Human Resources Command

Learn more about the role of the Victoria Police Human Resources Command, supporting the organisation through recruitment and development.

The Human Resource Command (HRC) supports operational policing by selecting employees with the right skills, developing and ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing. It pays more than 17,000 employees a fortnight and negotiates and manages their working conditions. HRC works in partnership with other departments, regions and commands on its programs and service provision.

Purpose and priorities

Key priorities

  • Enabling a safe, healthy and resilient workforce.
  • Enhancing organisational equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Maintaining strong ethics and integrity for good governance and organisational performance.
  • Optimising capacity, capability and culture for high-performance.
  • Delivering quality and efficient HR services.

2021-2022 Projects and Initiatives

  • Commander, Police and Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreements
  • Streamline and modernise merit-based selection and promotion
  • Staff Allocation Model (including Minimum Service Levels Phase Four)
  • New Performance Development and Assessment Framework and System
  • Community Safety Statement commitments
  • VEOHRC commitments
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Action Plan
  • Health and Safety Strategy and Action Plan
  • HR Business Partner Model
  • Respectful Workplace Behaviour (Anti-Bullying Framework)
  • Streamlined, automated and standardised processes
  • People Matter Survey
  • Provisional Payments Pilot

Department services

  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Injury Management and WorkCover
  • Occupational Health and Safety Consultants
  • Wellbeing Services (Welfare)
  • Psychology
  • Internal Witness Support
  • Peer Support and Chaplaincy
  • Mental Health Program Office
  • Strategy and Audit Systems
  • Safe-T-Net support system
  • Gender equality and inclusion support and consultancy

Recruitment and Deployment Division

  • Recruiting and Promotion Services
  • Workforce Planning
  • Medical Advisory Unit.

Gender Equality and Inclusion Division


  • driving implementation of Equal, Safe & Strong our 10-year strategy
  • supporting the Women in Policing Advisory Group and the Women in Policing Local Committees
  • developing a new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and supporting action plan to embed diversity and inclusion in these same people functions


The division comprises the following four areas:

For more information about how Victoria Police recognises and values inclusion and diversity in the workforce, visit our diversity and inclusion page.

HR Programs Division

  • HR Systems Management
  • Payroll Services
  • Workforce Reporting and Analytics.

Workplace Relations Division

Provides client focussed team-based advisory service to designated portfolios regarding employment conditions and entitlements, ensuring compliance with industrial agreements and related organisational policies, including VPS Misconduct.

Performance and Development Division

  • HR Business Partners
  • OneLink
  • Performance Development and Assessment
  • Honours and Awards.