Deputy Commissioner Graham Ashton will today join Premier Ted Baillieu and Deputy Premier Peter Ryan to launch a television advertisement for Go4Zero – a campaign that aims to reduce violence of all kinds in the community.
Go4Zero is a community campaign that encourages action to prevent violence and gives support to those who may be threatened with violence or intimidation.
The television advertisement will begin screening on commercial television tonight.
Deputy Commissioner Graham Ashton said the Go4Zero campaign was designed to give a public voice to the rejection of violence right across Victoria.
“This is about saying no to violence in any form, in any community, at any time, on any day,” Mr Ashton said.
“The more we talk about this, the more people will realise there is no place for violence in our community.
“I encourage everyone to get involved – to make a stand and help make our community safer.”
Prominent Victorians who joined Victoria Police in the television advertisement include Ron Barassi, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, Andrew Demetriou, Sue Stanley, Lee Chan, Grant Smillie, Matthew Richardson, Tim Costello, Tom Elliot, Les Twentyman and Rob Gell.