On Thursday, September 28, the QPS welcomed 14 new Protective Services Officers (PSO) to the Service. The officers were sworn in after completing two weeks of fulltime training. The graduating PSOs were joined by family and friends, Commissioner Ian Stewart, Assistant Commissioner Michael Condon, Protective Services Director Maureen Kelly, People and Capability Command Executive Director Paul Casey and Protective Services Superintendent Marcus Hill for a ceremony at the QPS Recreational Club.
The PSO course covered introduction to security; legislation; communication and ethics; operational procedures; occupant emergency programme and workplace health; and safety and evidence modules.
Protective Services provide protective services to people and property assets of the Queensland Government and have done so for more than 60 years. The commercialised business unit joined the QPS in late 2016. There are currently 340 across the state.
You’ll see the friendly faces of PSOs in white shirts with maroon-based QPS emblems around schools, Queensland Cultural Centre, courthouses, government offices, events and other buildings across the state.
The graduating PSOs have pledged their loyalty to the Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second, taken their oath of service and very much look forward to starting their new careers in Brisbane.
You can find out more about the services Protective Services offer here or how to contact them directly here.