Who is leading the change
- Victoria Police
Victoria Police’s Professional Standards Command review Victoria Police policies and procedures relating to police employees and family violence. The review should consider:
- the adequacy of and any necessary improvements to current policies and procedures
- best-practice approaches and model policies developed in other Australian jurisdictions and internationally
- potential synergies with Victoria Police’s response to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s independent review of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Victoria Police
Research and analysis will be undertaken on how other Australian policing jurisdictions manage employee involvement with family violence.
This recommendation is related to the work Victoria Police is doing in response to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) Review. This review examined sex discrimination and sexual harassment including predatory behaviour in Victoria Police.
This work will see Victoria Police review and improve policies based on best practice in Australia and overseas and include any synergies with its response to the VEOHRC Review.
Victoria Police has reviewed policies and practices with regards to the management of police employees and family violence. The review took into account interdependences with existing work programs resulting from the VEOHRC review and the Family Violence Command reform agenda.
The review aligns with broader Victoria Police priorities of victim safety, offence and offender management, child safety and ensuring a safe, capable workforce.
The review identified options and recommendations for improvements to Victoria Police practice and policies. Victoria Police will ensure policies are aligned to the outcomes of the review.
Reviewed 17 May 2020