Changes to Events Policy: The Victoria Police Games Federation reserves the right to alter or make changes to the times, dates,locations, and event programming wherever and whenever necessary. Notification of any changes will be supplied to an effected competitor and placed on the website.
Spectators will not be permitted onto the Athletics track or Field Games area. Restrictions may also apply at other venues depending upon spectator numbers. Assistance is requested from all parents to supervise their children in the vicinity of all sporting areas.
Photographer: An official Games photographer will attend various sporting events. Photographs will be available for viewing on the Games website and for online purchase.
Security: All Sports Co-ordinators are responsible for securing their venues and equipment against damage. Competitors are responsible for their own property. Also, and in consideration to the escalating threat of terrorism in Australia, a ‘Security Strategy’ was introduced at the 2015 Games for Sports Co-ordinators raising awareness about the need for increased vigilance when conducting sporting events in today’s environment. For further general information on National Security issues please visit the following website: http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/Securityandyourcommunity/Pages/WhatICanDo.aspx#_report
Medal Presentations will be made at the conclusion of the final of each event. Placegetters who do not attend medal presentation ceremonies MUST arrange delivery of their medals through the Sport Co-ordinator. The presentation for the Chief Commissioner’s Trophy and the Inter-Services Trophy will be made at the launch of the Games.
Perpetual Trophies must be returned immediately after presentation, for display at the Academy, and to prevent damage.
The Chief Commissioner’s Trophy From 2017 onwards this trophy will be calculated in the same that way that the Inter-Services trophy (refer to the Inter-Services calculation method below) is calculated due to acceptance of this method by the Games Committee. The new participation ranking factor creates fairer results, however regions, commands and departments gaining participation and bonus points remains a key component of the method of calculation. Every Victoria Police employee who participates in the Games still earns points for his/her region, command or department and bonus points for placings. Entrants to the Games MUST nominate the region, department or command to which their points are to be awarded. Retired Police Members are not eligible to compete for The Chief Commissioner’s Trophy.
Points. Participation Points for the Chief Commissioner’s Trophy will be awarded to competitors for each sporting event they enter (i.e. NOT for individual disciplines of that event), and bonus points will be awarded to placegetters as follows: 1st (5 points), 2nd (3 points) and 3rd (1 point). Scratchings will automatically penalise the region, department or command the equivalent participation points. Withdrawals due to illness and injury will not attract a penalty.
Weighting Factors (Participation Points). Because of the great differences in the number of personnel attached to each Police region, department or command, a weighting factor will be employed to ensure that all regions, departments and commands can compete on an equal basis. The weighting will be calculated on the basis of the region, department or command with the largest number of staff being allocated one weighting point, and all other smaller regions, departments or commands being allocated points according to their staff numbers determined at 1 March 2018.
Risk Management: The Games Federation has a commitment to use risk management practices to support and enhance all the sporting events in the Games. A ‘Facility Safety & Game Day Readiness Checklist’ is completed by each Sports Co-ordinator to ensure that sports event venues are ‘fit for purpose’, and action plans are designed to reduce the likelihood and consequence of injury. Further to this Sports Co-ordinators are now expected to include a ‘Security Strategy’ as part of their action plans – refer to the abovementioned clause about security.
The following abbreviations are used to signify the eligible agencies competing in these Games:
Ambulance Victoria (VIAM)
Australian Criminal Intelligence Comm (ACIC)
Australian Border Force (AUBF)
Australian Federal Police (AUPO)
Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard (AVCG)
Corrections Victoria (VICO)
Country Fire Authourity (VICF)
Dept. of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resouces (DEDJTR)
Dept. of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP)
Dept. of Immigration (VDIE)
Dept. of Justice (Sheriff’s Office) (VISO)
Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (VIEC)
Metro Fire & Emergency Services Board (VIFI)
Life Saving Victoria (VLSV)
Parks Victoria (VIPS)
Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)
St John Ambulance (VISJ)
State Emergency Service (VISE)
Victoria Police (VIPO)
Vic Roads Transport Safety Service (VRSS)
WorkSafe Victoria (VIWS)