Security officers for local courts
10 Jan 2018 Wangaratta Chronicle, Wangaratta VIC (General News) WANGARATTA and other North East residents now have access to safer and more secure court facilities as part of a statewide rollout of court security officers (CSOs). Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) said the State Government is funding five CSOs at each of the court facilities in Wangaratta, Wodonga and Shepparton, and three each at Benalla and Mansfield. She said the officers will undertake entry screening and provide a roving security presence on court sitting days, and also provide escort services for vulnerable people when required, including women and children who have been victims of family violence. Ms Symes said the new court security officers will also allow Victoria Police, where they consider it appropriate, to re-deploy police officers currently providing court security to front-line duties. The presence of CSOs provides a valuable service and delivers on key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, she said. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.