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Victoria Police Capability Plan 2016-2025

Release date: Wed 5 October 2016

Last updated: Thu 6 October 2016

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Victoria Police Capability Plan 2016-2025: Capability Framework

The Victoria Police Capability Plan 2016-2025 establishes what we need to do as an organisation to continue to be effective and highlights the way we will transform our service delivery to be an agile, responsive, people-focussed and connected organisation. It takes a long-term focus to deliver transformational change within the organisation, and deliver more tailored, responsive services to the community.

The Capability Plan progresses key elements of the Blue Paper: A Vision for Victoria Police in 2025 and outlines the changes we need to make while maintaining and maturing existing capabilities and identifying new ones.

This capability based planning approach is demonstrated through the Capability Plan 2016-2025: Capability Framework. This framework sets the foundation for the Capability Plan which identifies and describes the fundamental inputs to capability, the organisational capabilities (core and enabling), the Blue Paper Transformation Pathways and the outcomes that will be achieved. Using this framework enables coordinated and planned actions to mature these capabilities over the next decade.

The Capability Framework links the annual planning process by establishing the transformation pathways that will highlight areas for capability development in reshaping the way Victoria Police operates by 2025, and guide policy and planning decisions and investment priorities to mature a capability.

These transformation pathways are:

  • Safety - more focused on the health, safety and wellbeing of our people
  • Leadership - more confident, humble, respectful and people focused
  • Agility - more responsive, agile and visible policing
  • Evidence-Based - more evidence-based practices and decision making
  • Victim-Centric - stronger focus on victims, prevention and reduction of harm
  • Gender, Diversity and Flexibility - a more professional, flexible and diverse workforce
  • Technology - leveraging technology to improve policing and business processes
  • Partnerships - stronger partnerships and co-production with stakeholders

 Victoria Police Capability Plan 2016-2025: Capability Framework (PDF)


Victoria Police Capability Plan 2016-2025: Annual Plan 2016-17

The Annual Plan forms a component of the Capability Plan and should be read in conjunction with the Victoria Police Capability Plan 2016-2025: Capability Framework.

The plan outlines annual, organisation-wide actions to maintain and mature priority capabilities, implement recommendations from major reviews, and deliver on important projects making us more responsive to community safety.

Actions for the Annual Plan have been presented based on the transformational pathways contained in the capability framework and are identified as either:

  • Maintain - an action targeted at reforming, expanding, or upgrading an existing Victoria Police capability; or
  • Mature - an action which will add new elements to a capability to increase the size, maturity or range of service responses available

 Our focus for 2016-17 will:

  • Continue to improve occupational health and safety, including mental health, by strengthening safety accountability and supporting cultural change through the Zero Harm Strategy
  • Strengthen our leadership capability and provide a safer environment and improved wellbeing of our people by implementing the recommendations arising from recent independent reviews into mental health and sexual harassment, sex discrimination and predatory behaviour
  • Use the Government's commitment to additional policing resources to strengthen our response to terrorism, public order and family violence to improve community safety
  • Ensure continuous improvement such as updating our Service Delivery Model to keep it effective, efficient and productive
  • Further embed our victim-centric approach through initiatives like the Drug Response Plan and supporting the whole-of-Victorian-government response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence
  • Align our Workforce Plan with the Capability Plan to keep our workforce highly skilled, diverse and ethical
  • Improve our technology capabilities using new mobile technology for frontline police, implementing body worn cameras and better utilise our intelligence systems
  • Continue to engage with partners and the community and improve our use of social media; and
  • Mature and implement capability planning.

 Victoria Police Capability Plan 2016-2025: Annual Plan 2016-17 (PDF)


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