6th March 2020

 More Victoria Police Buttons

Stokes & Sons Melb and K.G. Luke A/Asia Ltd

King’s crown. Stokes Vic c.1950-52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior  Officer Victoria Police

Presumably this refers to commissioned ranks, i.e. Inspector, Superintendent and Commissioner.

It is not clear on the photo, but the words ‘Victoria Police Force’ appear above the British Coat of Arms. Stokes & Sons Victoria 1950-52.

 

Protective Service Officer, Victoria Police

A. J. Parkes Brisbane. Gilt.

PSOs have provided security services in Victoria since 1987 to guard  places such as the law courts in Melbourne; the Victoria Police Centre, St Kilda Road Police Complex, Parliament House, Treasury, the Shrine of Remembrance, and 121 Exhibition Street (Department of Justice). In 2011 legislation was amended to allow for PSOs to patrol train stations and trains after 6pm each day. recruits undertake training at the Police Academy.