Our mission

The Victoria Police Act 2013 legislates that our role is to serve the Victorian community and uphold the law to promote a safe, secure and orderly society.

The functions of Victoria Police include the following:

  • Preserving the peace;
  • Protecting life and property;
  • Preventing the commission of offences;
  • Detecting and apprehending offenders; and
  • Helping those in need of assistance.

In relation to cybercrime, our mission is to provide a modern policing service to help build a cyber safe and secure Victoria.

We aim to reduce harm by lowering instances of cybercrime, holding offenders to account, and helping victims recover.

The Victoria Police Cybercrime Strategy 2022–2027 delivers the strategic plan to achieve our mission. Through this plan Victoria Police will fulfil our roles and functions to address cybercrime and work with our partners to achieve improved community safety outcomes.

The Strategy provides a roadmap for all employees of the organisation so that they understand how their role and work aligns to the overarching mission to tackle cybercrime and produce better outcomes for Victoria.

Technology and the way criminals use it is constantly changing. Victoria Police must keep evolving, building, reforming, and adjusting our capabilities for cybercrime. We cannot set and forget.