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References for PSOs

References related to matters involving protective services officers (PSOs).


Part of Youthlaw's website has resources about a person's rights in relation to Protective services officers (PSOs).

See Protective Services Officers

Chief Police Commissioner's instructions for PSOs

The Commissioner has published a list of instructions for PSOs about the powers and restrictions on those powers within designated places.

Chief Commissioner's Instructions for PSOs (pdf, 390 KB)(opens in a new window)

The Age

This opinion piece by John Silvester looks at the track record of PSOs and makes some suggestions for broadening their use.

See The Age—PSOs on train stations – there has to be a better way (23 September 2016).

Bill page of the Amending Act

The Victorian government's legislation and parliamentary documents site includes the second reading speeches and explanatory memorandum for the Act. This gives summary information about the intentions of Parliament when establishing the new roles and powers of Protective services officers.

See Justice Legislation Amendment (Protective Services Officers) Bill 2011 (Vic).

Your rights on track

Your rights on track—Transit Protective Services Officers (PSOs) (pptx, 274 KB)(opens in a new window)

PowerPoint from an information session by Michelle McDonnell from Federation of Community Legal Centres about PSO powers delivered on Wednesday 15 February 2012..