This Saturday, July 24 is International Security Officer’s Day and an opportunity to say thank you to our Protective Services Group for the work that they do as part of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) community.
This event is recognised internationally on the 24th day of the seventh month to represent the 24/7 nature of security work.
Every day, security officers put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public from danger.
Our Protective Security Officers are the faces of our Government buildings, the link between police and our Queensland Government infrastructure, and a valued part of the QPS community.
Protective Services Group Commander, Superintendent Keiryn Dermody said, “This past 18-months has seen many highs and lows as we ride this COVID-19 wave, but throughout it all, we have still managed to continue delivering to our clients, supporting our staff and making brilliant advancements within the group.
“I am so proud of the work that we do to continue keeping Queenslanders safe and supporting the QPS.”
The group celebrated this occasion with a morning tea hosting Protective Security Officers from around the Brisbane CBD as well as a variety of leadership team members from the entire Security and Counter-Terrorism Command who came together to acknowledge the occasion.
Security and Counter-Terrorism Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz encouraged members to reflect on their roles and how they contribute to the safety of Queenslanders.
Assistant Commissioner Platz said, “This role is critical in displaying and upholding the values of the QPS.
“Security is not just checking identification, it is outstanding customer service, communication, courage, integrity, professionalism and leadership.”
You can recognise International Security Officer’s Day by saying thank you to any security staff you see during the week.
You can find out more about International Security Officer’s Day here.