Police Registration and Services Board - President / Deputy President, Professional Standards / Deputy President, Registration | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 29-Jun-2020
Application Close Date: 20-Jul-2020
Melbourne - CBD
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We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the President and two Deputy Presidents of the Police Registration and Services Board.

About the Police Registration and Services Board

The Police Registration and Services Board (the Board) is established by the Victoria Police Act 2013 (Vic) (the Act). The Board's mission is to contribute to the professionalisation of policing by bringing an independent and broad perspective to promoting and developing capability, education and training, developing the body of policing knowledge, supporting career mobility through professional registration, and promoting an ethical police culture. The Board has three Divisions undertaking the following functions:

  • Professional Standards Division:The President and Deputy President (Professional Standards), with the support of the Board and Division members, advises the Chief Commissioner on competency standards, practice standards, educational courses and supervised training arrangements; and support and promote the continuing education and professional development of police officers, protective services officers and reservists. The Division works collaboratively with Victoria Police (People Development Command) and focuses on projects and areas where its independence and perspective are of value.

(Note that although similarly named, the work of this Division does not relate to Victoria Police Professional Standards Command, which manages police ethical standards and integrity.)

  • Registration Division: The President and Deputy President (Registration) are responsible for registering former police on the Police Profession Register (after assessing character and capability) and advising the Chief Commissioner on proposed appointments to Victoria Police. The decision-making functions are performed individually, while the strategic approach of the Division is supported by the Board and nominated Division members, who are current and former police officers.
  • Review Division: The President, Deputy President (Review) supported by a small team of sessional Review Division members (with experience in law, management, policing, academia) undertake tribunal-type functions, conducting independent reviews of police discipline decisions (including dismissals) and appeals of promotions and transfers. The Division also undertakes dispute resolution functions under the police enterprise agreement.

The Board also advises the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Chief Commissioner of Police about matters relating to its functions and can inquire into and report on matters referred to it by the Chief Commissioner or the Minister. This can involve participation in a wide range of projects related to police professionalisation, such as in the areas of human resources management, complaint systems and dispute resolution, and police education.

The Board's leadership is made up of the President and the Deputy Presidents of each Division. The Board meets as a group four times a year to set strategic direction and oversee governance matters. A small team of Victorian Public Service employees supports the President and Deputy Presidents and undertakes the daily business of the Board.

Board members, including the Deputy Presidents, are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister, typically for three years, but to a maximum of five-years. Appointments are made in accordance with the Government's Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines.



A passionate leader with experience as a tribunal member or statutory decision-maker, and relevant qualifications (for example, in law, human resources, public policy or policing).



Under the Act, the Deputy President of the Professional Standards Divisionmust have experience as a member of the academic staff of a tertiary institution. This experience may include a full-time, part-time or contract role.



Under the Act, the Deputy President of the Registration Division must be either a current or former ‘police officer', defined relevantly as the Chief Commissioner, a Deputy Commissioner or an Assistant Commissioner or a person otherwise appointed as a police officer of Victoria Police under Division 5 of Part 3.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

For further information, please contact Dallas Beasley - A/Head of Talent, Department of Justice and Community Safety, at dallas.beasley@justice.vic.gov.au