Specialist police to focus on serious youth offending

VICTORIA Police has started internal recruitment for specialist officers targeting youth crime. 

The officers will tackle serious offending among young people, targeting the most serious offenders. 

There will be 10 youth officers based in the eastern region, which covers the North East. 

Priority Communities Division Commander Stuart Bateson said the officers will be proactive and focus on early intervention. 

The deployment is expected to be complete by the end of the year.