A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will give communities in Clyde North and Officer the state-of-the-art, 24 hour police station they deserve to help police keep the community safe.

Purpose-built, 24 hour police stations that provide round-the-clock counter services and patrols are vital to help tackle crime and keep communities safe in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.

A re-elected Labor Government will invest $34 million to build a new police station on a new site in Clyde North that is highly visible, more accessible to the community and better suits operational needs.

It will accommodate uniform police officers as well as include interview rooms, conference rooms, discrete public consultation facilities and a high-level of security. Construction of the new station is due for completion in 2022.

This builds on the Andrews Labor Government’s existing investment of more than $200 million in police infrastructure, replacing or refurbishing 35 metropolitan and regional police stations and 10 police residences.

The Liberals cut Victoria Police’s budget and failed to fund any new police officers, so they can’t be trusted to deliver what these communities need.

In contrast, Labor is delivering the single biggest funding boost in the history of the Victoria Police force, with more than $2 billion to recruit 3,135 more police, and upgrade and build new police stations, across the state.

Unlike the Liberals, Labor won’t short-change Clyde North and Officer when it comes to community safety.

As part of this, we’re delivering an extra 96 police officers across the Dandenong Division which covers Officer and Clyde North – and giving police the powers, resources and tools they need to keep the community safe.

And we’re seeing this make a real difference with the independent Crime Statistics Agency showing the crime rate for the year to June 2018 down 17.4 per cent in Casey compared to the previous 12 month period.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville

“Only Labor will build a new 24 hour, state-of-the-art facility in Clyde North to give police officers the facilities they need to drive down crime and keep the community safe.”

“We’ve listened to Victoria Police and we’re giving them the modern facilities they need, as well as the powers, resources and tools to keep Victorians safe.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Cranbourne Pauline Richards

“This new station will put the police in the heart of our community, and allow our local police force to grow in facilities that are fit for purpose.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Bass Jordan Crugnale

“With so many new officers being deployed to the area, Labor will build the very best facilities for our police force.”

Quote attributable to Labor Candidate for Gembrook Michael Galea

“We know that police in our community are in desperate need of a new police station, and only Labor will deliver it.”