VicPol Corporate

Human Resources Department

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

The Human Resource Department (HRD) 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. HRD 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.

2019 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
  • Diversity and Inclusion Framework 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.

Recruitment and Deployment Division

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

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
  • Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
  • Honours and Awards.


Reviewed 25 June 2021


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