The Ballarat based Police Assistance Line celebrates its first birthday today.
In the last year almost 800,000 calls have been received as well as 17,000 online crime reports.
The line was not without its initial problems however with low call volumes leading to reduced hours for some staff and local job losses.
The community can continue to report non-urgent crime as well as breaches of the Chief Health Officers directions by calling the Line on 131 444 or submitting an online report at .
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