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New Police Security Officers ready to achieve more

15 Mar 2024 12:46pm

Police Security Officer (PSO) responsibilities continue to expand, and today, 15 graduates from the South Australia Police (SAPOL) Academy’s Course 4 are ready to take on the reinvigorated role.

Ranging in age from 18 to 40, 10 men and 5 women are enthusiastic to begin a new career, work towards better metropolitan security, and support SAPOL’s frontline services by performing specific duties, including guarding and transportation of police detainees, patrolling key locations, guarding government buildings, or assisting at events.

Course 4 graduates offer diverse employment backgrounds including retail, fast food, delivery driving, aged care, radiology, education, agriculture and disability support.

As a new PSO, Heidi feels prepared to protect people, places and property from harm, and to assist police officers in their duties.

She brings management experience to the role, and a passion for “anything outdoors”, particularly paddle boarding.

“My previous employment definitely aided me during my time at the academy as we relied heavily on effective communication skills,” Heidi said.

“I am being posted to the District Support Section. From here I hope to excel as a PSO, and eventually move across to the constable development program.

“My long-term goal is to work in the Mounted Operations Unit.”

Heidi pursued a SAPOL career for job variety, to make a difference and for the many pathways to promotion, and encouraged others to do the same.

“Don't hesitate with beginning your application, my only regret is that I didn’t apply sooner,” she added.

Fellow graduate Amanpreet migrated to Australia from India in 2023, where he worked as a Law Officer.

“After moving to Australia it was my dream to join SAPOL. I worked as a Correctional Officer for six months while my SAPOL application was progressing,” he said.

“Currently, I have been rostered to Parliament House. I am very excited to join my team and learn new skills which will help me to achieve career goals.”

Similarly, Amanpreet hopes to advance his career by becoming a police officer and also encouraged others to join the blue family.

“My honest advice is to just apply. The application form is very simple and easy to understand. The recruiting team will guide you during the application process,” he added.

SAPOL is currently recruiting for Police Security Officers and is keen to hear from people who are committed to contributing to the safety and security of the state.

If you're looking for job security, career progression pathways and a chance to make a real difference in local communities visit Achievemore - Join Us (police.sa.gov.au)

Amanpreet and Heidi are among 15 Police Security Officers to graduate today from the South Australia Police (SAPOL) Academy.