Prison officers ready to go
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.