Release date: Wed 2 December 2015
Last updated: Wed 20 September 2017
Victoria Police strives to be an inclusive, accessible, equitable and responsive organisation in service delivery, and as an employer, of people with disabilities.
Victoria Police's Accessibility Action Plan (PDF) outlines the organisation's commitment to people with disabilities.
There are four main goals identified to ensure Victoria Police:
Public Advocates Awards
Victoria Police is calling for nominations for the 2017 Public Advocate's Award for Outstanding Police Service for People with Disabilities.
As an organisation Victoria Police aims to better meet the needs of people with disabilities - as victims of crime, witnesses, suspects and people in custody, as employees and prospective employees and as community partners.
Awards will be presented at the Victoria Police International Day of People with Disability celebration which will be held in early December 2017.
Nominations are open until 5.00 pm Friday 13 October 2017.
Click here to download the nomination form.
For more information please contact DISABILITY-STRATEGY-MGR@police.vic.gov.au
EASY ENGLISH Resources
Victoria Police is committed to providing information in easily accessible formats and has developed Easy English resources to assist people who may have difficulty reading or understanding English or who may have cognitive or intellectual disabilities.
Easy English resources can be downloaded below.
Reporting Crime: Your rights Easy English
The Reporting Crime: your rights (PDF) resource covers:
The resource was developed in partnership with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and incorporated input from a range of stakeholder organisations.
A copy of of the resource is available here Reporting Crime: Your Rights (PDF) .
Reporting sexual assault Easy English
The Reporting sexual assault resource covers:
A copy of of the resource is available here Reporting sexual assault (PDF).
Family Violence: What Police Do Easy English
The Family Violence: What Police Do resources covers:
A copy of the resource is available here Family Violence:What Police Do (PDF)
Making a complaint against police Easy English
The Making a complaint against police resource covers:
A copy of the resource is available here How to make a complaint against police (PDF)
Reporting a missing person Easy English
The Reporting a missing person resource covers:
A copy of the resource is available here How to report a missing person (PDF)