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Subpoena Management Unit

Release date: Wed 1 November 2006

Last updated: Tue 29 November 2016

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A Subpoena Management Unit (SMU) has been established within the Victoria Police. The SMU is the central management point for all subpoenas served on Victoria Police. The Unit's primary responsibility is to receive, assess, coordinate and monitor subpoenas to ensure compliance.

The SMU provides a coordination and monitoring role where subpoenas are recorded on a central database and distributed for appropriate action. The Unit has implemented compliance monitoring initiatives and provides Victoria Police staff with access to appropriate resources and information to enable them to fulfil their lawful obligations.

All subpoenas for Victoria Police staff, regardless of whether they are directed to the attention of individuals, Specialist Units, Task Forces or departments should be provided to:

All correspondence should be sent to:

Subpoena Management Unit
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street
DOCKLANDS†VIC 3008

Any queries should be directed to the Subpoena Management Unit on (03) 92476954
Facsimile: (03) 9247 5528

Serving a subpoena on Victoria Police

The†following process regarding receipt of subpoenas served in person at the Victoria Police Centre, Docklands applies:

  • In-person subpoenas must be served on the ground floor level at the Victoria Police Centre via the entrance facing onto Flinders Street, Docklands.
  • In-person subpoenas will only be received between the hours of 10.30am and 11.30am Monday to Friday and between 2.30pm and 3.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Please note: The above relates to in-person service only and does not affect our previous acceptance of subpoenas by mail. Subpoenas may be sent by mail to the above address.

Where a subpoena served by mail is likely to be received less than 10 days prior to the subpoena return date, it is requested that it be faxed to the Subpoena Management Unit as soon as possible prior to it being posted. The subpoena can be faxed in the first instance to (03) 9247 5528.

The original of a faxed subpoena must be posted as soon as possible with the appropriate compliance fee attached in the form of a cheque or postal money order. If you are uncertain as to the amount of the compliance fee, the Subpoena Management Unit should be contacted on (03) 9247 6954.

 
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