Career mobility stories

Allowing people to move readily in and out of policing is a stated goal of Victoria Police and enabling career mobility is one reason why the Police Profession Register was established. The PRSB undertook a substantial research project in 2017 to learn more about the career pathways of police officers who had left Victoria Police, and those who came to policing with skills and experience obtained in other employment contexts.  Learn more about the project, read the career stories and view the maps here.

 

Joel

Joel was a member of Victoria Police for three and a half years, doing general duties, before resigning and pursuing a variety of careers, including setting up a consultancy, and undertaking investigations for organisations including AFL Victoria, Essendon District Football Club, Traffic Accident Commission and Worksafe Victoria. He worked as a youth worker while obtaining teaching qualifications and then as a teacher and education coordinator, before returning to Victoria Police, and undertaking refresher trainingRead more...

Belinda

Belinda’s career in Victoria Police has focussed on prosecutions. She has also spent time in a variety of specialist police environments, including media, corporate communications, people development and the Coroner’s court. Belinda qualified as a lawyer and earned promotion to sergeant. Belinda then took 12 months leave without pay to work with Heritage Victoria. She returned and achieved the rank of senior sergeant. Then, Belinda took another year of leave without pay to work as a lawyer for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. She returned to Legal Services Division and has since been promoted to inspector. Read more...

Sharon

Sharon worked as a Victoria Police officer for 21 years, undertaking duties in a range of specialisations before taking on the role of Youth Resource Officer (YRO). Family responsibilities led to her resignation. Sharon then worked in human resource management in the disability sector, gaining knowledge, experience and qualification before re-joining Victoria Police six years later. She is currently undertaking refresher training at the Victoria Police Academy and will then resume duties at Transit Safety Division. Read more...

Anthony

Anthony joined Victoria Police straight after school, graduating from the academy at 19 years old. He worked in Victoria Police for 10 years, achieving Detective Senior Constable status within the Crime Squads. On leaving, he briefly ran a private investigation company, before working as an Air Security Officer (Air Marshal) with the Australian Federal Police. From there he operated a personal training and running business. After applying to be registered with the PRSB, with the intention of resuming his career with Victoria Police, Anthony trained as an Air Traffic Controller. On his return to VicPol as a senior constable he was placed at the Operations Response Unit, where, within 4 months, he was acting sergeant. Currently, Anthony is upgraded to the rank of Sergeant with Ballarat Uniform.  Read more...