Release date: Tue 19 March 2013
Last updated: Tue 19 March 2013
Police Life is Victoria Police's official magazine.
In each edition you will find articles about police across the state, true crime stories, tales of good arrests as well as police station profiles and the latest policing initiatives.
It is published quarterly and distributed across the state and interstate to serving and former Victoria Police members, other law enforcement agencies, schools, parliamentarians, libraries, legal firms, the media, community members with an interest in policing or those looking to pursue a career in policing.
Read Police Life online, or visit your local police station to pick up a copy.
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160 years of policing celebratory edition of Police Life
Victoria Police celebrates 160 years of keeping the community safe in this edition of Police Life.
Read about the organisation's history, the police who have made a difference and the ways it has led positive changes in community safety and crime investigation.
This edition uncovers the improvements in training, communication, equipment and technology. It also looks at how forensic science has changed the way crimes are investigated from flicking through fingerprint cards to the world's first national fingerprint identification system.
Police have been at the forefront of Victoria's most devastating events, including the collapse of the West Gate Bridge, Ash Wednesday fires and more recent fires and floods. They also played an important part in historical events including the first and second world wars.
While assisting their communities, many police have sacrificed their lives. Police Life reflects on a few of the 157 police who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Eileen Rainford served as a policewoman in the 1950s and speaks to Police Life about what it was like to be one of few females in the organisation.
"We were like unusual creatures in the street," she said. "People would stop and look at you."
Also in this edition, the Protective Services Unit celebrates 25 years of protecting Victoria's high profile sites. Find out what is in store for the future of policing, and more.
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Maria Carnovale, Editor, Police Life, PO Box 913, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001.