Victoria Police

primary law enforcement agency of Victoria, Australia

Victoria Police provides police services to the people of Victoria, Australia. It employs more than 13,800 people and has 339 police stations.[1]

A Victoria Police officer on a motorbike

Victoria Police started in the 1850s. One of their early jobs was to collect licence fees from miners searching for gold. In 1854 the miners at Ballarat refused to pay the fee and built a defensive fort, known as the Eureka Stockade. A military force of the British Army and 94 policemen attacked the stockade.[2] About 30 miners and four soldiers were killed.

References change

  1. "Victoria Police - About Victoria Police". 3 December 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2011.
  2. "Victoria Police - Early years". 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2011.