32 new officers sworn in

Thirty two new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front-line role in public safety at a ceremonies held in Townsville and Maryborough in the past two days.

Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) and joining their colleagues on the front line at Maryborough and Townsville Correctional Centres.

“The training that QCS officers undertake is extensive and ensures they are ready to take on the many challenges of working within a correctional environment each day,” Commissioner Martin said.

“The new officers will help transform the lives of those in our care while performing a vital role to help keep Queensland communities safe. The difference these officers make to transform lives should not be underestimated and I thank them all for their commitment to creating a safer community for us all.

Fifteen new custodial correctional officers (CCOs) were sworn into frontline roles in public safety at a ceremony in Maryborough today, and 17 were sworn in at a ceremony in Townsville on Thursday.

Commissioner Martin encouraged people from all walks of life right across Queensland to consider the challenge of a career in corrective services.

“It is an exciting time to join Queensland Corrective Services, as we use the five principles of Corrections 2030 – Safety, Excellence, Empowerment, Respect and Accountability – as a roadmap towards providing word-class corrective services,” DC Stewart said.

“QCS are looking for passionate people from all walks of life to join the front line of public safety – people who want to transform lives and improve the safety of the Queensland community.

“QCS recently kicked off our largest recruitment campaign in our history, and we’re very happy with the amount of interest from would-be officers.

“With a large variety of roles available across the State, if you think you have what it takes, I encourage you to apply.”

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