Victoria Police officers will be able to issue immediate and indefinite intervention orders in family violence cases, if the coalition wins the November election.
Currently officers must get approval from supervisors for such orders, which are only in place for 14 days and must be formally set by a court.
The proposed reform would mean any officer ranked senior constable and higher attending a family violence call out could issue an order for the accused perpetrator to stay away and the order would only lapse if it was challenged in court, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy announced on Sunday.
"This change will give police the powers to intervene straight away," Mr Guy told reporters.
A coalition government would put the changes in place within the first 100 days of winning the election, he said.
Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton has called for such powers in the past.
He told the ABC in August giving police the ability to issue intervention orders without the need to go to court would be less traumatic for victims.
Mr Guy said the changes would also free up police resources, because supervising officers would not get tied up in approvals.
In a further law and order election pitch, the opposition also promised to create better career progression for protective service officers.
Currently if a PSO, guards who currently patrol places like train stations and parliament, wants to become a police officer, they must start their training from scratch.
But Mr Guy said the officers had already undergone half of the necessary training, so the coalition would cut time off for PSOs wanting to transition to police as well as creating ranks within the PSO regime to recognise experience.
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