Victoria Police hosted its tenth annual multi-faith dinner last night to further strengthen its relationships with faith communities across the state.
Held at Etihad Stadium, the event was attended by about 200 people including members from more than 30 faith communities.
Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said Victoria Police was proud of its long history working in partnership with faith leaders and communities.
“We greatly value our relationship with faith communities across the state. We want all Victorians to feel safe and secure in the community and in pursuing their faiths, values, beliefs and interests.”
The dinner included a panel discussion featuring four Victoria Police employees who have strong connections to Jewish, Sikh, Christian and Muslim faith communities.
CCP Lay said the panel was an opportunity to showcase the diversity within Victoria Police and for each of the four panel members to share how their faith is an important part of their lives, including their work as police and protective services officers.
“Victoria Police is committed to creating and sustaining a workforce that is as richly diverse as the community it serves,” he said.
“We encourage and welcome people of multicultural backgrounds to consider a career with Victoria Police with the knowledge that their faith will complement that career choice.”