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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?

Replacement PSO pod at Broadmeadows station at the entrance to platform 1, replacing the temporary one at the down end

25 August 2014 19:17 PM
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PSOs driving to the station on their way to work

Or being taken to soccer practice by their parents, I can't tell

12 August 2014 17:37 PM
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Kitchenette inside the PSO pod at South Yarra station

21 July 2014 08:33 AM
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PSO pod tacked onto the side of the station building at Watsonia

20 July 2014 11:45 AM
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PSO pod tacked onto the side of the station building at Watsonia

20 July 2014 11:40 AM
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Office inside the PSO pod at Macleod

The door to the right leads outside, the other door leads into the holding cell

20 July 2014 11:23 AM
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Mesh blocks access to the underside of the PSO pod at Macleod

20 July 2014 11:22 AM
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PSO pod opposite the citybound platform entrance at Macleod

20 July 2014 11:21 AM
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PSO pod opposite the citybound platform entrance at Macleod

20 July 2014 11:18 AM
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More work fitting out the station office at Ascot Vale as a PSO pod

14 May 2014 08:30 AM
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More work fitting out the station office at Ascot Vale as a PSO pod

1 May 2014 08:17 AM
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PSO pod on platform 1 at Regent station

12 April 2014 11:45 AM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the disused station building at Reservoir platform 2

12 April 2014 11:43 AM
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PSO pod on platform 2 at Thomastown

12 April 2014 11:39 AM
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Heritage styled PSO pod on platform 2 at Clifton Hill

12 April 2014 10:32 AM
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Brown painted PSO pod on platform 1 at Essendon

12 April 2014 09:57 AM
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Temporary PSO pod on platform 2 at Broadmeadows

12 April 2014 09:40 AM
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Work underway to convert the disused station building at Ascot Vale into a PSO pod

9 April 2014 08:16 AM
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Work underway to convert the disused station building at Ascot Vale into a PSO pod

9 April 2014 08:16 AM
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Disused station office at Ascot Vale being converted into a PSO pod

9 April 2014 08:16 AM
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PSO pod incorporated into the new station building at West Footscray

6 April 2014 12:14 PM
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Second door into the PSO pod at Tottenham station

This one is from the citybound platform - the shiny new door threshold is the giveaway

6 April 2014 11:59 AM
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Split-system air conditioner for the PSO offices at Tottenham station

6 April 2014 11:59 AM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the otherwise unused station building at Tottenham

The 'NO ENTRY' sign is a dead giveaway, as are the door thresholds

6 April 2014 11:59 AM
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