The Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program addresses barriers to recruitment and bridge to employment pathways in Victoria Police for underrepresented culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal communities.
The program contributes to a culturally inclusive police force that better represents the community it serves and improves rapport and trust between Victoria Police and these communities.
For the police force to be effective, it must truly reflect all parts of the community which it serves.
- Superintendent Mark Porter
As of December 2019, Victoria Police had over 21,399 members. Fewer than two in every 1000 police officers come from non-English–speaking African communities.
This program – the only one of its kind in Australia – is proactively addressing this imbalance.