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What does a General Duties Police Officer do?

General Duty Police Officers are rostered around the clock statewide so that there are Police Officers available to respond to the needs of the Victorian community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Duties are varied and you will come into contact with all walks of life; some of the people you deal with will display values and behaviours that contradict your own. However, as a police officer you are required to remain impartial. Below is a list of some of the situations that you may have to manage as a General Duties Police Officer:

  • Prevent anti-social behaviour
  • Deal with community safety concerns
  • Resolve disputes
  • Attend at accidents
  • Investigate crime
  • Enforce traffic law
  • Deal with drug and alcohol affected people
  • Attend critical incidents and emergencies