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Welcome to SAPOL's Protective Security Officers Site

Becoming a Protective Security Officer with South Australia Police (SAPOL) provides you with an opportunity to become the new face of government security, contributing to community safety. The role of Protective Security Officer is interesting, challenging and is critical to the security of our state.

With the latest training techniques, equipment and modern technology and the full support of the state's police and emergency services network, there's never been a more exciting time to join this vital and respected branch of South Australia Police.

However, before you make the decision to join SAPOL you need to understand the type of skills and abilities required to become a Protective Security Officer.

You also need to know that this is no ordinary security role. As a part of SAPOL, you'll work with and receive the full support of the police, and will be part of a network that keeps the community safe by maintaining the security of nominated government buildings, patrolling public areas and monitoring alarms and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems.

Are you up to the challenge of providing a public service and supporting the police in preventing and fighting crime?

If so, you should find out more. Discover the benefits, how you go about applying for and becoming a member of our Police Security Services Branch team and get an insight into the challenges and rewards of life as a Protective Security Officer.