For the Victoria Police Department, retirement age for police officers is something that is subject to the collective agreement. As with all collective agreement matters, the content is subject to negotiation between the Department and the Victoria Police Union. Specific personal details are considered confidential, as they most often involve personal employment information.
Generally speaking, in Victoria the retirement age for police officers who are part of the collective bargaining unit is 60, but for the reasons noted above, the Department and the Police Union may agree on exceptions from time to time. There are many factors that are considered during these types of discussions. At present, the Department has one officer over the age of 60.
As collective bargaining issues are a matter between the specific employer and bargaining unit, the Victoria Police Department is not in a position to comment on the practices of any other police department.