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Security services

We provide protective security services to the people and property assets of the Queensland Government.

Our workforce incorporates the State Government Protective Security Service (SGPSS) and is formally recognised as State Government Security. View security recruitment opportunities.

We produce government identification cards and provide general government security information including forms, technical information and security system information.

We offer a wide range of services and can provide a complete security solution for almost any situation:

Static guards

Protective security officers

We have base level and empowered officers available to protect government premises, people and assets.

Protective security officers are sworn officers who have the same powers under the criminal code as a security officer in the private sector.

Protective security officer selection and training

Before being appointed, protective security officers undergo an extensive criminal history check as well as training in law, use of force, organisation, operational aspects, workplace health and safety, occupant emergency program, ethical behavior, public relations and discipline.

Senior protective security officers

Senior protective security officers are sworn officers who have, in relation to a state building, all the powers and authorities of a police officer, except the power of arrest.

In addition, senior protective security officers are empowered to detain any person who has committed any offence before handing them over to a police officer.

Senior protective security officer selection and training

Before being appointed, senior protective security officers undergo an extensive criminal history check and training which is held at the Queensland Police Service Academy.

The course provides training in legislation, evidence, communications, ethics, emergencies, operational tactics and supervision.

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Mobile patrols

We have GPS-tracked and monitored patrol vehicles.

Each vehicle is equipped with data and voice communications systems so that patrol officers can keep in contact and report back to the Central Operations Room.

Our mobile patrols operate outside business hours 7 days a week, providing patrols and alarm responses to government buildings within the Brisbane, Logan and Moreton Bay regions.

We also provide patrol and alarm response services across the state, using prequalified preferred suppliers from the private sector.

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Building services coordinators

All building services coordinators are empowered as senior protective security officers.

Building services coordinators selection and training

Building services coordinators have undergone an extensive criminal history check and the same training course as the senior protective security officers, held at the Queensland Police Service Academy.

Building services coordinators are selected from applicants who have a demonstrated knowledge of building management and procedures.

Students are required to complete an extensive pre-course study of the Australian Standard 3745-2010, Planning for Emergencies in Facilities. The course provides training in facilities management, security, administration, workplace health and safety, occupant emergency program, supervision and communication.

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Alarm monitoring

We provide a high level, 24 hour, 7 day a week monitoring service for more than 2500 electronic security systems across government.

We maintain a C1 grading for our Monitoring Station with Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL).

In the event of a natural disaster or technical issue we can divert alarm transmission and calls.

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Security consultancy

We can provide security consultation for government agencies.

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Technical services

Our Technical Services section provides technical support to our commercial clients for their security solutions.

This section also provides some technical support for State Government Security operations.

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More information

For more information contact us on (07) 3224 6961, fax (07) 3224 4288, email security@sgs.qld.gov.au or PO Box 15464, City East Qld 4002.
 
For monitoring and after hours support (24 hours/7 days) contact us on (07) 3224 6666, fax (07) 3225 8705 or email cor@sgs.qld.gov.au.
 
School Watch reports can be made by phoning 131 788.


Last updated 04 July 2013
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