Police Resources

A newspaper article appearing earlier this week reported that in keeping with its new method of policing, Victoria Police has added yet another police station to its growing list of fully or partially closed police stations.

The article should have also run a warning to all Victorian communities — that their police stations are under threat from this soft-on-crime government.

Of course the Minister claims to know nothing of this policy to close stations, as he says these are operational matters.

However, the serious flaw in the Minister's claim is that these closures have been ordered by the new Chief Commissioner of Police according to his belief that police stations are only used for having statutory declarations signed and in line with what he calls his new method of policing.

Surely a responsible Minister would have done his due diligence and agreed with his new Chief Commissioner's policing approach.