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    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.

    Safety
    • The health, safety and wellbeing of our people, and ensuring healthy, safe and respectful workplaces, are integral to the success of Victoria Police
    • A strong safety culture, driven by an understanding and acceptance that the responsibility of health, safety and wellbeing rests with all Victoria Police employees
    • Our managers, supervisors and employees will focus on healthy and safe behaviours and practices in the workplace and the community in which they serve

    Integrity
    • Act with honesty, respecting the right of fair process for all
    • Maintain confidentiality and respect those we deal with
    • Demonstrate moral strength and courage
    • Behave with honour and impartiality

    Leadership
    • Are approachable and consistent when dealing with colleagues, partners and the community
    • Apply fair process
    • Strongly commit to the values of the organisation
    • Guide, trust, develop and empower colleagues
    • Make timely decisions that are guided by both values and evidence
    • Inspire participation and commitment through a shared vision

    Flexibility
    • Are open minded and adaptive to change
    • Adopt an attitude of continuous improvement
    • Encourage creativity
    • Build partnerships with our community
    • Welcome difference
    • Practise tolerance

    Respect
    • Accept diversity with tolerance and understanding
    • Listen with patience, value opinions and provide feedback
    • Are appreciative of and acknowledge the efforts of others
    • Consider our internal and external customers
    • Inspire confidence through ethical and fair treatment of others ensuring that our actions are not unlawfully discriminatory

    Support
    • Recognise and reward service of employees
    • Provide empathy in a timely and genuine manner
    • Promote professional and career development
    • Care for the wellbeing of colleagues
    Victoria Police Manual – Policy Rules – Professional and ethical standards

    Professionalism
    • Accept responsibility, show commitment and lead by example
    • Achieve and contribute to the professional knowledge pool
    • Are accountable to both our internal and external customers
    • Maintain high personal standards, taking pride in our appearance and conduct
    • Communicate openly, honestly and consistently
    • Are transparent in our delivery and strive for service excellence



     
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