Longarm of law won’t reach here

MILDURA will not be among the four Victorian regional police stations to be equipped with specialist longarm rifles to protect the community from major incidents and the risk of terrorism.

The Victorian Government yesterday announced Ballarat, Geelong, Morwell and Shepparton would be the regional centres to receive the rifles.

The government said it was providing $25 million to deploy as many as 600 longarm rifles to the Operations Response Unit as well as the four regional stations.

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