Explore Careers recently interviewed Lauren from the Critical Incident Response Team at Victoria Police.
Lauren talks about her career and what she does on a day-to-day basis in her role.
Interested in a Career with Victoria Police?
If you have an interest in serving the community, all of the policing roles have aspects that will interest you. There is no one attribute, skill or experience that will guarantee your success as a candidate—instead we are looking for your overall suitability for the role you are applying for. We measure this through a complex matrix, encompassing intelligence, psychological make-up, general fitness, work history, community involvement, as well as medical and prior offence history.
Attributes we are looking for:
- Ability to take criticism and direction
- Good communication (verbal/written)
- Coping and stress management skills
- Good decision-making ability
- Emotional intelligence/stability
- A non-judgmental attitude
- Open mindedness
- Physical mobility/strength/fitness
- Problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to be a team player
The Recruitment Process
All policing roles involve a detailed recruitment process. To give you an idea of what’s ahead, these are the recruitment stages all applicants will experience:
- Application Process
- Eligibility Checks
- Entrance Exam
- Background Checks
- Fitness Test
- Psych Testing
- Health Checks
- Comprehensive Checks
- Panel Interview
The recruitment process will generally take in excess of 6 months, so we urge you to start preparing now! The quicker you book your exam and return your medical and other documentation, the faster your application can progress.