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Police officer

Role and key duties

Being part of Victoria Police means that you have the opportunity to contribute to, and make a difference to the community. Victoria Police"s objective is to deliver a safer Victoria with our partners by providing intelligent and confident policing, focussing on the development of partnerships and working with the community to empower individuals to build a safer Victoria. Victoria Police provides a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service to the community.

Duties may include: policing the state's laws and regulations; patrolling the state's streets on foot and in a vehicle; investigating crime and prosecuting offenders; giving evidence before courts; investigating accidents and deaths by unnatural causes; searching for missing persons, escapees and absconders; supervising prisoners and people in custody; providing advice and direction to the public; mediating domestic disputes; keeping the peace at demonstrations and sporting event; assisting in emergencies such as fires, floods , explosions and other disasters; attending road traumas; and conducting community educational programs.

Minimum qualification required

VCE or equivalent if under 21 years of age.

Recommended qualification

Year 12 or equivalent (including VCE, VCAL or Certificate II VET sector accreditation).



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Police and emergency services
The police, the fire service and emergency medical services (including ambulance) protect our communities and attempt to reduce loss of life or damage to health through education and preventative programs.


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