Overland Resigns

Overland Resigns

Victoria Deputy Premier Peter Ryan

Victoria Minister for Police & Emergency Services Peter Ryan

Statement From The Deputy Premier

Victor P Taffa

Late on Tuesday 14 June 2011 the Victorian Ombudsman provided me with his Report on the Investigation into Victoria Police Crime Statistics.

I carefully considered the report and yesterday had discussions with the Premier on its contents.

The Government concluded that the report presented issues in relation to the management of Victoria Police that were of serious concern.

Accordingly, I spoke with the Chief Commissioner and advised him of the Government’s concerns.

The Government and Chief Commissioner came to a mutual agreement that it was appropriate for the Chief Commissioner to resign.

I would like to acknowledge the contribution that Simon Overland has made to Policing services, most recently to the people of Victoria and in particular Victoria Police.

I thank Simon for his service to the State of Victoria and wish him well in his future endeavours.