Full time
Yarra Valley & High Country VIC
Posted 2 years ago

Not quite an investigative role but a great job for those interested in justice. More and more of these roles are being civianised, giving those with the proper aptitude, skills and qualifications the chance to work alongside police and other related agencies. A great role if you’re interested in the Certificate IV in Justice!


Police Custody Officers (PCOs) are responsible for overseeing the management of persons in the custody of Victoria Police.  The Police Custody Officer role offers a stimulating, challenging and rewarding career. You will be a valued member of the local police team and play a crucial role in the management and welfare of persons in custody.

The responsibilities of the PCO role will be:

  • Perform all duties relating to the management of persons in the custody of Victoria Police
  • Ensure the health, wellbeing, safety and supervision of persons in custody, staff and visitors
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders regarding the management, transport, offsite attendance and/or video links for persons in custody
  • Carry out all prisoner management functions in accordance with established legislation, policies and procedures, including preparing routine correspondence, attendance registers, creation of reports and other administrative tasks as required
  • Supervise persons in custody of the court

Skills and Attributes of a PCO
There is no one skill or attribute Victoria Police are looking for, rather a range of skills that make a suitable applicant:

  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • A healthy level of fitness
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Good character and reputation
  • Leadership skills
  • Resilience
  • Community minded

PCOs must be available to be rostered on rotating shifts to perform day, afternoon and night shifts.  Shifts last for 8.06 hours and include a half hour meal break. The start and finish times may vary depending on the location.

Day shift: commencing between 6am and 10am

Afternoon shift: commencing between 2pm and 6pm

Night shift: commencing between 10pm and 12 midnight

NOTE: The assessment day that you are required to attend will be scheduled for Saturday, 3rd December 2022 (please note, this date may change depending on organisational requirements). Please ensure that you are aware of all assessment day requirements (including fitness testing and cognitive and job skills testing). To ensure you are adequately prepared to pass each component please visit the website to download the PCO Assessment Booklet at www.police.vic.gov.au/pco-recruitment-process

Victoria Police also offer a comprehensive, fully paid 8-week training program at the Victoria Police Academy to provide applicants with the tools for success.

For more information, head to www.police.vic.gov.au/pco or please contact pcoemployment@police.vic.gov.au

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