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Specialist officers show off tactical skills

Specialist QCS officers gave a rare insight into their training to deal with critical incidents behind the wire today as part of a recruitment campaign.

The Tactical Response Team, including the Delta Unit, showcased their skills for the cameras at Maryborough Correctional Centre recently.

The display was a part of a campaign to find people to fill at least 30 permanent, full-time positions in coming months.

General Manager of Maryborough Correctional Centre, Chief Superintendent Kris Winter said the skills on show are used to ensure the safety and security of the centre when critical incidents occur.

“This capability to diffuse and resolve difficult and dangerous situations is an important part of ensuring our officers go home safely at the end of their shift,” Chief Superintendent Winter said.

“Some people are daunted by the prospect of working in a prison, but the reality is that we work hard to ensure our recruits receive the very best training and support which includes 10 weeks of paid training in the centre.

“The feedback from our new officers is that they feel well equipped and taught the skills required to have a successful career at QCS.

“We know that people who have good communication skills and a desire to make a positive difference to the people they supervise can make great Custodial Correctional Officers, irrespective of previous employment paths.

“We have many officers who have had previous careers in policing, armed forces, hospitality, tourism, farming and many other industries, who are on their second or third careers.

“This is a great opportunity for people from all walks of life and experience who want to make a real difference to people’s lives.

“I encourage anyone looking for a meaningful career which has opportunities for progression and diversity of work, to consider if their skills and experience are a good fit to become a Custodial Correctional Officer with QCS.”

Chief Superintendent Winter said the Tactical Response Team and Delta Unit are just two of many career pathways Custodial Correctional Officers can take once joining the QCS family.

“I want to thank the officers for showcasing the excellent, high-level skills they use to protect the safety and security of the Maryborough Correctional Centre and the local community,” Chief Superintendent Winter said.

Potential Custodial Correctional Officers are encouraged to apply now.

A 10-week paid, training course for up to 15 trainees is due to start in April 2022, with a second intake scheduled for August 2022.

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