Community safety in central Queensland boosted with 16 new officers

16 new custodial correctional officers were sworn into their front line role in public safety at a ceremony held in Rockhampton today.

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin APM congratulated the graduates completing the Custodial Officer Entry Program (COEP) and joining their colleagues on the front line in a top tier agency.

“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,” Commissioner Martin said.

“The new officers will strive to help transform the lives of those in our care while performing a vital role to help keep the central Queensland community safe.

Deputy Commissioner Organisational Capability James Koulouris was also in attendance and encouraged people from all walks of life to consider the challenge of a career in corrective services.

“It is an exciting time to join Queensland Corrective Services, as we use the five principles of Corrections 2030 – Safety, Excellence, Empowerment, Respect and Accountability – as a roadmap as we strive towards providing word-class corrective services,” DC Koulouris said.

“QCS are 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, with a large variety of roles available across the State. If you think you have what it takes, I encourage you to apply.”

You can find out more about career options within Queensland Corrective Services by visiting