Sheriff’s Officers – Centralisation of Field Enforcement
You would have seen an Expression of Interest (‘EOI’) released by the Office of the Sheriff on 29 October 2018. The EOI is seeking grade1/2 Sheriff’s Officers for a three- to four-month role in the Sheriff’s Mobile Enforcement Team. It covers 14 locations across the Sydney and Greater Metropolitan regions and is a pilot study.
The PSA and its SOVBAG Delegates are concerned Sheriff’s Officers may only be performing Court Security should field enforcement be centralised. That is, if field enforcement becomes one big enforcement team that targets a specific Sheriff’s Office, for example Burwood, then moves onto another Sheriff’s Office. The Office of the Sheriff has not released a bulletin to allay those concerns to its employees. The PSA/SOVBAG is considering pursuing this with the Office of the Sheriff at the 6 December Joint Consultative Committee meeting.
Survey – Sheriff’s Officers
We need feedback from our members to determine if this is an issue. PSA is seeking members to complete the survey by clicking the link HERE.
The survey is only three questions with Yes or No answers. We would like your response by Friday 30 November 2018.
Your union will continue to update members on matters affecting Sheriff’s Officers by visiting workplaces.
If you would like to arrange a meeting at your workplace please email Glenn Duncan at GDuncan@psa.asn.au.
As always the PSA welcomes member’s feedback. Should you have any questions or comments please contact your delegate firstly and if required the PSA.
Your PSA/SOVBAG Delegates are:
Eddie Lia – Campbelltown Court
Daniel De La Paz – Penrith Court
Stephen Hancock – Burwood Court
Glen Elliot-Rudder – Wagga Wagga Court
Jonathon Martinez – Gosford Court
Monique Muir – Coffs Harbour Court
Joseph Safour – Wagga Wagga Court
Your PSA staff:
Andrew Boulton – PSA Industrial Officer
Glenn Duncan – PSA Organiser
What can you do?
- Give a copy of this bulletin to your colleagues.
- Print this bulletin and put it up on your notice board.
- Ask a colleague to join the PSA.
- Get involved as your Area Contact
Not a member? Join online at www.psa.asn.au/join
Members can update their details at https://membership.psa.asn.au