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April Police Life out now

Release date: Wed 18 April 2007

Last updated: Wed 18 April 2007


Events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix, Moomba, FINA and more have kept the Victoria Police Special Events Office and Major Event Planning Unit on their toes over the past two months. Police Life takes a look at their involvement in policing these events and how they kept them safe for the thousands of Melbournians and visitors who enjoyed them.

Also find out how police coped with this summerís bushfires in the Gippsland region, and how they went above and beyond their duties to become fire-fighters, social and community support workers and even grocery deliverers during three terrifying months of incessant fire.

Police Life visits Geelong police station where Operation Nightlife aims to reduce anti-social behaviour on the busy streets, and how they keep a close eye on the city with City Safe cameras at their fingertips.

Also in this edition, Police Life reveals how a pair of shoes cracked the case of the Ascot Vale rapist after six months of raping and terrorising women in Ascot Vale and the surrounding suburbs. Get the whole story from the woman behind the major investigation where police tracked down and arrested the offender using forensic evidence and profiling after he attacked 16 women.

Discover how the Clandestine Laboratory Squad aims to disrupt the supply of illegal drugs to the community by shutting down drug trafficking at its source, using state-of-the-art equipment.

Also keep an eye out for this monthís Police Life lift-out poster showing the Air Wing in flight over Melbourne.

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