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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 concourse at Springvale

Friday 6 March 2015 10:22 AM
Viewed 614 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 60 times this year)

PSO pod on platform 1 at Westall

Friday 6 March 2015 10:01 AM
Viewed 540 times
(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 64 times this year)

PSO pod on platform 1 at Clayton

Friday 6 March 2015 09:57 AM
Viewed 611 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 68 times this year)

Heritage-styled PSO pod on platform 2 and 3 at Malvern

Friday 6 March 2015 09:41 AM
Viewed 642 times
(3 times this week, 13 times this month, 78 times this year)

PSO pod under construction at Auburn station

Tuesday 17 February 2015 18:23 PM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 85 times this year)

PSO pod under construction at Auburn station

Tuesday 17 February 2015 18:23 PM
Viewed 732 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 81 times this year)

PSO pod retrofitted onto platform 1 at Watergardens station

Monday 16 February 2015 18:40 PM
Viewed 698 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 73 times this year)

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.

Wednesday 11 February 2015 18:50 PM
Viewed 880 times
(1 time this month, 82 times this year)

No PSOs to be found on the station platform or concourse

Wednesday 11 February 2015 18:49 PM
Viewed 842 times
(1 time this month, 73 times this year)

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.

Tuesday 10 February 2015 17:54 PM
Viewed 971 times
(5 times this month, 78 times this year)

PSO pod on the platform at St Albans station

Saturday 7 February 2015 08:37 AM
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(7 times this month, 83 times this year)

PSO pod retrofitted into the platform 1 station building at Seddon

Monday 2 February 2015 07:07 AM
Viewed 641 times
(8 times this month, 71 times this year)

PSO pod added to the car park side of the Upfield station building

Monday 26 January 2015 15:41 PM
Viewed 802 times
(8 times this month, 63 times this year)

PSO pod under construction on the platform at Keon Park

Monday 26 January 2015 15:26 PM
Viewed 629 times
(6 times this month, 57 times this year)

PSO pod under construction on the platform at Keon Park

Monday 26 January 2015 15:19 PM
Viewed 1061 times
(10 times this month, 95 times this year)

PSO pod retrofitted into the station building at Ruthven

Monday 26 January 2015 15:10 PM
Viewed 520 times
(6 times this month, 67 times this year)

PSO pod added to Balaclava platform 1

Friday 19 December 2014 18:28 PM
Viewed 599 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 63 times this year)

PSO pod retrofitted into the second story of the station building at Hawksburn

Friday 28 November 2014 07:08 AM
Viewed 729 times
(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 90 times this year)

PSO pod added to the mezzanine level of Melbourne Central station

Thursday 27 November 2014 17:38 PM
Viewed 853 times
(5 times this month, 69 times this year)

Protective Services Officers patrol the car park at Geelong station

Tuesday 18 November 2014 18:11 PM
Viewed 385 times
(1 time this month, 56 times this year)

PSO pod on the Collins Street concourse at Parliament station

Tuesday 21 October 2014 16:02 PM
Viewed 571 times
(5 times this month, 59 times this year)

PSO pod on the Collins Street concourse at Parliament station

Tuesday 21 October 2014 16:02 PM
Viewed 538 times
(8 times this month, 67 times this year)

Retrofitting a PSO pod into the disused station building at Middle Footscray

Wednesday 1 October 2014 08:22 AM
Viewed 613 times
(8 times this month, 65 times this year)

Retrofitting a PSO pod into the disused station building at Middle Footscray

Wednesday 1 October 2014 08:22 AM
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(7 times this month, 67 times this year)

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