An armed guard has been taken off the beat in Victoria after being charged with firearms offences.
In a brief statement, Victoria Police confirmed on Friday that a Protective Services Officer (PSO) has been charged on summons.
The officer is accused of failing to secure and properly store a personal firearm and ammunition at a home.
"The PSO has been transferred to non-operational duties," the statement said.
The statement does not disclose the officer's name, age, location where he was stationed or the suburb where the offences are alleged to have occurred.The man will face the Melbourne Magistrates Court on November 28.