Police Custody Officer (Numerous Locations)

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/VICPOL/1271547
Closing Date: 14-May-2017
Salary Range: $48,489 - $62,267
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: PCO PD Final - 180417.pdf (PDF, 379KB)

Contact: RSB Marketing

Position Details

Victoria Police is currently recruiting for current and future Police Custody Officers (PCOs) who will be responsible for overseeing the management of persons in the custody of Victoria Police.  These positions are located across 22 police stations in Victoria (see below for full list). 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 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


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 12pm


The PCO role is suited to people who are looking for a career that is stable and who are able to undertake shift work.  This is a role that requires a healthy level of fitness.  PCOs will be working with persons in custody, which requires maturity and good communication and reasoning skills.  This role provides a good variety of tasks so you will need to be able to multi-task and manage your time well. PCOs will need to adhere to Victoria Police standard procedures and rules.  Good computer skills, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are a must. PCOs need to demonstrate that they are of good character and reputation and that they are able to put their personal beliefs aside to remain non-judgmental when dealing with persons in their custody. 


At the time of application you will be able to nominate up to three preferences from the following 22 locations:

  • Bairnsdale
  • Ballarat
  • Bendigo
  • Broadmeadows
  • Dandenong
  • Frankston
  • Geelong
  • Heidelberg
  • Horsham
  • Melbourne West (CBD)
  • Mildura
  • Mill Park
  • Moorabbin
  • Morwell
  • Ringwood
  • Sale
  • Shepparton
  • Sunshine
  • Swan Hill
  • Wangaratta
  • Warrnambool
  • Wodonga


For more information, please contact:

E-mail: pcoemployment@police.vic.gov.au


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please note that applications close on the 14th of May at 11:59PM.

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