New correctional officers improve community safety in Far North Queensland 

  • Twelve Custodial Correctional Officers join the frontline of public safety
  • Officers equipped with highest level of training
  • QCS actively recruiting for a variety of roles

Queensland Corrective Services inducted 12 more Custodial Correctional Officers (CCO) to the frontline of public safety on Monday 15 April working to reduce reoffending to keep Far North Queensland.

Joined by family and friends, the new officers were recognised for their achievement after completing a paid 10-week Custodial Officer Entry Program.

The new officers will be posted to Lotus Glen Correctional Centre in coming days.

QCS is actively recruiting with many career paths on offer at the top tier public safety agency, including CCOs, trade instructors, dog squad officers, psychologists, counsellors, cultural liaison officers and administrative roles, all of which play a vital role in managing and rehabilitating prisoners to keep communities safe.


Quotes attributable to Member for Cook Cynthia Lui MP:

“We welcome and congratulate all the new recruits to Lotus Glen. Thank you for your service to the frontline of public safety.

“Queensland Corrective Services is an essential part of our criminal justice system, delivering innovative, effective, evidence-based correctional services, which contribute to a safer Queensland.”

Quotes attributable to Eloise Hamlett ACM, Assistant Commissioner, Central and Northern Region Command QCS:

“Thank you to all our trainers for supporting and equipping our new graduates with the knowledge and skills they need in the frontline public safety 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.”

Quotes attributable to Chief Superintendent Gabrielle Payne ACM, General Manager, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre:

“Our officers are our greatest asset, and we strive to ensure they are supported as they carry out their often-unseen duties.

“Correctional officers make public safety the priority every day, striving to ensure prisoners and offenders are less likely to return to crime.”

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