As a Protective Services Officer, you will be a valued member of the Victoria Police team.
The majority of Protective Services Officer shifts support the Victorian State Government commitment of being on platforms from 6 pm to the last train as well as the Night Network commitment each Friday and Saturday evenings. However, it is expected that all Protective Services Officers will be able to perform a mix of various shift start times at various locations as per operational requirements.
Your on-shift duties will include:
- monitoring of peak-hour train services where you will maintain a visible presence and engage with the community
- building and maintaining rapport with commuters and the surrounding community to increase trust in the safety of the station and public transport system.
- proactively patrol the train platform, car parks and surrounds
- deal with anti-social behaviour, property damage, alcohol and transport-related offences as they arise
- compiling paperwork
- may be rostered to cover major events in locations other than train stations across Melbourne
You will always be on duty with a least one other Protective Services Officer and will remain at that location until the last train has come through or if on a Night Network shift (Friday and Saturday night) the pre-determined end of shift time. All operational Protective Services Officer shifts are 10 hours in duration.
Life as a Protective Services Officer
All about the Victoria Police code of conduct for Protective Services Officers, uniform and appearance, and the policy of drugs and alcohol for a police officer.
Salary and benefits of Protective Services Officers
All about the Victoria Police salary and benefits available to Protective Services Officers, including allowances, leave and flexible working arrangements.
This page outlines information about what to expect during training to become a Protective Services Officer.
Reviewed 30 July 2021