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Protective Services offer a diverse range of career opportunities and working arrangements throughout Queensland. It is a rewarding career with job security and ample opportunity for career development. 

When joining the Service as a protective security officer, our officers complete a full-time six-week training program at the Queensland Police Service Academy which covers Operation Skills and Tactics Training; security legislation; and organisational policies and procedures. When joining as a senior protective security officer, officers complete a full-time six-week training program also at the Academy and join the Service as an empowered Senior Protective Security Officer. This training course includes Operation Skills and Tactics Training; corporate strategy and induction; technical knowledge; security legislation; policy and procedures; skills and capability training; and holistic competency assessment to prepare officers for work within the current security environment. 

Once a member of Protective Services, there are opportunities to undertake further training and other professional development courses to progress and enhance your career in areas such as technical skills; leadership and management.  

Working for the Queensland Police Service offers you: 

• Opportunity for career mobility and progression;

• Salary sacrifice arrangements; 

• Comprehensive health, welfare and carer support services; 

• Leave assistance for study; 

• Access to a free gymnasium at Police Headquarters and the Academies (Oxley and Townsville). 


Entry Requirements

How to apply

Recruitment Process



Police Officer Career Path

Valuing Diversity

Frequently Asked Questions

Protective Services are staff members of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and provide security services to Government buildings, environs and staff. Officers are appointed under oath as either a Protective Security Officer or a Senior Protective Security Officer.  Senior Protective Security Officers have legislative powers within State Government buildings to;

•             Demand Identification;

•             Examine entrants and belongings;

•             Seize proscribed matter;

•             Evict offenders;

•             Detain offenders.

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