Protective Services Group (PSG) First Nations Project:
The project is a new service delivery initiative designed to recruit, train, and employ local First Nations community members, in PSG Senior Protective Security Officer roles within 11 remote communities across Queensland. This will provide employment for approximately 120 local community members and in turn, it will significantly reduce contracting arrangements with private security officers that perform this role on our behalf. An initial pilot phase of the project has been trialled on Palm Island over the last 2 years, with exciting results in regards to community safety, crime reduction and community engagement at security patrolled precincts (schools and courts).
The First Nations communities Senior Protective Security Officer program, provides a culturally sensitive 5 week (paid) training focusing on personal, interpersonal and professional skills as well as health and wellbeing, financial literacy and the skills to perform the specific roles, responsibilities and functions that is required to become a Senior Protective Security Officer within the Queensland Police Service. Training competencies are assessed through scenario-based training as opposed to the traditional theoric type examination setting and are delivered in-community.
This employment model, which recognises the knowledge, experience and understanding of the local people is expected to further promote harmony and self-determination around social, cultural and economic needs within these communities. By providing locally enhanced protective security services, Protective Services Group will assist in:
- Keeping the community safe
- Protecting Government assets and infrastructure,
- Developing stronger relationships in the community, preserving the peace and reducing crime,
- Creating sustainable and secure employment opportunities.
The communities were are committed to engaging are:
- Lockhart River
- Mornington Island
- Palm Island
If you are based in the communities listed above and are interested in becoming a Senior Protective Security Officer, send your expression of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the First Nations Project team on 07 3051 8007.