If you are stopped by the police in Moonee Valley or Greater Dandenong , Mildura or Boroondara this year – you should get a receipt.
A police officer or Protective Service Officer (PSO) should give you a receipt if you are stopped n the Moonee Valley, Greater Dandenong, Mildura or Boroondara areas this year.
This IS NOT A FINE.
It is a new project which Victoria Police is running to help ensure police contacts are fair and equitable to all people. Receipting can make police more accountable and help reduce racial profiling.
You should receive a receipt if a police officer or PSO:
- approaches you and asks for your personal details
- talks to you or asks you questions but doesn’t fine or arrest you
Ask for a receipt when stopped in public in Moonee Valley, Dandenong, Mildura or Boroondara.
What you can do with the receipt?
- Don’t refuse the receipt – it is not a fine and you are not under arrest
- Take a photo of the receipt and send it to us on 0476 922 361 along with details of what happened.
- Keep it in a safe place
- Contact us if you feel like you have been treated unfairly or just to let us know what happened.
Find out more about Stop and Search Receipting.
A copy of the receipts to be issued in Dandenong and Moonee Valley until the end of 2015. Receipts in Mildura will be a green colour.
For multilingual information from Victoria Police about the Receipting Proof of Concept go here
For info about your rights when stopped by police or PSO’s see streetsmartvic.com.au
Let us know what’s happening in your area, or what you think about these receipts
If you get stopped by police in Dandenong, Moonee Valley, Boroondara or Mildura
Report your stop by:
Filling out this form, or
Taking a photo of the receipt with your phone and sending it to us on 0476 922 361 along with a few details of what happened, or
Sending us a private message on our Facebook page, or
Calling or emailing us at the numbers below.
Ph: (03) 5023 5966
Reporting a stop will help keep police accountable and help us to see how effective the police receipting trial is, and whether people have found it positive or negative.
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