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PSO roll-out complete

The roll-out of Protective Services Officers (PSOs) is now complete with the final station inductions taking place today. Hartwell, Willison… The roll-out of Protective Services Officers (PSOs) is now complete with the final station inductions taking place today.

Hartwell, Willison and South Kensington will be patrolled from 6pm tomorrow night, taking the total number of stations to 215.

Transit Safety Division Superintendent Andrea McAlpine said it was great to reach the final stages of deployment.

“It has been a long but worthwhile process,” Supt McAlpine said.

“The feedback from the community strongly suggests that they’re having a real impact on safety at railway stations and that’s really important to us.

“Our police members are also very appreciative to have them as part of the team, as they assist in locating wanted offenders and deterring crime.

“We’re really proud of the impact the PSOs are having on the community and we look forward to it continuing.”

Caroline Springs is also set to receive officers once construction at the railway station is complete.

Clair White

Media Officer

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