Victoria Deputy Premier Peter Ryan
Victoria Minister for Police Peter Ryan
Coalition Recruitment Drive To Boost Police Numbers
Victor P Taffa
An extra 1,700 Police will join Victoria’s fight against violent crime and anti-social behaviour over the next four years as the Victorian Coalition Government undertakes a new recruitment drive to boost Police numbers.
Launching the Coalition’s recruitment campaign at the Glen Waverley Police Academy today, Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Peter Ryan said the additional Police would make Metropolitan and Regional communities safer.
“Victoria needs the best recruits from all backgrounds who have the drive, passion and commitment to serve their community as a member of the Victoria Police force.” Mr. Ryan said.
“The dedication and enthusiasm required to complete academy training ensure that new recruits are well prepared to face the challenges of what is ultimately a very rewarding career.”
Mr. Ryan said those who had the compatible skills, education and life experience required to uphold the values of Victoria Police and who wanted to make their community safer should fill out an application form.
The recruitment campaign, which includes television, radio, print and online advertising, advises the public that hundreds of career opportunities exist within Victoria Police.
“The Coalition Government remains absolutely committed to providing 1,700 additional Police and 940 Victoria Police Protective Services Officers to reduce the levels of violence and antisocial behaviour which have escalated over the past 11 years under the former Labor Government.” Mr. Ryan said.
“Under Labor, Victoria had the lowest number of frontline Police per person and spent less on Police resources per capita than any other state in Australia.”
The television commercial will air tonight on all free-to-air stations and will run for three weeks, with the radio commercial following a similar format. Print and online advertising will support these commercials in major Metropolitan and Regional Publications.