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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?

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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Fitting out the abandoned station office at Kensington as a PSO pod

14 March 2014 08:41 AM
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(5 times this month, 72 times this year)

Fitting out the abandoned station office at Kensington as a PSO pod

14 March 2014 08:39 AM
Viewed 476 times
(4 times this month, 52 times this year)

Second door into the future Kensington station PSO pod

14 March 2014 08:37 AM
Viewed 636 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 69 times this year)

Protective Services Officer recruitment poster onboard a tram

5 February 2014 15:29 PM
Viewed 759 times
(10 times this month, 105 times this year)

PSO pod inside the disused station building at Blackburn platform 3

7 January 2014 20:57 PM
Viewed 1007 times
(8 times this month, 87 times this year)

PSO pod on the island platform at Camberwell

The giant cube is beige coloured to fit in with the 'heritage' station

7 January 2014 18:05 PM
Viewed 893 times
(6 times this month, 81 times this year)

PSO pod on the citybound platform at Burnley

7 January 2014 17:55 PM
Viewed 764 times
(6 times this month, 69 times this year)

PSO pod under construction on the up platform at Highett

4 January 2014 11:51 AM
Viewed 698 times
(6 times this month, 73 times this year)

Protective Services Officers still on the beat at West Footscray station, despite the platforms being closed for RRL works

29 December 2013 18:41 PM
Viewed 762 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 72 times this year)

Protective Services Officer recruitment billboard beside the Eastlink freeway

9 November 2013 15:47 PM
Viewed 1196 times
(1 time this week, 19 times this month, 204 times this year)

PSOs on the beat at Werribee station

6 November 2013 22:19 PM
Viewed 728 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 67 times this year)

Protective Services Officer recruitment advertisement in the mX newspaper

Back in October 2013

29 October 2013 18:25 PM
Viewed 650 times
(8 times this month, 76 times this year)

Protective Services Officer recruitment poster onboard a Comeng train

23 October 2013 20:01 PM
Viewed 737 times
(7 times this month, 84 times this year)

PSO pod in the station forecourt of the citybound platform

20 October 2013 21:07 PM
Viewed 529 times
(2 times this month, 57 times this year)

The PSO pod at Coburg station provides a great blind spot for prowlers to pounce on departing passengers

20 October 2013 21:06 PM
Viewed 599 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 70 times this year)

Two men running a Protective Services Officer recruitment drive outside Newmarket station during the evening peak

8 October 2013 18:23 PM
Viewed 760 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 115 times this year)

PSO pod on the island platform at Narre Warren

14 September 2013 10:42 AM
Viewed 664 times
(3 times this month, 64 times this year)

PSO pod on the island platform at Narre Warren

14 September 2013 10:42 AM
Viewed 556 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 69 times this year)

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
Viewed 654 times
(4 times this month, 65 times this year)

PSO pod at Newport station: standard layout but with a gable roof and weatherboard cladding

17 August 2013 16:13 PM
Viewed 2047 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 85 times this year)

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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(6 times this month, 115 times this year)

'Baillieu Box' overshadows the rest of Montmorency railway station

28 July 2013 12:40 PM
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(7 times this month, 73 times this year)

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