26 September 2023

14 officers share 358 years of work

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14 officers who share 358 years of service

A group of Correctional Officers in North Queensland sharing 358 years worth of experience at the Townsville Correctional Complex to be honoured with a well-earned medal presentation ceremony.

Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon presented Long Service and Good Conduct Medals to the dedicated officers during a visit to the complex.

“It is wonderful to be here to acknowledge, recognise and thank our correctional officers for their significant contribution and service,” Deputy Commissioner McCahon said.

“The presentation of medals celebrates some 358 years of combined service by 14 Queensland Corrective Services officers,” he said.

“This is an extraordinary achievement and an outstanding record of working to keep the community of North Queensland safe.”

The Deputy Commissioner said the correctional officers made the public safety their priority every day, working to ensure prisoners and offenders are less likely to return to crime and every interaction they have is an opportunity to address offending behaviour.

DC McCahon, who commenced his correctional career at Townsville Correctional Complex 38 years ago, also inspected the High Security Men’s and Women’s centres and low security facilities during his visit to Townsville.

Queensland Corrective Services is actively recruiting for new custodial correctional officers to fill positions in North Queensland and to find out more about career options visit this PS News link.

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