Register for our NEW Information Seminar
Want to find out more about a career as a protective security officer? Register for our inaugural Protective Security Officer information seminar on Tuesday, June 26. The seminar will provide information about recruitment processes, career opportunities and the critical role PSOs play in protecting government assets. You can also hear from serving officers about their experiences at the academy and on the job. Watch this video to get a glimpse of what PSOs do.
Are you looking for the opportunity to contribute to the safety of your community?
Apply for a career as a protective security officer with SA Police, and you could play a critical role in the security of our state.
Protective security officers contribute to South Australia’s counter terrorism strategies and community safety. In this role, your primary function is to maintain the security of government facilities, public officials and the community through:
You also provide security consultancy and work with police and emergency services to maintain and restore security.
This interesting and highly challenging role requires unique skills and abilities. You’ll need to meet SA Police’s eligibility criteria and undergo a rigorous recruitment process to determine whether you’re right for the job. If we offer you a role, you’ll attend our police academy, where you’ll receive training in law and procedure, communications and operational safety.
Once you finish at the academy, you’ll begin your duties as a protective security officer and become a vital part of the network that continues to keep our community safe.
Watch the video below to follow Sarah, Ranjeet and James through the nine-week Protective Security Officers course – hear what motivated them to join, learn about what the job entails, get a glimpse of the training they went through and see them graduate.
Alternatively, watch this snapshot below of Sarah and Ranjeet, as they go through the PSO training program before graduating in May to join the ranks of SA Police.
Hear Lisa’s experience as a protective security officer with SA Police in her testimonial video below. Download Lisa's video transcript