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Victoria Police

  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

About Victoria Police

  • Government & Public Service
  • Law
  • Recruitment & HR

Victoria Police provides policing services to the Victorian community across 54 Police Service Areas (PSAs), within 21 divisions and four regions - North West Metro, Southern Metro, Eastern and Western. These regional boundaries correspond with those of other Victorian government departments, enhancing cross-department service delivery, particularly in the area of emergency management.

Victoria Police's role is to serve the Victorian community and uphold the law so as to promote a safe, secure and orderly society. Victoria Police achieves this by:

  • preserving the peace
  • protecting life and property
  • preventing offences
  • detecting and apprehending offenders
  • helping those in need of assistance

The organisational values of respect, leadership, professionalism, support, integrity, safety & flexibility underpin Victoria Police's policies, procedures and practices and how employees interact with the community and each other.

There are many career opportunities in Victoria Police for lawyers and other professionals to work in various legal units including crime, family violence, civil litigation, counter terrorism, employment law and commercial law. Victoria Police provides professional development opportunities to support lawyers to develop and enhance their skills.

Recruitment Process

There a two different ways to work for Victoria Police.

  1. Join as a sworn member and become a Police Officer. You apply online and need to pass a number of steps including an entrance exam, fitness test, background check and health check. If you pass all these steps then you do (paid from day one) a 31 week training program at the Victoria Police Academy in Glen Waverley
  2. You join as a civilian with based on your qualifications and experience. For example, there are many Police Lawyers working at Victoria Police who are not sworn members but apply based on their qualifications and experience.

For more information about careers with Victoria Police please refer to our website at: www.police.vic.gov.au/careers

Remuneration & Career Growth

There are a range or roles within Victoria Police as a sworn member and unsworn member. Please refer to our website for further information: www.police.vic.gov.au/careers

Victoria Police supports all employees to develop their skills and provide them with opportunities to enhance their career.

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • There are state-wide opportunities in Victoria Police depending on the role that you are applying for
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
Law, Legal Studies & Justice