Apply to be a police custody officer

Take the first step in your exciting new career as a police custody officer.

Apply now to start your career as a police custody officer, in one of 22 locations across Victoria.

Here's what we look for, what to have ready, and how to get started on your application with Victoria Police. 

Who we are looking for

Do you:

  • have good communication and interpersonal skills?
  • have a strong work ethic?
  • know how to multi-task and manage your time well?

Can you:

  • follow procedures and rules?
  • put personal beliefs aside to manage anyone in your custody?

If yes, we'd love you to apply to join our team.

Before you begin your application

Read and confirm these points:

PCO Employment Suitability Testing - Candidate Information Booklet
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Step 1: Prepare what you need for your application

Your online application will need to include extended written responses, such as:

Documents you may need

Useful documents you may need for your application include:

  • your birth certificate
  • proof of citizenship or permanent residency
  • change of name documents (if applicable)
  • valid Australian driver licence (full or provisional).

Step 2: Set yourself up for success

For the best chance of success, we encourage you to:

  • use a desktop computer or laptop in a quiet space
  • allow yourself at least 45 minutes to complete your application
  • remember that we assess the content, grammar and spelling in your written responses
  • be truthful about any prior offences.

Step 3: Start your online application now

Submit your application through the PCO careers centre and start your new career journey with Victoria Police.

Apply now to be a police custody officer

What happens after you submit your application

Our Recruitment Team will assess your application.

If you pass the assessment, we will invite you to progress to an assessment day. The assessment day includes a fitness test and the entrance exam.

On average, the recruitment process takes approximately 6 months to complete.

Learn more about the recruitment process for police custody officers.