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Latrobe Lifeskills Participants Spend a Day at the Victoria Police Academy!

Participants had the incredible opportunity to explore the Victoria Police Academy with Latrobe Lifeskills, gaining firsthand insight into the world of law enforcement. From witnessing the graduation ceremony, complete with the iconic police band and mounted branch, to trying on police vests and testing handcuffs, the day was filled with interactive learning and laughter.

A simulated arrest provided participants with a glimpse into the protocols followed during law enforcement operations, highlighting the challenges officers face daily. Visiting the domestic violence unit offered a sobering look at the complexities of handling such cases, emphasizing the vital role of law enforcement in ensuring community safety.

Throughout the tour, participants engaged with officers, gaining valuable perspectives and experiences. The tour with Latrobe Lifeskills provided participants with a comprehensive understanding of policing, fostering appreciation for the dedication of those who serve and protect our communities.


Latrobe Lifeskills’ Managing Director & CEO, Martin Chua, thanks and congratulates, Whittlesea Police Local Area Commander, Inspector Chris Allen on another successful Police Academy experience. Inspector Allen synchronised the Police Academy Graduation Ceremony, Mounted Police branch, Victoria Police Pipe band, and Transport Unit to create an ‘experience of a lifetime’ for the Lifeskills Participants.

“Thank you for ensuring the Program is conducted with such professionalism. Thank you to your team and the Victoria Police for the excellent hospitality and coordination of the day at Glen Waverley. Participants of Latrobe Lifeskills have been treated with great respect and their experiences are a full 10 out of 10!!” – Martin Chua

The Participants extend their appreciation and thanks to members of Victoria Police, especially to Ivan, Chantelle, and Yasin for their extended support on the day. Special thanks to Amanda for leading the tour of the facilities and imparting her knowledge of the police force to all who attended.