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Protective Services offers a diverse range of career opportunities and working arrangements throughout Queensland. When joining the Service as a protective security officer, our officers complete a full-time three-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)

Employment opportunities are advertised as a classification OO2, OO3 or OO4 in the Queensland Police Service on Smart Jobs.

To find out more about joining Protective Services, please contact ProtectiveServices.Recruitment@police.qld.gov.au.