Victoria Police To Contact 40,000 Old Applicants


Have you applied to join Victoria Police in the past? They might be calling you!

Summary – Key Points

  • Victoria Police is struggling to attract new applicants
  • VicPol to contact 40,000 people
  • Targeting those who previously expressed interest
  • Those who were previously unsuccessful
  • Those who applied but withdrew their application
  • Emails and phone calls will be made to those who expressed interest as far back as 2016
  • A dedicated annual policing careers expo will be set up
  • School leavers to be targeted
  • Volunteering, community sports, and customer service roles are desirable
  • 502 new police officers and 50 new PSOs required
  • Application streamline trials
  • Online exams and psych questionnaires

This shows VicPol needs to improve its processes and that they are taking steps to do so.

About the Author

Russell Kempster

Russell Kempster

Russ spent 12 years as a police officer with Victoria Police. The last four years of that time was spent at the Victoria Police Academy as an instructor, where he taught everything from fitness to firearms. He has trained police applicants, as well as recruits undergoing their initial training, experienced serving police officers and was even called on by Victoria Police to help train other would-be police academy instructors.

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