New laws to tackle crime

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

The Vic­to­rian Government is at­tempt­ing to fix the state’s crime con­cerns with new laws, more spe­cial­ist po­lice, equip­ment and tech­nol­ogy to crack down on se­ri­ous and or­gan­ised crime.

Po­lice Minister Lisa Neville and Vic­to­ria Po­lice Chief Com­mis­sioner Gra­ham Ash­ton re­leased the government’s second Com­mu­nity Safety State­ment and an­nounced a $115 mil­lion pack­age to be funded in the 2018-19 Vic­to­rian Budget.

The new state­ment recom­mits the government and Vic­to­ria Po­lice to a shared com­mu­nity safety vi­sion, in­clud­ing $24 mil­lion for new on­line in­ves­ti­ga­tors and cy­ber tech­nol­ogy to tar­get or­gan­ised crime on­line, money laun­der­ing, drug and firearm dis­tri­bu­tion and child ex­ploita­tion; and a $25 mil­lion crime preven­tion pack­age to sup­port com­mu­ni­ties, Neigh­bour­hood Watch, Crime Stop­pers and the Na­tional Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Theft Re­duc­tion Coun­cil.

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