are being deployed to communities across Victoria.
Each year, allocations for communities across the state are determined by Victoria Police’s Staffing Allocation Model, which examines key data to ensure local communities have the police resources they need.
The model was developed by Victoria Police in consultation with the Police Association and is endorsed by the Labor Government.
We have deployed 63 new officers in the past year to the North West Metro Division 3, which covers Melton and Brimbank, with a further 13 rolling out in coming months.
The new police officers will be out in the community protecting residents and helping to reduce crime.
The Labor Government’s Community Safety Statement, is underpinned by a record $2 billion investment that is giving police the resources, powers and laws it needs to keep Victoria safe.
This stands in stark contrast to the former Liberal Government, who failed to invest in one single additional officer, cut $100 million from the Victoria Police budget and slashed 350 frontline justice staff.
Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz
“I’d like to welcome the new police officers who have just started and their valuable work serving the people of Kororoit.”
“This is another major community safety boost for Kororoit – our community can expect to see more police on the street, more proactive patrols and even stronger enforcement over the next 12 months.”
“The safety of people in Kororoit is a key priority for me. That’s why I’m proud the Andrews Labor Government has listened to police to give them everything they need – the resources, the technology and the powers – to keep our community safe.”