New Protective Security Officers join SAPOL

Eleven new Protective Security Officers have joined the ranks of SAPOL after graduating from the Police Academy at a graduation ceremony held on 20 December.

The event was attended by Commissioner Grant Stevens, Assistant Commissioner Noel Bamford, the Officers in Charge of the Police Academy and Police Security Services Branch (PSSB), friends and family.

The 11 graduates range in age from 18 to 34 years, and will be working at a range of locations across Adelaide.

They will join PSSB helping to maintain the security of South Australian Government critical infrastructure and high-risk assets.

The Branch also provides a whole-of-government alarm and CCTV monitoring service across the Adelaide CBD and major transport corridors.

The five female and six male graduates have diverse backgrounds including working in sales, dentistry, labouring and as an arborist.

Protective Security Officer Ann Gitau said she swapped her job as a disability support worker for the rigours and rewards of protective security because she wanted new challenges and a career that involves helping the community.

"I thoroughly enjoyed all facets of training, particularly the teamwork and close bond established with my colleagues," she said.

Fellow graduate Matthew Cailes, who previously worked as a labourer, said he was looking forward to a new role where every day will be different.

"It's a privilege to be selected to work for SAPOL and the ability to make a difference within the community through patrol work and as a guard in key government buildings. I can't wait to begin my new career," he said.

Read more about the diverse and rewarding career of a Protective Security Officer or call the Recruiting team on 732 23353 to find out more.