Policies, procedures and legislation

Learn about the Victoria Police Code of Conduct, policies and procedures, legislation and notifications.

Code of Conduct

The Victoria Police Code of Conduct – professional and ethical standards provides the basis for our professional practice and defines the expected standards of behaviour and conduct.

Victoria Police Code of Conduct - Accessible Version
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Updated 4 July 2022
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    Policies and procedures

    Victoria Police policies and procedures are published in the Victoria Police Manual (VPM).

    The VPM sets the behavioural, operational and administrative standards for the organisation.

    It is divided into:

    • policy rules, which provide mandatory accountabilities, and
    • supporting procedures and guidelines.

    Victoria Police Manual (VPM)

    The VPM is an electronic document and is available on disc for purchase by the public.

    You can purchase a single copy or an annual subscription by submitting an order form available below.

    Alternatively, you can access the VPM for free from the Serial Section of the Victorian State Library.

    If you have a disability or medical condition and require a copy of this policy in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement or adjustment, please contact VPMSALES-MGR@police.vic.gov.au.


    Victoria Police operates under the Victoria Police Act 2013.

    Victoria Police enforce and prosecute traffic and criminal laws embodied in state and commonwealth Acts of parliament.

    More information is available at:


    In accordance with Section 97(1) Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981, the Chief Commissioner of Police has declared the following as declared testing facilities:

    More information, including a copy of the legislation, is available at www.legislation.vic.gov.au(opens in a new window)