A new forensic hub has opened in Ballarat.
Yesterday marked its first day of business, and it's hoped the opening of the hub will see the forensic capabilties of Victoria police receive a generous boost.
Locally, police will have quicker access to a range of forensic services, to help investigate crime and apprehend offenders before committing further crimes. It also means police will no longer have to travel to Melbourne to have evidence tested.
The hub is located at the Ballarat West Police Station in Winter Valley, and is part of the State Government's Public Safety Package, which was announced in the 2016-17 Victorian budget.