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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 in the station forecourt of the citybound platform

20 October 2013 21:07 PM
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The PSO pod at Coburg station provides a great blind spot for prowlers to pounce on departing passengers

20 October 2013 21:06 PM
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PSO pod on the island platform at Narre Warren

14 September 2013 10:42 AM
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PSO pod on the island platform at Narre Warren

14 September 2013 10:42 AM
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Temporary PSO pod on platform 2 at Broadmeadows

Erected in April 2013 because Broadmeadows station was due to receive a major upgrade, but a few weeks later the May 2013 state budget pulled the funding, leaving this temporary structure to stay.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fickle-charms-work-for-frankston-while-broady-left-jilted-at-station-20130510-2jdlt.html

24 August 2013 08:43 AM
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PSO pod at Newport station: standard layout but with a gable roof and weatherboard cladding

17 August 2013 16:13 PM
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Inside the PSO office at Montmorency railway station

PSOs have been deployed at Montmorency since April 8, 2013 - yet their office still looks brand new and unused...

28 July 2013 12:42 PM
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'Baillieu Box' overshadows the rest of Montmorency railway station

28 July 2013 12:40 PM
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'Baillieu Box' overshadows the rest of Montmorency railway station

28 July 2013 12:35 PM
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'Baillieu Box' located next door to a disused toilet block at Montmorency

28 July 2013 12:34 PM
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Completed 'Baillieu Box' tacked onto the station building at Greensborough

28 July 2013 12:29 PM
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Completed Baillieu Box at Newmarket station

23 July 2013 09:02 AM
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Completed Baillieu Box at Newmarket station

23 July 2013 08:59 AM
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Putting the finishing touches on the Baillieu Box at Newmarket station

18 July 2013 08:18 AM
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Two PSOs question a passenger, while a Victoria Police officer supervises

3 July 2013 18:44 PM
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Completed PSO pod at Flagstaff station

1 July 2013 08:43 AM
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'Baillieu Box' under construction on the down platform at Newmarket

24 June 2013 08:35 AM
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Everyone settled down, time to put his shoe back on

19 June 2013 19:43 PM
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Other passengers look on: I'm not sure why the guy lost his shoe!

19 June 2013 19:42 PM
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An uppity passenger restrained by a group of Protective Services Officers

19 June 2013 19:42 PM
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What is officially called a 'handover room' under construction on platform 1 at Essendon

18 June 2013 08:41 AM
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'Baillieu Box' still under construction on the Flagstaff station concourse

12 June 2013 08:52 AM
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New 'Baillieu Box' under construction on the Flagstaff station concourse

4 June 2013 08:57 AM
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