The police region is set to receive a number of new frontline and specialist police resources, which the force says will enhance community safety.
The western region division three will receive eleven new police officers within the next 12 months - part of 396 newly trained police to be deployed across the state. The officers are already training at the Academy and will join stations from October.
The division's Superintendent, Frank Sells, said communities across the region could look forward to an increased police presence when these additional resources arrive in the region.
"Six specialist resources will join the Ballarat Division, including four Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives, one Highway Patrol officer and one Divisional Intelligence Unit officer.
"These officers will boost our expert teams that investigate complex crimes, gather intelligence and prevent road trauma in the community."
These officers will boost our expert teams that investigate complex crimes, gather intelligence and prevent road trauma in the community.Superintendent Frank Sells
An additional five general duties officers will be allocated across the Moorabool and Pyrenees police service areas to improve the policing response in those communities.
Other resources will also be boosted. These include specialist commands - Transit and Public Safety, Intelligence and Covert Support Command will receive 167 police.
Meanwhile, the Professional Standards Command will dedicate 11 new staff to investigating police who are victims or perpetrators of family violence, while six officers will be tasked to tackle cyber crime.
It is the final deployment of 2729 new officers who have hit the streets since 2018, funded through the state government's Community Safety Statement.
During the four-year recruitment drive western region division three has received an additional 54 resources.
Among these were 35 general duties officers - 19 in Ballarat, 14 in Moorabool and two in Pyrenees - while a further 19 shared divisional resources have been allocated to the specialist units which service the entire division.
This includes five new officers for the Highway Patrol, six for the Central Highlands Family Violence Investigation Unit, two for the Crime Investigation Unit, four in the Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team, one Crime Scene Services officer and one Divisional Intelligence Officer.
In 2016 the force developed a planning tool called the Staff Allocation Model (SAM) in consultation with the Police Association of Victoria to ensure police were deployed to the areas they were most needed.
Resources were allocated after taking several factors into consideration - calls for assistance, reported crime, event management and traffic incidents as well as the time required to provide these services.
"With more than 50 resources allocated to frontline policing across the Ballarat, Moorabool and Pyrenees areas and specialist units servicing the division over the past four years there is no doubt we've been able to provide a more visible police presence across the division, lock up more offenders, enhance our investigations of complex crimes and prevent harm in our local communities," Superintendent Sells said.
Despite the end of the recruitment drive, Superintendent Sells encouraged people from "all backgrounds and walks of life to apply" to become a member of Victoria Police.
Victoria Police could not provide a breakdown of allocations to specific stations due to "security and operational reasons".