National Protective Services will once again be out and about around Albert Park helping local residents get safely to their homes and businesses as crowds head to the F1 action for the 2018 Melbourne Grand Prix.  LR Grand Prix

It’s a job the NPS event team has proudly done for 22 years — every year since the Grand Prix came to Melbourne in 1996. The role is part of NPS’ work with the City of Port Phillip.

NPS CEO Rachaell Saunders said security officers were based on every street to let local residents through. They also helped direct Grand Prix visitors around street closures so they could get to the track and to nearby parking options.

“Once again, our team will be out working during the Australian Grand Prix. It’s a fantastic Melbourne event, but we need to make sure that local people can get to their houses and businesses, and that visitors who are unfamiliar with the area can get to the event on time,” she says.

This on-the-ground work is just one of the ways NPS can diversify its services and provide specially trained staff for various events, she added.

“Our team enjoys getting out and working with the community during various events and festivals. Regardless of the event, we make sure our security officers receive the right training so that they can provide the best customer service and make sure things run smoothly.”

As well as specialised event work, NPS guards provide excellent standards of security work across all services and environments, including control rooms, events, concierge services, gatehouse duties, patrols and access control.

To find out more about NPS all-round security services, call 1300 658 800.