New Correctional Officer recruitment campaign launches

Elise Archer,

Minister for Corrections and Rehabilitation,

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to do all we can to attract more Correctional Officers into the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS), as part of our ongoing recruitment drive to ensure the safety of staff, prisoners and the community.

A key priority of mine as Minister for Corrections and Rehabilitation is a strong focus on rehabilitation within our corrections system, and so we are continuing to seek staff from all backgrounds to fulfill the role of a Correctional Officer.

That’s why the TPS has launched a new Correctional Officer recruitment campaign this week, featuring some of our hard working Correctional Officers talking about their challenging but very rewarding careers.

The role of a Correctional Officer helps to keep our communities safe by maintaining the safety and security within our correctional facilities, as well as playing a key role in supporting the rehabilitation of offenders.

It again confirms our significant investment since coming to office, with almost 240 additional Correctional Officers employed within our correctional system since 2016, and 24 new recruits commencing training earlier this month – but we know more needs to be done, and we are committed to doing it.

Boosting Correctional Officer numbers remains a key focus of mine for 2022, and the TPS plans to conduct another four new recruit schools throughout this year, which will be the most recruit schools ever conducted in a calendar year by the TPS.

The current recruitment campaign will run both nationally and internationally, and continues the TPS’s major recruitment drive, further boosting the number of Correctional Officers within our facilities.

Anyone interested in the role is encouraged to visit the TPS Correctional Officer recruitment website at correctionscareers.tas.gov.au.

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