Melbourne Transport Solutions: March 2012

March 01, 2012

The first 18 PSO's hit the beat at Flinders Street and Southern Cross

The first batch of Victoria Police's Protective Services Officers trained up to patrol railway platforms from 6pm to last train every night have begun their first patrols.

18 PSO's who have graduated from the Police Academy in Glen Waverley the friday before last have started their first shifts initially only at the city's two busiest stations - Flinders Street and Southern Cross. They have already seen some action involving helping police detain a drunk passenger. They will be rolled out to neighbouring interchange stations North Melbourne, Footscray and Richmond before being deployed across the network at manned stations, while the issue of places to detain troublemakers and toilet facilities at unmanned stations is sorted out.