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New correctional officers improve community safety in Maryborough (with Audio grab)

  • 15 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 15 more Custodial Correctional Officers (CCO) to the frontline of public safety today (Friday 19 April) working to reduce reoffending to keep Maryborough 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 Maryborough Correctional Centre in coming days.

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At the ceremony, six officers with 90 years of experience between them were recognised with the National Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medals.

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 to keep communities safe.

Representing the Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Nikki Boyd MP, the Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders attended the ceremony to congratulate the new graduates.

Quotes attributable to Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders:

“Congratulations to our newest and experienced 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 Eloise Hamlett ACM, Assistant Commissioner, Central and Northern Region Command 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.”

Audio grab featuring CCO Madeline

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.
  • The National Medal, introduced in 1975, is Australia’s most awarded civilian medal.