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Victorian Public Service employees – our values

Victoria Police enjoys considerable community trust and satisfaction. The following Organisational Values underpin Victoria Police’s policies, procedures and practices and how employees interact with the community and each other.

Respect

Everyone is treated fairly and with dignity, and feels valued and included.

What does this look like in Victoria Police?

  • Treating each other and every community member with respect and understanding

  • Celebrating and valuing equity, diversity and inclusion

  • Valuing the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as first nations people, and their rich history and culture, along with the diverse backgrounds of other community members

    Leadership

    Being people-focused, confident but still humble and committed to living our values.

    What does this look like in Victoria Police?

    • Being trustworthy, approachable and treating everyone with compassion

    • Making decisions that reflect our values and build community trust and confidence

    • Being inclusive, progressive and prepared to acknowledge and learn from mistakes

    Professionalism

    Being accountable, transparent and committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct. 

    What does this look like in Victoria Police?

    • Behaving in a manner that reflects positively on ourselves and our organisation
    • Being open, consistent, and valuing collaboration and teamwork
    • Providing services that are engaging, accessible and equitable

    Support

    Having empathy and being genuinely committed to responding to the needs and wellbeing of others.

    What does this look like in Victoria Police?

    • Being committed to understanding and considering the experiences and needs of others
    • Reaching out to those in need, encouraging them and being prepared to offer help
    • Being committed to connecting people in need with high-quality care and services

    Integrity

    Acting with honour, being fair and respectful of both the law and human rights. 

    What does this look like in Victoria Police?

    • Being honest, objective and impartial
    • Respecting and championing human rights and being committed to lawful and fair processes
    • Placing the community good before our own interests

    Safety

    Safety is at the heart of our purpose, it is fundamental to, and underpins, everything we do.

    What does this look like in Victoria Police?

    • Being committed to a safe, secure and orderly society
    • Being committed to a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace
    • Safety is always front of mind and underpins every decision we make

    Flexibility

    Providing a service that is agile and evolves with the community's needs. 

    What does this look like in Victoria Police?

    • Being open-minded, creative and adaptable
    • Being innovative and committed to continually improving
    • Being connected to and working with the community

    Reviewed 15 June 2021

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