Victoria Police is proud to serve a diverse community and it is our goal to create a safe and inclusive workforce that is reflective of the community we serve.
Victoria Police is the first law enforcement body in Australasia to establish a police command to deliver gender equality. Victoria Police recognises the opportunity to strengthen culture and practice for safer workplaces and improved service delivery to the community
The Gender Equality and Inclusion Command works to build on the lessons learnt and progress made as a result of the VEOHRC review and support Victoria Police to achieve gender equality in culture and practice.
The command will work to establish measurable, long-term cultural change, with a focus on building the capability of and accountability of leaders and local areas to work towards safe, inclusive and respectful workplaces.
Led by Assistant Commissioner Brett Curran, the command is comprised of four areas including:
Capability and leadership development
- Identifying strategic opportunities for the whole of organisation reform and stronger leadership capability.
- Engaging and supporting workplaces to achieve gender equality outcomes by jointly designing and delivering tailored workplace approaches.
Cultural change and strategic engagement
- Building organisational understanding for the benefits of gender equality to our culture and our practice.
- Strengthening employee engagement with gender equality initiatives.
Oversight and monitoring
- Measuring and reporting on progress in relation to gender equality outcomes.
- Identifying strategic opportunities to drive performance and accountability.
Workforce diversity and inclusion
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) peoples
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) peoples
- Peoples with disability.
Reviewed 18 March 2021