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Graduation day for 18 Protective Security Officers

26 Mar 2021 2:30pm

Have you heard about the Protective Security Officer (PSO) role? Did you know that SA Police are regularly recruiting for PSOs?

Meet Sarah Henderson, Branden Oppes, Joshua Thwin and Chelsea Mickan who along with 14 of their colleagues, graduated today as PSOs for SA Police.

They will commence duties immediately in COVID operations, performing duties in the medi-hotel environment where they will work alongside sworn SAPOL members to keep the South Australian community safe.

Sarah, Brandon, Chelsea and Joshua have recently graduated as Protective Security Officers.

Sarah, a former Corrections Officer says she is thankful she has been given the opportunity to step up and show more leadership. This resulted in her being appointed as Course Captain by her Course Mentors and she’s now looking forward to working with people in the community and making a difference.

Brandon finished high school and went into an apprenticeship as a plumber and worked for the same company for 10 years. He’s found the learning environment at the Police Academy to be challenging but extremely rewarding and has really enjoyed the camaraderie that was formed within the group. He is now looking forward to getting into the work place and putting into practice all the new skills he has learnt at the Police Academy.

Joshua was a Military Police Officer in the Australian Army and has worked in Sydney and Papua New Guinea. He then moved to Adelaide a few years ago to become a Corrections Officer. Whilst studying to be a PSO, he has enjoyed working with different people and has really valued the friendships he has made.

Chelsea had been working in hospitality when she decided on a career change. She has loved the culture and acceptance she has received since coming into SAPOL, especially from the mentors and other course mates. She is now looking forward to interacting with the public, building on her skills and meeting other people in the job.

Do you see yourself in the PSO uniform? Head to the Achieve More website and apply now.