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New correctional officers improve community safety in Capricornia

  • Twenty Custodial Correctional Officers join the frontline of public safety
  • Officers equipped with highest level of training
  • QCS actively recruiting for a variety of roles


Queensland Corrective Services inducted 20 more Custodial Correctional Officers (CCO) to the frontline of public safety on Tuesday 2 April 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.

The new officers will be posted to Capricornia Correctional Centre in coming days.

QCS is actively recruiting with many career paths on offer at the top tier public safety agency, 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.

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Representing the Minister for Fire and Disaster Recovery and the Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Nikki Boyd, the Member for Rockhampton Mr Barry O’Rourke MP attended the ceremony to congratulate the new graduates.

Quotes attributable to Member for Rockhampton, Barry O’Rourke:

“Congratulations to our newest correctional officers for their commitment and service to frontline public safety.

“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 Gary McCahon Deputy Commissioner, Custodial Operations QCS:

“Congratulations to all our correctional officers today 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 our officers 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.”

Further information:

  • Queensland Corrective Services has a careers page online. For more information and to find out how to join, head to: Careers | Queensland Corrective Services (
  • 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.