26 September 2023

New recruits boost ranks of QCS

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The ranks of Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) have been boosted with the addition of 18 new Custodial Correctional Officers who have completed their training in Townsville.

QCS Commissioner, Peter Martin congratulated the graduates from the Custodial Officer Entry Level Program.

“I commend these trainees for choosing a career on the frontline of public safety in Queensland,” Commissioner Martin said.

“All our officers undertake training to ensure they are prepared to take on the challenges of working in a correctional environment every day.”

He said it was an exciting time to be joining the QCS as it worked to make the community safe through its five guiding principles of Corrections 2030 — safety, excellence, empowerment, accountability and respect.

“I expect all our officers to use these guiding principles as a roadmap as we all continue to develop our culture and strive for best practice as a world class corrective service,” Commissioner Martin said.

He encouraged others looking for a stable, interesting job with a wide variety of career paths and job opportunities throughout Queensland to “take a look inside”.

“There has never been a better time to consider joining us as a top tier front line public safety Agency as we strive to help transform lives and communities every day,” the Commissioner said.

He said that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the group will have their formal graduation ceremony at a later date.

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