The new $45 million police complex in Werribee has now been formally opened by Chief Commissioner Shane Patton and Police Minister Lisa Neville.
Formalities included a smoking ceremony, presentation of the flags, blessing of the station and unveiling of the plaque.
Attendees were advised that the new four-storey police complex will “transform” policing in the area.
An innovation in Victorian Police Station design, the brand new Werribee Police Complex spans 6000m2 making it one of the largest police facilities in the state housing over 460 + staff and officers.
Servicing Melbourne’s Western Suburbs, the functional, modern and flexible police complex design is part of the new Wyndham Justice Precinct and sees an integration into the wider Wyndham community, aligning policing, court services with health and council services.
VIDEO: The new station has seen testing times already. In March this year a woman entered the foyer and doused herself in petrol. The woman was taken away by ambulance in handcuffs.
The new complex is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the community, and is located at 134 Princes Hwy.