2017 Q1 - Victoria
It is my pleasure to offer this quarterly report on the initiatives that the Victoria Police Department has undertaken in the first quarter of 2017.
During this period, VicPD supported a number of community-focussed initiatives including the Chinese New Year Parade, a Solidarity Gathering for the Muslim Community, Black History Month commemorations, the Stolen Sisters March, and the Coldest Night of the Year event. These important community events saw the participation of members of our Senior Command Team, VicPD officers and our Volunteers and Reserves.
In terms of operations, all of VicPD’s divisions continue to follow an intelligence-led policing approach through our Strategic Operations Council, which sets out the department’s priorities within our communities. We continue to remain responsive to the needs of individual citizens and their unique neighbourhoods through two-way dialogue that occurs in person, online through our many social media channels, and through community events.
VicPD remains engaged within our community and we intend to enhance the breadth and depth of that engagement in the second quarter of 2017 as we plan for several engagement events associated with our major 2017 Community and Business Survey project. Through continued two-way dialogue and active engagement with individuals, groups, and businesses in our community, we look forward to continuing to provide the policing services that our citizens expect and deserve.
Acting Chief Constable