Melbourne is consistently included in the list of 10 most livable cities in the world. One factor that contributes to that is the peace and order situation in Melbourne and in the other towns of the state of Victoria. While there are police cases of offenses against persons and property, the general satisfaction among the residents with the efficiency of the police force is at a high level. The same is true with the public's confidence in the capability of the Victoria Police. It also registers a high mark. In fact, it is one of the highest in the world.
Armed with Smith & Wesson M&Ps, Victoria Police Force members have been declared as physically fit and well trained. They patrol the main roads, side streets, alleys, highways and byways of Victoria. Policemen are seen making routine inspections of malls, train stations and other high-risk areas.
Passing through the city and suburbs of Melbourne, and even through the inland towns, travelers easily notice that houses have no window grills and no front fences. Though they have low side fences, most houses seem to be vulnerable to intrusions from the front area. Many home owners solely rely on burglar alarm systems. And they sleep soundly at night and feel safe at day as they know, for a fact, that the men and women of the Victoria Police are doing their job well and they are only a phone call away.
|Australian Federal Police car|
|Victoria Police Highway Patrol car|
|Another Highway Patrol car|
|Victoria Police patrol car|
|Victoria Police wagon|
|Hummer as Victoria Police service vehicle|
|Lamborghini as Victoria Police car|
|Another Lamborghini as Victoria Police car|
|Victoria Police Patrol car|
|Victoria Police van|
|Victoria's Mounted Police|
|On standby during a rally|
|Directing traffic on Swanston St. during the Chinese New Year Festival in Melbourne|
|Police conducting D-U-I testing at a checkpoint at the outskirts of Daylesford in Victoria|
|Going after reckless or over speeding drivers|