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Specialist roles and areas

For Police Officers

As a Police Officer, once you have completed your minimum two to four years of general duties, you will have the opportunity to specialise and develop a skill set in a specific field of expertise.

Securing specialist police roles can be competitive, depending on which specialist area you are interested in.

Your time as a General Duties Police Officer, interacting with specialist officers, will provide you with exposure to the broad range of areas and task forces on offer.

Victoria Police will provide you with all the necessary training for your specialist field of choice.

The full list of specialist areas below also includes various task forces that are formed as needed.

  • Air Wing
  • Analyst
  • Arson and Explosives Squad
  • Clandestine Laboratory Squad
  • Covert Unit
  • Criminal Investigation Unit (Detectives)
  • Critical Incident Response Team
  • Dog Squad
  • Family Violence Unit
  • Forensics
  • Heavy Vehicle Unit
  • Highway Patrol
  • Intelligence
  • Major Collision Investigation Unit
  • Mounted Branch
  • Operations Response Unit
  • Prosecutions
  • Road Policing, Drug and Alcohol Unit
  • Search and Rescue
  • Sexual Offences Crime Unit
  • Special Operations Group
  • Various Task Forces
  • Water Police

In addition to specialist areas, Police Officers also have the option to seek promotion through the ranks. This will require further development and assessment. Again, we provide you with this training and encourage and support you in developing your skills and pursuing your goals.

Reviewed 08 November 2020


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