New correctional officers improve community safety in Capricornia
- Eight new Custodial Correctional Officers join the frontline of public safety
- These officers are equipped with the highest level of training
- Queensland Corrective Services offers many career paths for its graduates
Queensland Corrective Services inducted eight Custodial Correctional Officers (CCO) to the frontline of public safety on Friday 29 September working to reduce reoffending to keep Rockhampton safe.
Joined by family and friends, the new officers were recognised for their achievement after completing a paid 10-week Custodial Officer Entry Program.
All eight graduates will be posted to Capricornia Correctional Centre.
There are many career paths the top tier public safety agency offers including CCOs, trade instructors, dog squad officers, psychologists, counsellors, cultural liaison officers and administrative roles, all of which play a vital role in managing and rehabilitating prisoners to keep communities safe.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Police and Corrective Services, Mark Ryan MP:
“Congratulations to our new graduates for upholding public safety and ensuring prisoners and offenders are less likely to return to crime.
“Queensland Corrective Services is an essential part of our criminal justice system, delivering innovative, effective, evidence-based correctional services, which contribute to a safer Queensland.
“Together with the community, we are incredibly proud of the work officers do and their dedication and commitment to their role in keeping the public safe.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga MP:
“Congratulations to the new graduates of the Custodial Officer Entry Program.
“I know you will serve our community well going forward, as you do your part to deliver these essential services in our criminal justice system.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Rockhampton, Barry O’Rourke MP:
“I’m certain these new graduates will have bright futures serving their community, and I congratulate them on all the hard work they’ve put in to reach their graduation today.
“Queensland Corrective Services offers a great many opportunities, and each role plays a key part in keeping our community safe.”
Quotes attributable to Chief Superintendent Richard Butcher, General Manager, Capricornia Correctional Centre:
“Congratulations to all our correctional officers for their commitment and service to frontline public safety.
“Our officers are equipped with the highest level of training, skills and support to enable them to perform their roles safely and effectively.
“Every interaction they have is an opportunity to address offending behaviour and to improve the vocational and life skills of prisoners, assisting in their rehabilitation and reintegration back into the community.”
- Queensland Corrective Services has launched a new careers page online. For more information and to find out how to join, head to: Careers | Queensland Corrective Services (corrections.qld.gov.au)
- The total remuneration package for a QCS Custodial Correctional Officer ranges from $81,645 to $117,152 which includes base salary plus allowances and employer superannuation contributions.
- Eligible candidates who relocate from interstate or South East Queensland to Capricornia, Townsville or Lotus Glen Correctional Centres may also be eligible for a relocation assistance package up to the value of $7,000.