The Chronicle



VICTORIA Police is on a recruitmen­t drive with the aim of better reflecting Australia’s cultural diversity as its workforce undergoes expansion.

The force wants to improve ethnic diversity among its employees to enhance connectedn­ess with the Victorian community, after a tumultuous 18 months enforcing lockdown restrictio­ns.

New data shows 11 per cent of the workforce were born overseas and 10 per cent of staff speak a language other than English – metrics the force is keen to improve.

Assistant Commission­er Brett Curran said it was vital the force better reflected the community they police.

“Many Australian migrants come from war-torn countries or where there is corruption, or the profession is viewed as not one to aspire to,” he said.

“It is important we dispel those myths.”

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