New Correctional Officers For Central Queensland

  • 17 new Custodial Correctional Officers join the public safety frontline in Central Queensland.
  • All 17 undertaking 10-week Custodial Officer Entry program.
  • Over the last year, 547 new Queensland Custodial Corrections Officers have graduated from training.

A former nurse, personal trainer, truck driver and a youth worker are among 17 new officers successfully completing a 10-week Custodial Officer Entry program in Central Queensland.

The new Custodial Officers are starting new careers on the frontline of public safety at the Capricornia Correctional Centre following an induction ceremony on Thursday, 6 June with family and friends.

Led by experienced instructors from the Queensland Corrective Services Academy, the entry program includes training in conflict management, tactical skills and QCS policies and legislation to assist with prisoner rehabilitation.

Queensland Corrective Services is actively recruiting for good, public safety focused jobs and careers including trade instructors, dog squad officers, psychologists, counsellors, cultural liaison officers and administration.

Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke attended the Central Queensland induction ceremony on behalf of the state’s Corrective Services Minister Nikki Boyd.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Rockhampton, Barry O’Rourke:

“Congratulations to all 17 of Central Queensland’s newest correctional officers on starting rewarding careers on the frontline of community safety.

“These good Queensland jobs are an important part of delivering innovative, effective, evidence-based correctional services and rehabilitation.

“We back our Custodial Correctional Officers because of the great work they do in helping to keep Queenslanders safe.”

Quotes attributable to Corrective Services Minister Nikki Boyd:

“These 17 newly graduated Custodial Correctional Officers are a great credit to the training expertise of the Queensland Corrective Services Academy’s quality team of instructors.

“Over the last year, Academy instructors have collectively clocked up 200,000 hours training 547 new officers over 5,470 weeks with a strong focus on reducing prisoner reoffending.

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Quotes attributable to Chief Superintendent Alan Houchin, Acting General Manager, Capricornia Correctional Centre:

“We are incredibly proud of all our correctional officers today for their commitment and service to frontline public safety.

“Our officers are equipped with the highest level of training, skills and support to enable them to perform their roles safely and effectively.

“Every interaction our officers have is an opportunity to address offending behaviour and to improve the vocational and life skills of prisoners, assisting in their rehabilitation and reintegration back into the community.”

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