Victorian police to induct from different communities


"This is an attempt to make police multi-cultural. We are keen to make police representative of more communities," Commander of Victorian Police, Trevor Carter said.

Interacting with a group of journalists from India, Carter said Victorian Police has a multi-cultural advisory unit which engages people from different communities in maintenance of law and order in the city.

There are about 100 cultural liasoning officers, including five Hindi-speaking officers, in Victorian Police. Their work is to go to people of different communities and sensitise them on safety precautions and cooperation to police. The unit, raised after the 9/11 terrorist attack, aims at involving people from different communities in policing.

"The 14,000-strong Victorian Police now needs more community engagement against the backdrop of attacks on Indians and people of other nationalities," he said.

Dinesh Nettur, a community liasoning officer with Victorian Police, said liasoning officers go to all five regions under Victorian Police to create awareness on law and order and deliver presentations on safety measures.

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