VicPol Corporate

Recruitment process

For Protective Services Officers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Victoria Police is committed to continuing application processing in these unprecedented times and we are doing everything we can to make sure that happens. The health of you, the community and our staff is our highest priority; we want to ensure we are staying proactive and taking all precautions to keep everybody safe and healthy. 

Applications for Police & PSO roles are still open and we will notify applicants of any changes or modifications to the recruitment process with as much notice as possible.

There is no one key attribute, skill or experience that we look for in candidates, instead it’s your overall suitability for the Protective Services Officer role that will improve your competitiveness.

The recruitment process can take in excess of six months to complete and assesses key competencies encompassing intellect, psychological make-up, general fitness, work history, community involvement and medical and prior offence history.

PSO - Recruitment process

Reviewed 27 October 2020

You're more suited than you might think

A career as a Protective Services Officer is rewarding and challenging, with excellent flexibility and good work-life balance. When choosing an exciting new career, it’s not just about who you are, but who you’ll be. Do you have what it takes to be a force for good? 

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