Release date: Mon 14 March 2016
Last updated: Tue 3 January 2017
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Review
Victoria Police commissioned the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) to undertake an independent review to examine sex discrimination and sexual harassment including predatory behaviour in Victoria Police. Visit the VEOHRC website for more information about the Review.
Following the release of the Report in December 2015 by VEOHRC, the Chief Commissioner formally acknowledged the harm done to many Victoria Police employees, accepting all 20 recommendations. He made clear his expectations, and formally apologised to serving and former members of Victoria Police including LGBTI members who experienced workplace harm.
The VEOHRC Steering Committee chaired by Deputy Commissioner Wendy Steendam, and independent advisory structures are providing oversight for this work.
Implementation of the recommendations will deliver significant organisational change, creating a gender inclusive workplace where all employees are safe and treated with dignity and respect.
CONFIDENTIAL HELP AND INFORMATION
Available to current and former Victoria Police employees and their families only
The Safe Space hotline was created in response to the VEOHRC Review. Safe Space provides confidential advice, support and advocacy for victims/targets of workplace harm.
It is available 24 hours/seven days a week/365 days per year state-wide and is independent of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Victoria Police. Safe Space will not disclose information to Victoria Police which might identify a victim/target without their express consent.
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Professional Standards Command (PSC) Compliments and Complaints
The Professional Standards Command (PSC) Compliments and Complaints line on 1300 363 101 is available during business hours for other members of the Victorian community who have experienced sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour relating to Victoria Police.