Eight new custodial correctional officers will be sworn into their front-line role in public safety at a ceremony held in Rockhampton tomorrow (Friday 18 June).
Deputy Commissioner for Custodial Operations, Gary McCahon, congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) and joining their colleagues on the front line.
“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,” DC McCahon said.
“The new officers will help transform the lives of those in our custody while performing a vital role to help keep Central Queensland communities safe.
“It is an exciting time to join Queensland Corrective Services here in Rockhampton, as we finalise the expansion that is effectively doubling the size of the Capricornia Correctional Centre.
“QCS is 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 its 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.”