Victoria's Chief Commissioner of Police Graham Ashton acknowledged that historically, officers on the scene were misidentifying victims as perpetrators more often than the force wanted.
"The training that we've been providing through the centre of learning at the academy has been all about lifting the standard across the state in relation to that issue so that everyone gets good quality of training," he said.
"What we were finding was some parts of Victoria where we delivered specialist training were going well, other parts who didn't have access to that same training weren't going as well."
Graham Ashton says responding to family violence calls consumes a staggering 40 per cent of the work of Victoria Police.
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