September 8, 2016  |  

Constituency Question – Police Resources

Mr CARROLL (Niddrie) — (9190) My question is also to the Minister for Police, who is at the table, and I ask: what is the government doing to tackle crime and ensure Victoria Police have the resources and support they need to keep my electorate safe and communities across Victoria safe? The 2016–17 state budget delivered a huge boost to police resources, and I understand the government is working very closely with Victoria Police to develop specific and targeted standalone offences to deal with aggravated burglaries and car thefts in our local communities. Finally, I ask the Minister for Police: what additional resources and support is the government providing to support our police force in tackling crime and ensure that our legislation is fit for the 21st century?