Prison of­fi­cers ready to go

The Weekend Post - - News -

FIF­TEEN new cus­to­dial of­fi­cers have been ap­pointed to Lo­tus Glen Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre near Ma­reeba.

The 15 new of­fi­cers were in­ducted at the Ma­reeba In­ter­na­tional Club.

Mem­ber for Cook Cyn­thia Lui said the of­fi­cers would play a vi­tal role in en­sur­ing com­mu­nity safety in the Far North.

“Th­ese ded­i­cated grad­u­ates are about to join a work­force that is do­ing an ex­cel­lent job in what can at times be an un­der­recog­nised field,” she said.

“Ev­ery sin­gle Queens­lan­der is safer for their work and I thank them for it.”

Queens­land Cor­rec­tive Ser­vices cus­to­dial op­er­a­tions deputy com­mis­sioner An­drew Beck said the grad­u­ates came from all walks of life, in­clud­ing some who had pre­vi­ously served in the armed forces.

“The new of­fi­cers com­pleted the rig­or­ous Cus­to­dial Of­fi­cer En­try Pro­gram to en­sure they were ready to man­age some of the most dif­fi­cult and com­plex peo­ple in so­ci­ety,” he said.

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