Apply to be a protective services officer

A career as a PSO is rewarding, with flexibility and work-life balance.

As a protective services officer, your roles and duties will include:

  • monitoring and patrolling peak hour train services 
  • building trust in the safety of train stations and the public transport system through rapport with commuters and the community 
  • working at major events and their surrounds.

As a member of Victoria Police, protective services officer employment begins with receiving 12 weeks comprehensive paid training at the Victoria Police Academy. This ensures you are equipped to keep the community safe.

Protective services officers are located at all 212 metropolitan train stations in Melbourne and four regional train stations across Victoria (Bendigo, Traralgon, Ballarat and Geelong).

Upon graduation from the Academy, you will be stationed at the Victoria Police Centre in Docklands. From this point, you will join the Transit Safety Division. You will complete a three-month mentoring program before being deployed to a suburban train station.

How to apply

Step 1: Read and confirm

Step 2: Application preparation

You will be required to submit an online application form consisting of: 

We encourage you to: 

  • allow at least 45 minutes to complete the form online
  • disclose any prior offences truthfully 
  • use a desktop or laptop in a quiet space to complete extended written responses for which your content, grammar and spelling will all be assessed.

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