CONSTITUENCY QUESTION & RESPONSE | WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION
Mr Melhem: My constituency question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Honourable Lisa Neville, in the other place. I welcome the recent announcement that a further 709 officers are set to begin work over the next year. This includes an extra 207 family violence officers, a testament to the Andrews Labor government’s commitment to real action on family violence. In addition, this increase includes an extra 105 police allocated to the frontline to support parental leave, ensuring our hardworking police get that important time with their newborns. The west is home to some of the fastest growing suburbs in Victoria. With this immense growth comes an increased need for strong representation from Victoria Police. My question for the minister is: how many new police will be deployed by the Andrews Labor government in municipalities in my electorate of Western Metropolitan Region as part of this rollout?