Protective Services Officers

Know your rights with Protective Services Officers

PSOs are armed and have police-like powers, meaning they can arrest you, search you, move you on and ask you for your name and address when they are on duty at a train station.Young people use public transport frequently which means they are more likely than others to come into contact with PSOs.

It’s important to know your rights when dealing with PSOs. This fact sheet will explain what PSOs can and can’t do, and where you can go for more information or to get legal help.


Download this fact sheet below:

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