Message from the Chief Commissioner

About Victoria Police

Release date: Tue 19 June 2007

Last updated: Mon 16 June 2014

About Victoria Police

Victoria Police provides policing services to the Victorian community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working to keep over 5.6 million Victorians safe.

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing more than 15,761 people including police members, public servants, protective services officers, forensic scientists and other specialists.

These people work from more than 500 locations across the state, ensuring that a safe and secure society underpins the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of Victoria.

Effective service delivery is provided through 54 Police Service Areas (PSAs), split across 21 divisions within four regions - North West Metro, Southern Metro, Eastern and Western.   These regions correspond with those of other Victorian government departments, enhancing cross-department service delivery, particularly in the area of emergency management.

Victoria Police operates under the Victorian Police Act 2013.

The Chief Commissioner reports directly to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Hon. Kim Wells, MLA.


Recruitment: Police and Protective Services Officers

Right now, Victoria Police is looking for the very best people to join our team.

Victoria Police is searching for the right people looking to make a difference every day of their working lives.

People who want to be part of a dynamic organisation that is dedicated to making Victoria a safer place to work and live.

If this sounds like you, click below on your chosen career path to find out more or visit


Note: Victorian population Data based on ABS Population data as at 30 June 2012

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