38 new corrections officers keeping Queensland community safe

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner, Peter Martin APM and the Commissioner of Corrective Services of the Solomon Islands, Gabriel Manelusi welcomed 18 new custodial correctional officers at a ceremony at Wacol last week (29 August).

The Commissioners also celebrated 20 community corrections officers’ completion of the Practitioner Development Program.

The QCS officers affirmed their commitment to keeping the community safe through the humane containment and rehabilitation of prisoners and offenders in the community.

The 18 custodial correctional officers will be posted to Borallon Training and Correctional Centre, Wolston Correctional Centre and Woodford Correctional Centre.

The 20 community corrections officers are posted to Beenleigh, Brisbane Central, Brisbane South, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Ipswich, Mackay, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Roma, Southport, Thursday Island and Weipa District Offices.

Commissioner Peter Martin APM welcomed Commissioner Manelusi to the graduation.

“We are proud to have Commissioner Manelusi  here today as part of our international Memorandum of Understanding with the Corrective Service of the Solomon Islands.

“I welcome Commissioner Manelusi’s visit to see how our world class corrective services operate in Queensland.

“I am immensely proud to welcome the new officers to the QCS family. I am confident in their ability to meet whatever challenges lie ahead and look forward to serving with them to make Queensland a safer place.”

“All QCS officers play a vital role in keeping the public safe and I wish this group of custodial and community corrections officers well in their careers managing some of the most dangerous and complex people in our society,” Commissioner Martin said.

Are you ready to take a look inside and see if you’re up to the challenge of a career in corrections? Visit www.corrections.qld.gov.au/careers for more information.

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