Huge Boost For Victoria Police Ranks

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Huge Boost For Victoria Police Ranks

Victoria Police has scored a huge manpower boost from May, with 825 new officers joining the ranks.

The new recruits will be rolled out over the next year, targeting areas of highest need. That means 300 police will be allocated to growth regions such as Geelong, Wyndham, Melton, Hume and Cardinia Police Service Areas.

208 specialist family violence police are also being deployed, to join Violence Investigation Units with dedicated detectives and intelligence practitioners embedded into the teams.

An additional 121 police will beef up resources at the Police Assistance Line and Online Reporting and help with an expansion of the Air Wing.

103 recruits will be used to backfill staff taking part in Victoria Police's Parental Leave program, and 93 additional members will join specialist areas such as Road Policing, Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Covert Support, Professional Standards and Transit and Public Safety commands, and the Legal Services Department.

All these new officers are part of the first new rollout of 2,729 extra police being deployed by July 2022.

So where are they going? Here's the full statewide breakdown:

EASTERN REGION

Forest Hill Division

• Divisional Crime Investigation Unit (14)

• Divisional Sexual Offences & Child Abuse Investigation Unit (2)

• Divisional Highway Patrol (2)

• Whitehorse Police Service Area (12)

• Monash Police Service Area (12)

• Manningham Police Service Area (10)

Knox Division

• Knox Police Service Area (2)

• Maroondah Police Service Area (2)

Goulburn Valley Division

• Shepparton Police Service Area (2)

Bairnsdale Division

• Wellington Police Service Area (2)

 

WESTERN REGION

Geelong Division

• Divisional Highway Patrol (2)

• Geelong Police Service Area (17)

Ballarat Division

• Ballarat Police Service Area (3)

• Divisional Crime Investigation Unit (1)

 

SOUTHERN METRO REGION

Prahran Division

• Divisional Crime Investigation Unit (7)

• Port Phillip Police Service Area (6)

• Stonnington Police Service Area (6)

Moorabbin Division

• Divisional Crime Investigation Unit (5)

• Divisional Sexual Offences & Child Abuse Investigation Unit (5)

• Kingston Police Service Area (8)

• Glen Eira Police Service Area (4)

Dandenong Division

• Cardinia Police Service Area (6)

• Divisional Sexual Offences & Child Abuse Investigation Unit (4)

• Divisional Highway Patrol (12)

• Division Crime Investigation Unit (6)

• Divisional Crime Scene Services (4)

 

NORTH WEST METRO REGION

Melbourne Division

• Yarra Police Service Area (13)

Westgate Division

• Divisional Crime Scene Services (1)

• Divisional Crime Investigation Unit (12)

• Hobsons Bay Police Service Area (6)

• Maribyrnong Police Service Area (2)

• Wyndham Police Service Area (12)

Brimbank Division

• Melton Police Service Area (4)

Fawkner Division

• Divisional Highway Patrol (5)

• Divisional Crime Investigation Unit (19)

• Divisional Crime Scene Services (4)

• Hume Police Service Area (15)

• Moreland Police Service Area (2)

Diamond Creek Division

• Divisional Highway Patrol (2)

• Divisional Crime Investigation Unit (17)

• Divisional Crime Scene Services (6)

• Divisional Sexual Offences & Child Abuse Investigation Unit (2)

• Banyule Police Service Area (6)

• Darebin Police Service Area (8)

• Whittlesea Police Service Area (8)


And here's where authorities will place 208 family violence specialist roles:

EASTERN REGION

• Box Hill (8)

• Knox (2)

• Bairnsdale (6)

• Morwell (10)

• Shepparton (5)

• Wangaratta (7)

• Benalla (3)

• Sale (5)

• Seymour (3)

• Wodonga (2)

• Croydon (6)

• Kilmore (2)

• Warragul (1)

• Wonthaggi (1)

 

WESTERN REGION

• Ballarat (10)

• Bendigo (10)

• Geelong (9)

• Horsham (7)

• Mildura (7)

• Warrnambool (6)

• Swan Hill (5)

 

SOUTHERN METRO REGION

• Dandenong (14)

• Moorabbin (7)

• Frankston (1)

• Prahran (6)

• Seaford (1)

• Somerville (8)

 

NORTH WEST METRO REGION 

• Caroline Springs (7)

• Fawkner (5)

• Melbourne West (6)

• Epping (2)

• Wyndham (6)

• Brimbank (2)

• Footscray (2)

• Mernda (5)

• Broadmeadows (3)

• Preston (3)

• Heidelberg (2)

• Laverton (1)

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