QCS welcomes 12 new custodial officers

Several Queensland Corrective Services facilities will receive new custodial officers following yesterday’s graduation of 12 officers at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy.

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin said safety was a top priority for Queensland Corrective Services.

“Custodial officers are at the front line of public safety, keeping the State safe through the humane containment, supervision and rehabilitation of offenders,” Commissioner Martin said

“I thank the officers for the vital public service they perform on behalf of the people of Queensland.”

The 12 officers will be based at several facilities, including:

  • five at Maryborough Correctional Centre;
  • four at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre; and
  • three at Brisbane Correctional Centre.

Commissioner Martin said more than 300 new custodial officers had completed the rigorous Custodial Officer Entry Program so far this year, including today’s graduates.

“Every day our officers manage some of the most difficult and challenging people in society – and they do so professionally and ethically,” he said.

“Our new graduates have undertaken many hours of training and on-the-job experience to master skills, such as offender and behaviour management, and conflict resolution, to assist with improving the vocational and life skills of prisoners.

“Congratulations to today’s graduates as they embark on their new careers with Queensland Corrective Services, a top-tier public safety agency.”