PSOs Support Commuter Safety At Keilor Plains

Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman today welcomed the deployment of Protective Services Officers at Keilor Plains station.

Ms Suleyman, representing Acting Police Minister Robin Scott, joined the new PSOs for their induction at the station today.

The officers will begin their duties tomorrow night – assisting commuters, addressing crime, violence and antisocial behaviour, and making the commuting public feel safe from 6pm until the last train every night.

Keilor Plains is one of six stations, including Wyndham Vale, Tarneit, Victoria Park, Auburn and Murrumbeena, to receive PSOs today.

Victoria Police is on track to complete the PSO rollout by the end of June, which will see officers deployed at 212 metropolitan stations and four regional stations.

The Victorian Government has also funded an additional 109 PSOs and 62 Transit Police to support the Night Network trial, which will see trains running all night during weekends throughout 2016.

Quotes attributable to Natalie Suleyman, Member for St Albans

“The Victorian Government is committed to delivering a safe rail network for travellers in Melbourne’s west.”

“The deployment of Protective Services Officers will help the thousands of commuters who use the busy rail corridor in Melbourne’s west feel safer when travelling at night.”

“Commuters who use Keilor Plains station will be well supported by the new PSOs, who will be at the station from 6pm every day.”

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