Play your role in keeping South Australians safe

For Protective Security Officer (PSO) Chris, patrolling the confines of Adelaide’s medi-hotels is a fair way from the idyllic surrounds of Hamilton Island where he managed a golf course for the past 13 years.

With a yearning to move home to Adelaide coupled with a desire to make a contribution to the community, Chris didn’t hesitate when he saw PSO careers being promoted by SA Police.

Chris is now playing a vital role on the front line of South Australia’s COVID-19 defence by providing safe and secure quarantine for returning Australians at our medi-hotels.

“I work as part of a close-knit, friendly team performing a range of roles including CCTV operations, floor and perimeter patrols, compliance checks, staffing security desks and maintaining accurate records,” Chris said. 

“It’s a challenging yet enjoyable and rewarding role. Working in a multi-agency environment within medi-hotels provides fantastic learning opportunities that complement the extensive training all PSOs undertake.”

Like Chris, PSO Sarah completed the nine-week paid training course at the Police Academy which covers law and procedure, communication and operational safety. The former correctional officer is now relishing the opportunity to make a difference in the community by keeping people safe during the state’s COVID-19 response.  

“We have all been thoroughly trained and work quite closely with SA Police and SA Health so there’s always clear communication about what’s going on and what the expectations are for PSOs in the medi-hotel environment,” Sarah said. 

“I work with some great people in a positive team environment where we all support each other. We work in pairs at the medi-hotels which allows team members to learn the job together.

“I feel a sense of pride being part of the COVID-19 operations and helping members of the public by playing my role.”

If this PSO role appeals to you then you could soon be joining Chris and Sarah on the front line of community safety.

SA Police is currently employing 114 PSOs to help in the state’s COVID-19 defence, with courses beginning in September.

Along with job security, you’ll get paid training, uniform, work/life balance and a 12-month contract to support South Australia’s COVID-19 response. Plus, after graduating, you could be earning up to $69,000 plus superannuation a year.

So apply now through 

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