Mildura Weekly : Friday October 31 2014 Vol 8 No 52
08 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014 Chief Commissioner to ride second Port to Port VICTORIA’S top cop, Chief Commission- er Ken Lay, appears to have developed a bit of a liking for North West Victoria after confirming he’ll be in the district once again next month to take part in his second consecutive Millsy’s Port to Port Cycling Tour. Chief Commissioner Lay helped pro- pel the iconic and long-running event into the national spotlight last year, fea- turing on a Channel 10 news story detail- ing his participation. Millsy’s Port to Port is now in its 16th year and raises about $40,000 a year for Mallee Family Care, and thousands of dollars for a host of charities throughout Australia. From last year, the event carries the name of popular cyclist and triathlete, Peter Mills, who passed away two years ago after a courageous battle with can- cer. Peter was not only an inspiration to countless athletes and cyclists in the dis- trict, but served as Port to Port ride direc- tor for numerous years. At the end of last year’s event, ride or- ganisers hinted that Chief Commissioner Lay could return for a second event, after he described it as “unfinished business”, which turned out to be true this week. This year’s event will be held on No- vember 8 and 9. It will start in Mildura and take cyclists through Hattah, Wemen and Boundary Bend before an overnight stop at Swan Hill. Riders will then saddle up the next morning for the final stretch to Echuca, covering 400 kilometres in total. • PEDAL POWER: Peter Mills’ wife, Colleen, and Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay during last year’s Port to Port. YRIPP volunteer call MILDURA residents are being encouraged to sign up as volunteers for the Youth Re- ferral and Independent Person Program – an initiative that supports young people in police interviews across the State. Funded by the State Government’s Centre for Multicultural Youth and the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, YRIPP volunteers help divert young people from the criminal justice system by referring them to local support services. YRIPP recruits, trains and supports vol- unteers to be ‘independent persons,’ called upon to assist youngsters when a parent or guardian is unavailable during police inter- views. Volunteers are ‘urgently required’ in Mildura, with those interested encouraged to sign up. More information is available by contacting 9340 3777, or by visiting www.yripp.org.au. By ALAN ERSKINE MILDURA Police Superintendent Paul Naylor is back home after a month in India, helping a se- lect group of fellow senior police from around the world prepare 80 Indian police chiefs to guide almost 1.5 million policemen and women through the 21st Century and beyond. The issues are many - and seri- ous, including counter-terrorism and cyber security, with daily courses also covering a variety of operational skills, decision-mak- ing in a crisis, traffic safety and public relations issues. At 60, and with 36 years ex- perience as a Victoria policeman, Supt. Naylor is considered a lead- ing authority on most aspects of policing, has served overseas, and holds academic and operational qualifications that made him the ideal choice for the India-based police leadership development initiative. “The India trip was a real eye- opener, the experience of a life- time, and absolutely one of the highlights of my police career so far,” Supt. Naylor said. “It was certainly different, visiting a country of 1.3 billion people, and with a police force of around 1.5 million personnel, then coming back home to Aus- tralia, which has around 50,000 policemen and women.” The series of theoretical tuto- rials and workshops was held in Hyderabad, a region in central In- dia that is home to an estimated 12 million people, the fourth larg- est region in India, spread over 650 square kilometres. Supt. Naylor was one of only two Victoria police personnel to help conduct the India police future leadership development program, along with a fellow Su- perintendent from Queensland, the Australian Federal Police and NSW, and two from the Metropol- itan Police Force in London. Supt Naylor’s Victorian colleague was Geelong Superintendent Craig Gillard, who started his police ca- reer in Mildura. The initiative stems from Aus- tralia’s Charles Sturt University, which is world-renowned in the field of international police proce- dures, and which entered into an agreement with the India Govern- ment to assist in developing po- tential police leaders of the future. “These are professional police personnel, men and women, aged from the mid-30s to the late 50s, and who have been identified as likely candidates for progression to more senior ranks,” Supt Nay- lor said. “This is a scheme that fits nicely with the way India is pro- gressing at the moment, and it is well documented that the cur- rent Prime Minister considers law enforcement a vital component of his country’s future in an ever- changing world full of challeng- es.” • Continued Page 23 THE Charles Sturt University Master of Business Administration (Law Enforcement and Security) is designed to provide advanced business qualifications for those working in the law enforcement and security fields, and is considered a world leader in policing procedures and initiatives. 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