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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?

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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No PSOs to be found on the station platform or concourse

11 February 2015 18:49 PM
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PSOs noting down the registration plates of parked cars at a railway 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.

10 February 2015 17:54 PM
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PSO pod on the platform at St Albans station

7 February 2015 08:37 AM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the platform 1 station building at Seddon

2 February 2015 07:07 AM
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PSO pod added to the car park side of the Upfield station building

26 January 2015 15:41 PM
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PSO pod under construction on the platform at Keon Park

26 January 2015 15:26 PM
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PSO pod under construction on the platform at Keon Park

26 January 2015 15:19 PM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the station building at Ruthven

26 January 2015 15:10 PM
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PSO pod added to Balaclava platform 1

19 December 2014 18:28 PM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the second story of the station building at Hawksburn

28 November 2014 07:08 AM
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PSO pod added to the mezzanine level of Melbourne Central station

27 November 2014 17:38 PM
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Protective Services Officers patrol the car park at Geelong station

18 November 2014 18:11 PM
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PSO pod on the Collins Street concourse at Parliament station

21 October 2014 16:02 PM
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PSO pod on the Collins Street concourse at Parliament station

21 October 2014 16:02 PM
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Retrofitting a PSO pod into the disused station building at Middle Footscray

1 October 2014 08:22 AM
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Retrofitting a PSO pod into the disused station building at Middle Footscray

1 October 2014 08:22 AM
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Retrofitting a PSO pod into the disused station building at Middle Footscray

1 October 2014 08:03 AM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the disused station building at Albion

30 September 2014 17:43 PM
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Inside the PSO pod at Batman station

21 September 2014 13:52 PM
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PSO pod built next door to the station building at Batman

21 September 2014 13:52 PM
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PSO pod built next door to the station building at Bayswater

13 September 2014 10:16 AM
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PSO pod retrofitted into the station building at Moonee Ponds platform 1

11 September 2014 18:04 PM
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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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