Jackie Urquhart

Victoria Police Prosecutions and the Leaders Mentoring Program

Jackie is a Victoria Police member who is a participant in the Victoria Police Leaders Mentoring Program and is being mentored by Rotary member Therese Robinson. Jackie will explain the project she is undertaking as part of the mentoring program and give a background on herself and her role with Victoria Police.

Jackie joined Victoria Police in September 2005. Prior to this Jackie had completed a Bachelor of Management at the University of Ballarat and was working in the private sector in an Organisational Development and Learning role. After initial duties at the Malvern Police Station and undertaking a number of temporary assignments, Jackie successfully completed Prosecutors Training Course 80.

In 2010 Jackie obtained a position at Melbourne Prosecutions then in 2012 commenced duties at the Research and Training Unit (RTU). At RTU Jackie was a member of the Appeals and Advice team which had responsibility for supporting the Prosecutions Division and Victoria Police by providing advice regarding law and policy and managing superior court appeals. During this time Jackie obtained her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and completed the Graduate Certificate in Police Prosecution.

In 2013 Jackie was promoted to Sergeant at the Operations Response Unit (ORU).  Jackie enjoyed the challenge in an area outside of her comfort zone and gained exposure in a variety of roles to large scale events such as bushfire emergencies, riots and demonstrations.

In 2016 Jackie was promoted to Manager of the South East Prosecutions Region (Morwell, Bairnsdale and Sale Prosecutions Units) which meant a return to the Prosecutions Division as a Senior Sergeant.  More recently, Jackie has been transferred to the Melbourne Prosecutions Unit where she is responsible for ensuring a professional prosecutions service is delivered.

Jackie’s favourite thing to do is spend time with her partner, family and friends.  She also loves food. It certainly is an advantage that Jackie’s partner Josh was a chef prior to joining Victoria Police.