The CSS is funded through a levy, the Property Surveillance Charge, which is charged to all properties. The charge per property for the 2019-2020 financial year is $57.
All CSS officers are qualified security officers, with a minimum qualification of Certificate II in Security Operations. Many CSS officers hold higher qualifications. All CSS Officers posses a security licence, Senior First Aid certificate and are also trained in Designing Out Crime principles.
All CSS officers must have a valid police clearance on employment. We also review the validity of these police clearances every 12 months.