NEW WERRIBEE POLICE COMPLEX FOR GROWING COMMUNITY
The new Werribee Police Complex is delivering more important specialist policing services to the booming Wyndham community, better connecting them to policing, health and court services and ensuring local police have the modern facilities they need to keep the community safe.
Minister for Police Lisa Neville was joined today by Treasurer and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas to officially open the new $45 million station, located on the Princes Highway, Werribee.
The population served by this police station has more than doubled since the old station was built in the late 1980s.
The new station will enable police to better serve locals, businesses and visitors to Williams Landing, Truganina, Tarneit, Wyndham Vale, Manor Lakes, Werribee, Werribee South, Little River, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook and Laverton North.
The new facility is a 24-hour complex and has been operational since July 2021. It was designed with the diverse community in mind and provides a modern, future proofed facility to help local police continue to best serve the growing population.
It can accommodate up to approximately 500 staff from several specialist areas and is now home to Werribee Uniform, Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit, Westgate Divisional Response Unit, Westgate Alliance, Westgate Proactive Policing Unit and the Wyndham Crime Scene Unit.
The new complex allows for nine work units to operate from the complex, including the Uniform Branch, Crime Investigation Unit, Divisional Response Unit, Proactive Programs Unit, Executive Management, Crime Scene Unit, Transit Safety Unit, Incident Police Operations Centre, and Support Agencies and Family Violence Investigation Unit.
Some of the policing priorities for the Werribee Police Complex are youth engagement, family violence, neighbourhood policing, safety and wellbeing in the workplace and much more.
The new Werribee Police Complex provides a gateway for the broader Wyndham Justice Precinct, is highly visible and accessible for the public and embedded in the fabric of the local community.
It includes a dedicated custody and control centre, public engagement and interview rooms, a dedicated counter for the Justice of the Peace, a public meeting room, conference facilities, Crime Scene Unit labs, a dedicated operations room, and a vehicle examination bay.
The Werribee Police Station was one of ten replacement police stations built across the state, thanks to the Labor Government’s $162 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2017/18.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Police Lisa Neville
“This incredible new Werribee Police Complex will allow Victoria Police to better serve and protect the residents of the growing Wyndham community, and beyond.”
“Our record $3.8 billion investment in Victoria Police ensures we have the police on the ground with the resources they need to tackle crime and keep us all safe.”
Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“We’re ensuring local police are more accessible for people who both live in and visit the area and delivering the fit-for-purpose facilities they to keep the Wyndham community safe as it continues to grow.”