VicPol Corporate

Our role and functions

Victoria Police’s role is to serve the Victorian community and uphold the law so as to promote a safe, secure, and orderly society.

Victoria Police achieves this by:

  • protecting life and property
  • helping those in need of assistance
  • preventing offences
  • preserving the peace
  • detecting and apprehending offenders.

Victoria Police operates under the Victoria Police Act 2013External Link .

Our services

Our services include:

  • responding to calls for assistance in matters of personal and public safety, emergencies, and serious incidents
  • preventing crime through a range of proactive community safety programs
  • detecting and investigating offences, and bringing those responsible for committing them to justice
  • supporting the judicial process to achieve efficient and effective court case management, providing safe custody for alleged offenders, supporting victims, and ensuring fair and equitable treatment of victims and offenders
  • promoting safe road-user behaviour.

Our values

Organisational values underpin Victoria Police’s policies, procedures, and practices. They also define how employees interact with the community and each other.

Our values are:

Visit our values for more information.

Our assets

Victoria Police develops and maintains a high performing asset base that enable our staff to deliver safe and effective policing services.

Our assets and infrastructure include:

  • 331 police stations
  • 52 other buildings, including:
    • seven multi-disciplinary centres
    • one forensic facility and two forensic hubs
    • three storage facilities
    • four specialist training facilities
    • Victoria Police Centre.
  • 3548 vehicles.

Our people

Our organisation is made up of more than 21,000 employees.

We are committed to continue to work towards a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we serve, and to providing a safe and equal workplace where our people are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.

Breakdown of Victoria Police employees

Breakdown of the staff in Victoria Police
Breakdown of Victoria Police employees

Our organisation is made up of:

  • 1428 protective services officers (PSOs)
  • 3923 Victorian Public Service (VPS) employees, including police custody officers (PCOs)
  • 15,991 police officers.
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Victoria Police regions

Victoria Police provides policing services to the Victorian community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working to keep over 6.5 million Victorians safe.

Victoria Police operates across 54 Police Service Areas, within 21 divisions and four regions.

Victoria Police regions map

A map of Victoria showing the four policing regions: Western, Eastern, North West Metro and Southern Metro.
Victoria Police regions map
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

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