International Women’s Day and Season 2 of The Plodcast

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, we’d especially like to celebrate both our female police veterans and women currently serving in Victoria Police. We celebrate those who came before us, those who stand beside us now, and those who will come after.
In line with today’s celebrations, we’re thrilled to present Season 2 of The Plodcast to you.
We’re kicking off Season 2 this International Women’s Day with a brand-new host and a stellar all-female lineup.
Hosting this Season’s Plodcast is Stuart Bateson. Stuart spent close to 34 years in Victoria Police, joining in 1987 and performed a variety of general duty policing roles before he was promoted to detective in 1992. Over the next 22 years Stuart worked in several investigative areas including organised crime, counter terrorism, and homicide. Later in his career he was promoted through various leadership roles to the rank of Commander. In 2017 Stuart was awarded the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service to law enforcement. He retired in 2021 and is now enjoying life after policing.
Joining Stuart today is Vicki Key (OAM), an esteemed police veteran and former nurse with years of experience as a Senior Sergeant across Broadmeadows, Fawkner, Brunswick, Avondale Heights and Moonee Ponds. Vicki then went on to create the Retired Peer Support Officer Program, which would then lead to the creation of PVV itself. Without her, we wouldn’t be here! Vicki also had the honour of presenting the work of the Retired Peer Support Officer Program at the Peer Support Canada Conference which was held in Calgary, Canada.
We’d also like to acknowledge that today is Vicki’s birthday! Happy birthday, Vicki!
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