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Protective Services Officers

Putting Protective Services Officers at each of Melbourne's 200-odd railway stations was the brainchild of Ted Baillieu and his 'OMG the rail network is swarming with evildoers so each station needs two guys with guns' policy of the 2010 State Election. In reality a handful of stations need the riot squad and the rest see no crime, but since when has a politician backed down from their stupid promises?

PSO pod on the platform at Merinda Park station

8 August 2015 17:23 PM
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PSO pod beside the entrance to Hallam station platform 1

8 August 2015 10:21 AM
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PSO pod beside the entrance to Hallam station platform 1

8 August 2015 10:21 AM
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PSOs talk to a motorist who drove into the bus-only road at Geelong station

7 August 2015 18:35 PM
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PSO pod in the car park at Deer Park station

15 July 2015 06:40 AM
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PSO pod built into the station building at Wyndham Vale

20 June 2015 10:32 AM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the station building at Footscray platform 6

18 June 2015 08:05 AM
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PSO pod built into the citybound station building at Tarneit

13 June 2015 10:18 AM
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PSO pod built into the concourse level station building at Williams Landing

11 June 2015 08:28 AM
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PSO pod at Kananook station

30 March 2015 16:58 PM
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Cleaners at work at the PSO pod at St Albans

19 March 2015 09:13 AM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the platform 1 station building at Kooyong

13 March 2015 08:55 AM
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PSO pod on platform 2 at Gardiner station

13 March 2015 08:04 AM
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PSO pod retrofitted into platform 2 at Carnegie station

6 March 2015 14:50 PM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the station building at Sandown Park

6 March 2015 14:30 PM
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PSO pod on platform 3 at Dandenong

6 March 2015 10:46 AM
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PSO pod on the concourse at Springvale

6 March 2015 10:22 AM
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PSO pod on platform 1 at Westall

6 March 2015 10:01 AM
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PSO pod on platform 1 at Clayton

6 March 2015 09:57 AM
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Heritage-styled PSO pod on platform 2 and 3 at Malvern

6 March 2015 09:41 AM
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PSO pod under construction at Auburn station

17 February 2015 18:23 PM
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PSO pod under construction at Auburn station

17 February 2015 18:23 PM
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PSO pod retrofitted onto platform 1 at Watergardens station

16 February 2015 18:40 PM
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So that's where the PSOs are - noting down the registration plates in the station car park

Apparently they radio the details to the local police to run through the computer for any outstanding fines or warrants, so that a squad car can pick up the owner once they return.

11 February 2015 18:50 PM
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