About Victoria Police

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 2013.

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. 

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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

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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