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Our Record Recruitment Drive Has Boosted Police Numbers

Victoria has more police on the beat than ever before thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record police investment, with more than 2,144 additional officers employed today compared to November 2014.

There are now 15,295 full time equivalent police officers employed across Victoria, according to the latest police employment figures released today.

This represents a 16 percent increase in police over the past four-and-a-half years, with regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne all seeing a boost to police resources.

The Labor Government’s record police investment is delivering 3,135 new police – on top of attrition – as well as new crime fighting technology, intelligence systems and the new Police Assistance Line to help the community better access police services.