Police Custody Officer - Geelong

Job Details
Department: Victoria PCO
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/1578034
Closing Date: 12-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $54,755 - $70,315
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: PCO2 PD.pdf (PDF, 223KB)
Job Specification

Contact: PCO Employment Team
8335 6204

Position Details

Police Custody Officer – Geelong – Future Vacancy

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, 8th January 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 will hold an Information Session on the role. 
For further details and to register follow the link at www.police.vic.gov.au/pco-information-sessions

Victoria Police also offers 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

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

In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirement/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact the PCO Employment Team via email pcoemployment@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 6204.

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing Police Officers, 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 that we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a workforce that includes people of every gender, age, culture, religion, disability and sexual orientation.


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